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First Fruits and Matan Torah: Bringing it All Back Home. From the Garden of Eden to the Holy Temple
6/7/2011, 2:44 PM

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6th of Sivan: From the Garden of Eden to the Holy Temple

With special guest host Tzvi Richman, Yitzchak Reuven discusses the holiday that concludes the counting of the Omer: Shavuot. Why are two loaves of bread the central offering of Shavuot, and why is the bread from wheat and not barley? And what makes this offering different from all other offerings? What do the first fruits have to do with receiving Torah at Sinai? And what does Adam, the first man, have to do with Shavuot? Answers inside!

This week from the TEMPLE INSTITUTE:

WEEKLY TORAH PORTION: BEHA'ALOTCHA: Israel's desert experience, as described throughout the book of Numbers, is a reality created by G-d in which He tends to their every need, but at the same time teaches them how to take responsibility for themselves as individuals and also as a nation. When they shy away or shirk their responsibility, G-d rebukes them. In this manner they are being prepared to enter into the land of Israel where they will assume their role in bringing the entire world closer to G-d and His Torah.

BARACK OBAMA VS THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL: On May 19, 2011, President Barack Hussein Obama delivered a Middle East Foreign Policy speech in Washington, D.C. In it he reveals his true intentions for the state of Israel and the people of Israel. This video is a response.

THE TEMPLE INSTITUTE wishes to all our friends and supporters, to all Israel and to all who attach themselves to the G-d of Israel, a very joy-filled holiday of Shavuot!

May we always be receiving Torah and may we always merit to bring to G-d the first-fruits of all our efforts. May we soon merit to rebuild the Holy Temple!

Learn how Shavuot is observed in the Holy Temple:

LIGHT TO THE NATIONS, with Rabbi Chaim Richman:  THE PILGRIM EXPERIENCE: The pilgrimage experience combined a sublime sense of expectation with an all-embracing feeling of total trust in HaShem, as Temple-goers left their farms and fields and made their way to Jerusalem and the Holy Temple. The festival of Shavuot, which
celebrates the land of Israel and commemorates the receiving of Torah at Sinai epitomizes the total pilgrimage experience. Filmed at the southern wall of the Temple Mount.

BAT MELECH, with Rena Richman: "THE STORY OF RUTH: PART III: Ruth, the story of the Moabite princess who attached herself to the Jewish nation and the G-d of Israel, is traditionally read in synagogues on the upcoming festival of Shavuoth. Rena Richman reveals fascinating midrashic insights into the historical background of the story, focusing on the unique personalities of Ruth, Naomi, and Boaz. These three individuals together create the foundations of the Davidic dynasty. " We are reposting this 4 part series in anticipation of the upcoming Shavuot celebration.

RABBI RICHMAN -  THE TORAH OF TRANSFORMATION: June, July, 2011, USA 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:

Click here to see Rabbi Richman's video invitation to attend his Torah of Transformation teachings in America:

JERUSALEM DAY 5771: A MESSAGE FROM THE TEMPLE INSTITUTE: Jerusalem - the heart and soul of the nation of Israel, the heart and soul of the world. It was 44 years ago today that the Israel Defense Forces liberated Jerusalem and reunited the city. Today, despite all the forces of evil set against her, Jerusalem is growing, ever expanding to accommodate all her children, all those who place their trust in the One G-d of Israel.

BEHOLD: OUR PARTNERS FOR PEACE: A whipped-up mob of Arabs violated the sanctity of the Temple Mount during the May 15th "Nakba Day " hate Israel frenzy. Click to see video:

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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