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. http://universaltorah.com/programming/category/temple-institute-light-to-the-nations
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.
Click here for details: http://www.templeinstitute.org/events.htm#2011-spring-tour
A whipped-up mob of Arabs violated the sanctity of the Temple Mount during the "Nakba Day " hate Israel frenzy.
Click to see video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eso2OkVMZDE