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What is the Truth?

          Back in 2011, an article appeared on the web about South Korean school children studying the Talmud. The South Korean ambassador to Israel was quoted as saying, “Jews have a high percentage of Nobel laureates. 725 more words

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Sometimes, Seeing Isn't Believing

          We use our eyes to navigate the world around us, and we believe that what we see is real.

          Years ago when I worked at the Rochester Institute of Technology, the printing department acquired an expensive new machine that could manipulate images. 557 more words

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Weekly Torah Portion: Shelach (Parashat Shelach) - Rabbi Chaim Richman/The Temple Institute (5777/2017)

Shalom everyone! The following is a lecture by Rabbi Chaim Richman of The Temple Institute on the weekly Torah portion (parashat ha shavua), “Shelach” (Numbers 13:1 – 15:41) 110 more words

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Weekly Torah Portion: Beha'alotcha (Parashat Beha'alotcha) - Rabbi Chaim Richman/The Temple Institute (5777/2017)

Shalom everyone! The following is a lecture by Rabbi Chaim Richman of The Temple Institute on the weekly Torah portion (parashat ha shavua), “Beha’alotcha” (Numbers 8:1 – 12:16) 79 more words

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Naso -- A Weird Drink, Weird Behavior, & A Beautiful Blessing

This week’s Torah portion includes one of the most beautiful and moving passages in the Torah, and two of the oddest. The first odd element is the ordeal of the sotah, performed when a distraught husband accuses his wife of adultery, regardless of whether he has any proof.  477 more words

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Weekly Torah Portion: Naso and Shavuot Message (Parashat Naso) - Rabbi Chaim Richman/The Temple Institute (5777/2017)

Shalom everyone! The following is a lecture by Rabbi Chaim Richman of The Temple Institute on the weekly Torah portion (parashat ha shavua), “Naso” (Numbers 4:21 – 7:89) 90 more words

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Weekly Torah Portion: Bamidbar (Parashat Bamidbar) - Rabbi Chaim Richman/The Temple Institute (5777/2017)

Shalom everyone! The following is a lecture by Rabbi Chaim Richman of The Temple Institute on the weekly Torah portion (parashat ha shavua), “Bamidbar” (Numbers 1:1 – 4:20) 74 more words

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