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Weekly Torah Study: Vayera

Weekly Torah Study: Vayera

Where would we fall on the scale of righteousness if put to a difficult test?Rabbi Gedalia Meyer, 21/10/2021 22:36
Weekly Torah Study: Does G-d need the rainbow as a reminder?

Weekly Torah Study: Does G-d need the rainbow as a reminder?

Isn't the rainbow a perfectly natural phenomenon that has existed from time immemorial?Rabbi Gedalia Meyer, 10/10/2021 09:41
Weekly Torah Study:  Vezot Habracha

Weekly Torah Study: Vezot Habracha

Moshe blesses the tribes of Israel before his death, beginning his words with fiery imagery. Why?Rabbi Gedalia Meyer, 24/09/2021 06:42
Jews staying on the same page

Jews staying on the same page

The only way to ensure the short and long term viability of a Torah based society is loyalty to the same Torah.Rabbi Gedalia Meyer, 08/08/2021 08:43
Weekly Torah Study for Eikev: 'Not by bread alone'

Weekly Torah Study for Eikev: 'Not by bread alone'

What, then, does sustain man?Rabbi Gedalia Meyer, 30/07/2021 06:16
Weekly Torah Study: Va'etchanan

Weekly Torah Study: Va'etchanan

The oneness and unity of G-d was a revolutionary revelation enunciated in this week's Torah reading.Rabbi Gedalia Meyer, 23/07/2021 15:17
Weekly Torah Study: Time and space

Weekly Torah Study: Time and space

What is time? What is space? We live within them and can't live without them.Rabbi Gedalia Meyer, 19/07/2021 07:29
Weekly Torah study: Chukat

Weekly Torah study: Chukat

Water plays a major role in this week's parasha.Rabbi Gedalia Meyer, 19/06/2021 21:49
 Weekly Torah study: Korach

Weekly Torah study: Korach

This is a Torah portion about the power of words.Rabbi Gedalia Meyer, 10/06/2021 22:11
Weekly Torah Study: What is prophecy?

Weekly Torah Study: What is prophecy?

How can we uinderstand how prophecy differs from ordinary speech?Rabbi Gedalia Meyer, 30/05/2021 15:15
Temple Institute weekly Torah study: Naso

Temple Institute weekly Torah study: Naso

This Shabbat we read of the hostile people of Gaza in the haftarah - what does that mean today?Rabbi Gedalia Meyer, 21/05/2021 03:52
The Temple Institute: Weekly Torah study: Emor

The Temple Institute: Weekly Torah study: Emor

What is time? Where does it come from? Where does it go?Rabbi Gedalia Meyer, 04/05/2021 18:54
Weekly Torah Study: Passover

Weekly Torah Study: Passover

The Passover Seder, which begins the 7 day holiday, may be the oldest continuous ritual extant.The Temple Institute, 29/03/2021 15:19
Weekly Torah Study: Vayikra

Weekly Torah Study: Vayikra

In modern times, can we relate to the idea of bringing offerings to the Temple?Temple Institute, 20/03/2021 22:02
Weekly Torah study: What is a secular, political thriller doing in the Tanach?

Weekly Torah study: What is a secular, political thriller doing in the Tanach?

A thought provoking sequel to the Purim holiday.Rabbi Gedalia Meyer, 27/02/2021 19:00
What vision did the 70 elders of Israel see?

What vision did the 70 elders of Israel see?

The vision of G-d experienced by Moshe, Aharon, Nadav and Avihu, and 70 elders of Israel described in this week's parasha is unparalleled.Rabbi Gedalia Meyer, 13/02/2021 23:25
Weekly Torah study: Yitro

Weekly Torah study: Yitro

"You shall be to Me a treasure out of all peoples, for Mine is the entire earth." How can G-d choose one people above all others?Rabbi Gedalia Meyer, 05/02/2021 00:50
What had the Israelites to gain from finding grace in Egyptian eyes?

What had the Israelites to gain from finding grace in Egyptian eyes?

Finding grace in Egyptian eyes was no less a miracle than the plagues. What does it signify?Rabbi Gedalia Meyer, 24/01/2021 16:00
Freedom of choice - how does it work?

Freedom of choice - how does it work?

Choice is a gift from G-d that makes us who we are..Rabbi Gedalia Meyer, 16/01/2021 18:43
Weekly Torah Study:Stopping to look at G-d's glory

Weekly Torah Study:Stopping to look at G-d's glory

Do we take the time to look at the beauty around us? Moses did.Rabbi Gedalia Meyer, 10/01/2021 12:56
Weekly Torah study: Where are we heading?

Weekly Torah study: Where are we heading?

Doea G-d want us to know what lies ahead?Rabbi Gedalia Meyer, 03/01/2021 08:00
Weekly Torah Study: The scene of the crime

Weekly Torah Study: The scene of the crime

Life can be difficult to make sense of, random and confounding, at times.Until we see our part in causing the chaos.Rabbi Gedalia Meyer, 22/12/2020 16:56
Temple Institute Weekly Torah Study: G-d as the Master Director of history

Temple Institute Weekly Torah Study: G-d as the Master Director of history

The story of Joseph unfolding in this period's Torah readings is on two levels: Man's actions fulfill G-d's master plan behind the scenes.Rabbi Gedalia Meyer, 13/12/2020 16:00
Weekly Torah Study: Genetics and environment

Weekly Torah Study: Genetics and environment

It's not only nurture, it is also nature that plays a role in choosing a bride.Rabbi Gedalia Meyer, 15/11/2020 08:00
Did Sarah laugh?

Did Sarah laugh?

Sara laughed when G-d told her she was going to have a baby at age 90! Or did she? She denies it! And who's asking, anyway? IRabbi Gedalia Meyer, 09/11/2020 10:50
 Weekly Torah Study: Lech Lecha

Weekly Torah Study: Lech Lecha

Torah from the Temple Institute in the Old City of Jerusalem.Rabbi Gedalia Meyer, 29/10/2020 22:48
Weekly Torah Study:  It is not in heaven...nor beyond the sea

Weekly Torah Study: It is not in heaven...nor beyond the sea

Moshe Rabbeinu's last essential lessons to his people.Rabbi Gedalia Meyer, 13/09/2020 00:00
A Torah reading with 76 different commandments!

A Torah reading with 76 different commandments!

Our Sages found a pattern in the commandments found in one reading that make up over 12% of all the 613 mitzvot in the Torah.Rabbi Gedalia Meyer, 30/08/2020 08:42
Weekly Torah Study: Be wholehearted with Hashem, your G-d

Weekly Torah Study: Be wholehearted with Hashem, your G-d

All the details involved in building a Torah-true society are founded on one principle.Rav Gedalia Meyer, 22/08/2020 23:07
Weekly Torah Study: Pinchas

Weekly Torah Study: Pinchas

No doubt Pinchas did the right thing. But at what price? The Temple Institute weekly Torah thoughts.Rabbi Gedalia Mayer, 11/07/2020 21:17
Weekly Torah Study: Chukat

Weekly Torah Study: Chukat

What makes the Red heifer so mysterious to us? Lecture from the Temple Institute.Rabbi Gedalia Meyer, 27/06/2020 23:07
Happenstance? Unrelated events?

Happenstance? Unrelated events?

Regarding reality around us as an unrelated series of unconnected random events is a post-modern malady of epic proportions.Rabbi Gedalia Meyer, 16/05/2020 21:26