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Secret of the Temple offering: Striving to become a human being

Secret of the Temple offering: Striving to become a human being

Parashat Vayikra and the month of Nisan: The elevation of all life.Rabbi Chaim Richman and Jim Long, 3/19/2021, 4:32 AM
Understand the world: We are the miracle

Understand the world: We are the miracle

The new month of Nisan is the time of Israel’s past and future redemption, and the great future redemption of all humanity.Rabbi Chaim Richman and Jim Long, 3/12/2021, 2:11 AM
The Golden Calf and the tyranny of time

The Golden Calf and the tyranny of time

The secret of the Temple’s copper laver: Washing yesterday away.Rabbi Chaim Richman and Jim Long, 3/5/2021, 1:16 AM
Why is everyone in disguise on Purim?

Why is everyone in disguise on Purim?

Purim parallels and universal lessons from the Scroll of Esther.Rabbi Chaim Richman and Jim Long, 2/26/2021, 6:58 AM
The Divine presence vs. the spirit of Amalek

The Divine presence vs. the spirit of Amalek

Amalek: Seeding doubt and perpetuating fear in an eternal struggle against G-d.Rabbi Chaim Richman and Jim Long, 2/19/2021, 1:43 AM
Towards a just and caring society

Towards a just and caring society

The true service of G-d: Anchoring the Eternal Torah in this physical world.Rabbi Chaim Richman and Jim Long, 2/12/2021, 1:13 AM
Torah for everyone: Man’s eternal rendezvous with the Divine

Torah for everyone: Man’s eternal rendezvous with the Divine

The perpetual Sinai revelation: A unique Noahide perspective on non-Jewish love of Torah.Rabbi Chaim Richman and Jim Long, 2/5/2021, 1:18 AM
The spirit of Amalek that rises up against Israel

The spirit of Amalek that rises up against Israel

The suspension of illusion: Walking through the sea towards our eternal destiny.Rabbi Chaim Richman and Jim Long, 1/29/2021, 1:49 AM
Are we slaves to time, or masters of time?

Are we slaves to time, or masters of time?

Time to leave the hopelessness of exile: A lesson for our time.Rabbi Chaim Richman and Jim Long, 1/22/2021, 1:06 AM
The ten plagues: On the road to redemption

The ten plagues: On the road to redemption

The modern-day Egyptian exile of psychological warfare, fear and control.Rabbi Chaim Richman and Jim Long, 1/15/2021, 1:40 AM
Inclusion, diversity, and the deep dark confusion of exile

Inclusion, diversity, and the deep dark confusion of exile

The recurrent template of exile and redemption: Striving for perfection in the face of adversity.Rabbi Chaim Richman and Jim Long, 1/8/2021, 4:42 AM
The fine art of knowing when not to speak

The fine art of knowing when not to speak

Remembering Vendyl Jones, Biblical archeologist and pioneer of Torah for non-Jews.Rabbi Chaim Richman and Jim Long, 1/1/2021, 2:12 AM
Tevet turmoil: Transitioning towards a new era

Tevet turmoil: Transitioning towards a new era

The Tenth of Tevet and the Septuagint: King Ptolemy, Torah translations and the Golden Calf of intellectual arrogance.Rabbi Chaim Richman and Jim Long, 12/25/2020, 12:47 AM
Deceptive reality: Fighting against illusion

Deceptive reality: Fighting against illusion

These days may seem uncertain, even chaotic. but Hashem knows exactly what He is doing.Rabbi Chaim Richman and Jim Long, 12/18/2020, 4:30 AM
Non-Jews, Hanukkah lights and the courage to stand with Israel

Non-Jews, Hanukkah lights and the courage to stand with Israel

The light of Hanukkah and the soul of Mashiach.Rabbi Chaim Richman and Jim Long, 12/11/2020, 3:09 AM
Plain talk about Israel, Iran and the Fakhrizadeh assassination

Plain talk about Israel, Iran and the Fakhrizadeh assassination

Who is Esav today? The stain of Esav’s influence on the history of Western culture.Rabbi Chaim Richman and Jim Long, 12/4/2020, 1:41 AM
The quandary of Noahides who leave idolatry behind

The quandary of Noahides who leave idolatry behind

Every day should be Thanksgiving: Fathers, children and patterns in time.Rabbi Chaim Richman and Jim Long, 11/27/2020, 12:43 PM
Illusion vs. Reality: The Progenitor of Western Culture

Illusion vs. Reality: The Progenitor of Western Culture

Plain Talk about Parashat Toldot: The Birthright, the Blessings, and the Legacy of Abraham.Rabbi Chaim Richman and Jim Long, 11/20/2020, 12:29 PM
All about life and death - and love and marriage

All about life and death - and love and marriage

The Biblical city of Hebron: Israel’s ancient and inexorable ties to the Land of Israel.Rabbi Chaim Richman and Jim Long, 11/13/2020, 2:35 AM
A defining moment at the crossroads of history

A defining moment at the crossroads of history

The deeper meaning of the timing of this important election falling on the week of the Torah portion of Vayera.Rabbi Chaim Richman and Jim Long, 11/6/2020, 6:23 AM
The amazing merit of our mother Rachel

The amazing merit of our mother Rachel

The patriarch Abraham: Sharing the knowledge of G-d with a world in denial.Rabbi Chaim Richman and Jim Long, 10/30/2020, 12:53 AM
The waters of Marcheshvan: Blessing or retribution

The waters of Marcheshvan: Blessing or retribution

Understanding the generations from Adam to Noah: Why did humanity descend into decadence?Rabbi Chaim Richman and Jim Long, 10/23/2020, 12:28 PM
Is the world on auto pilot, or is G-d still running the show?

