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5/18/2011, 1:36 AM

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Concluding Leviticus: The Book of For G-d's Sake

Pesach Sheni: The Day Amalek Attacked and the Holiday of Second Chances

The book of Leviticus concludes with a list of admonitions for Israel. How simple, how sweet and complete are our lives in the land of Israel, G-d's property, if we but follow His word and perform His word. Security, prosperity and peace are ours! But should we slip, the litany disasters  which will befall Israel and the shame and of opprobrium which will be ours, is long and arduous. But G-d neither forgets nor regrets His covenant with Israel. The second chances which G-d allows us as individuals and as a people, are also reflected in this week's observation of Pesach Sheni - The Second passover. And... Rabbi Richman's upcoming USA speaking tour!

This week from the TEMPLE INSTITUTE:

WEEKLY TORAH PORTION: BECHUKOTEI: Will be posted promptly!

LIGHT TO THE NATIONS, with Rabbi Chaim Richman:  SEFIRAT HA'OMER: COUNTING UP! Every day counts, if we count every day!. The seven weeks between Passover and Shavuot provide us ideal time for introspection and spiritual progress. Reflect upon your own soul and burnish your Divine image. Available Thursday, May 19.

RABBI RICHMAN - BACK IN THE USA: June, July, 2011, Speaking Engagement Tour: "For out of Zion shall go forth Torah and the word of G-d from Jerusalem. " (Isaiah 2:3)

What is our connection to the Torah? What is a true Torah experience? The Torah is not about information. It is not about amassing more and more knowledge. Torah is about transformation. It is about becoming a different person. It is about the world becoming a different world.

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A whipped-up mob of Arabs violated the sanctity of the Temple Mount during the "Nakba Day " hate Israel frenzy.

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Rabbi Chaim Richman is the international director of the Temple Institute in Jerusalem which is dedicated to rebuilding the Holy Temple (Beit HaMikdash). He is a member of the current effort to revive the Sanhedrin and the author of ten books including Mystery of the Red Heifer and A House of Prayer for All Nations. Yitzchak Reuven works at the Temple Institute in Jerusalem. He previously worked building Biblical harps and other musical instruments for use in the Holy Temple. He and Rabbi Chaim Richman have been friends since their Israeli army days. They host the Temple Talk podcast dealing with issues of the Temple Mount and the weekly Torah parsha every Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Israel time (11 a.m. U.S. EST) on Israel National Radio. Contact Rabbi Richman at:
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