A7 Radio's "Temple Talk" with Rabbi Chaim Richman and Yitzchak Reuven
What do the red heifer, Miriam's well, the rock that Moses struck two times with his staff, the disgruntled Israelites, Israel's request from the nation of Edom and her subsequent wars all have in common? Besides all appearing in this week's Torah reading of Chukat, they all provide insight into how G-d runs our natural world with an overlay
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and influx of His beneficence. That is, all reality bends to G-d's will. And, O yes, the color red is woven throughout the entire portion. At least that's what Yitzchak Reuven and guest host Tzvi Richman will try their best to convince the listeners.
This week from the TEMPLE INSTITUTE:
WEEKLY TORAH PORTION: CHUKAT: Going through all these things twice: The generation of the desert, like Adam, the first man, failed to appreciate the gifts that G-d gives us. Adam blamed the woman G-d gave him for his own eating of the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge, and the Israelites in the desert complained about the spiritually refined nourishment known as manna, with which G-d kept them fed for forty years. Is it any wonder that the evil-tongued snake made an appearance in both cases, here being used by G-d as an instrument to exact from
Israel a price for their flagrant disregard? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaDL5bTiSus
LIGHT TO THE NATIONS, with Rabbi Chaim Richman: THE TEMPLE OFFERINGS:
THE DAILY OFFERING: The daily Continual offering is so central to Israel's relationship with G-d that the daily prayer service of the past two thousand years is based upon the structure and purpose of the daily offering. But how did the daily offering actually take place in the Holy Temple? Available Thursday, June 30th.
RABBI RICHMAN - THE TORAH OF TRANSFORMATION: IN FULL SWING!
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 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Israel time (1pm U.S. EST) on Israel National Radio.