Is the world on auto pilot, or is G-d still running the show?

The constant renewal of all creation: Our chance to forget about everything we thought we knew, and start again.Rabbi Chaim Richman and Jim Long, 10/16/2020, 2:25 AM
Sukkot joy from Israel to Arkansas

Sukkot joy from Israel to Arkansas

The exquisite beauty of Hoshana Rabbah: Our chance to change the final sealing of judgment.Rabbi Chaim Richman and Jim Long, 10/8/2020, 2:12 AM
Dwelling in the Sukkah: The Secret of True Joy

Dwelling in the Sukkah: The Secret of True Joy

Zechariah’s Prophecy and the Nations’ Special Relationship with the Festival of SukkotRabbi Chaim Richman and Jim Long, 10/2/2020, 2:04 PM
The power of Yom Kippur's forgiveness for Jew and non-Jew alike

The power of Yom Kippur's forgiveness for Jew and non-Jew alike

Yom Kippur: How to change your spiritual DNA? How does Torah define sin, and what makes repentance real?Rabbi Chaim Richman and Jim Long, 9/24/2020, 1:06 AM
Is the Israel-UAE agreement prophecy fulfilled?

Is the Israel-UAE agreement prophecy fulfilled?

Preparing for Rosh HaShana: Rejoice with TremblingRabbi Chaim Richman and Jim Long, 9/18/2020, 1:40 PM
The transformative sound of the shofar: Purity beyond words

The transformative sound of the shofar: Purity beyond words

Standing before Hashem at the renewal of creation: Preparing to receive a new light.Rabbi Chaim Richman and Jim Long, 9/11/2020, 6:06 AM
The great stones of Mount Ebal and peace with the Emirates

The great stones of Mount Ebal and peace with the Emirates

Serving Hashem in gladness is the key to every divine blessing: Torah is the people of Israel’s deed to the Land of Israel.Rabbi Chaim Richman and Jim Long, 9/4/2020, 6:56 AM
Awakening divine mercy in our world

Awakening divine mercy in our world

Grabbing hold in the month of Elul: Desperate times call for desperate measures.Rabbi Chaim Richman and Jim Long, 8/28/2020, 12:51 AM
The transformative experience of Torah: It's not just for Jews

The transformative experience of Torah: It's not just for Jews

The month of Elul is a spiritual workshop for the whole world.Jim Long and Rabbi Chaim Richman, 8/21/2020, 12:17 AM
Seeing the blessing and the curse – and getting with the program

Seeing the blessing and the curse – and getting with the program

Science, prophetic Torah and the Holy Temple.Rabbi Chaim Richman and Jim Long, 8/14/2020, 1:50 AM
Love and unity in a time of testing and uncertainty

Love and unity in a time of testing and uncertainty

The ‘little’ things we trample underfootRabbi Chaim Richman and Jim Long, 8/7/2020, 1:47 PM
The relevance of the Holy Temple today – and the Temple Mount revolution

The relevance of the Holy Temple today – and the Temple Mount revolution

The significance of the Holy Temple for all people, and the promise of hope that it brings to humanity.Rabbi Chaim Richman and Jim Long, 7/31/2020, 3:37 AM
King without a crown: Who rules over you?

King without a crown: Who rules over you?

Torah for everyone: Fixing a damaged, despairing world with love and kindnessRabbi Chaim Richman and Jim Long, 7/24/2020, 3:15 PM
Seeking and speaking the truth in a world gone mad

Seeking and speaking the truth in a world gone mad

True leadership: Responsible, prayerful, and selfless.Rabbi Chaim Richman and Jim Long, 7/17/2020, 4:14 AM
The new morality: Twitter bans the Jewish Star as a hate symbol

The new morality: Twitter bans the Jewish Star as a hate symbol

Breaking the template: Do we have free will or is everything predetermined?Rabbi Chaim Richman and Jim Long, 7/10/2020, 3:41 AM
World hypocrisy and Israel’s ‘flagrant violation of international law’

World hypocrisy and Israel’s ‘flagrant violation of international law’

The heathen prophet Bila'am vs. the existence of Israel.Rabbi Chaim Richman and Jim Long, 7/3/2020, 5:02 PM
Israel's sovereignty dilemma: When our leaders are put to the test

Israel's sovereignty dilemma: When our leaders are put to the test

Narcissism in the garb of civil rights activismRabbi Chaim Richman and Jim Long, 6/26/2020, 7:01 PM
Speaking against Israel: An ancient sin with a modern twist

Speaking against Israel: An ancient sin with a modern twist

The sin of evil speech and the law of reciprocity: Making a choice to see the good.Rabbi Chaim Richman and Jim Long, 6/19/2020, 11:13 AM
The annexation question and the Book of Numbers

The annexation question and the Book of Numbers

A thread connects between the Torah portions, COVID-19, the George Floyd protests and the contentious issue of Israeli annexation.Rabbi Chaim Richman and Jim Long, 6/12/2020, 6:59 AM
The media, anarchy, and the innocents caught in-between

The media, anarchy, and the innocents caught in-between

Priestly Blessing of peace for a world gone mad: Torah presents Hashem’s vision for a just and loving society.Rabbi Chaim Richman and Jim Long, 6/5/2020, 5:34 AM
The Gift of the Torah, and the Nations of the World

The Gift of the Torah, and the Nations of the World

"Truth will Sprout from the Ground”: G-d Gave Israel the Torah at Sinai Because He Loves This World and He Loves Man.Rabbi Chaim Richman and Jim Long, 5/28/2020, 5:01 PM
Jerusalem Day: The spiritual nexus of all mankind

Jerusalem Day: The spiritual nexus of all mankind

Is Torah for everyone, or only for Israel?Rabbi Chaim Richman and Jim Long, 5/22/2020, 7:00 AM
The unbreakable connection of the Israelis to their land

The unbreakable connection of the Israelis to their land

The land of Israel and the secret of the Sabbatical year.Rabbi Chaim Richman and Jim Long, 5/15/2020, 1:06 AM
Overcoming the illusion of death

Overcoming the illusion of death

The Kohanim and the calendar: Striving towards an elevated perception of reality.Rabbi Chaim Richman and Jim Long, 5/8/2020, 4:23 AM
Independence Day, an event of Biblical proportions

Independence Day, an event of Biblical proportions

Thanking G-d for the State of Israel, acknowledging the miracle.Rabbi Chaim Richman and Jim Long, 4/29/2020, 4:59 AM
Progress towards the world healing from COVID-19

Progress towards the world healing from COVID-19

The Divine, prophetic trajectory of the month of Iyar, the month of healing.Rabbi Chaim Richman and Jim Long, 4/24/2020, 6:59 AM
The riddle of the Exodus revisited – and what it means to you

The riddle of the Exodus revisited – and what it means to you

The Biblical account of the Exodus: Fact or fiction?Rabbi Chaim Richman and Jim Long, 4/14/2020, 7:11 AM
Passover in the time of coronavirus: Faith, freedom and healing

Passover in the time of coronavirus: Faith, freedom and healing

The Passover challenge: Rise up and destroy the world’s idolatry.Rabbi Chaim Richman and Jim Long, 4/3/2020, 5:50 AM
Global lockdown: A time for reflection, a time for change

Global lockdown: A time for reflection, a time for change

The book of Leviticus, the Divine service, and the Temple offerings: Heart of the Torah.Rabbi Chaim Richman and Jim Long, 3/27/2020, 5:30 AM
The coronavirus crisis: Confronting our isolation, reaching out with kindness

The coronavirus crisis: Confronting our isolation, reaching out with kindness

The connections between the assembly of the nation to build the Tabernacle, and our isolation in the grip of the coronavirus crisis.Rabbi Chaim Richman and Jim Long, 3/20/2020, 2:09 AM
Coronavirus and the hidden presence of G-d in our lives

Coronavirus and the hidden presence of G-d in our lives

The Golden Calf and the Red Heifer meet this Shabbat.Rabbi Chaim Richman and Jim Long, 3/13/2020, 4:06 AM
Moshe and the Israeli elections: concealment and revelation

Moshe and the Israeli elections: concealment and revelation

Building a model world and making G-d’s dream come True.Rabbi Chaim Richman and Jim Long, 3/6/2020, 4:58 AM
Raiding the Lost Ark: Where is the Ark of the Covenant today?

Raiding the Lost Ark: Where is the Ark of the Covenant today?

Have a Heart: G-d wants us to build Him a house in this world.Rabbi Chaim Richman and Jim Long, 2/28/2020, 6:58 AM
Final thoughts of Rebbitzen Esther Jungreis

Final thoughts of Rebbitzen Esther Jungreis

The Rebbitzen's final words on Eikev from Hineni. Rabbi Yisroel and Rabbi Osher honor their mother at her Levaya.Shira Nussdorf, 8/26/2016, 11:30 AM
Boteach vs. Beinart - right against left

Boteach vs. Beinart - right against left

Rabbi Shmuel Boteach and Peter Beinart join Tel Aviv Internationals in fighting for the ideal Israel. Two old friends face off to debate.Shira Nussdorf, 12/13/2015, 2:19 AM