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Audio: Tisha B'Av on the Temple Mount: From Mourning to Rebuilding

The State of Israel, the Redemption, and the Holy Temple: Rise and Shine, Jewish People!
8/9/2011, 4:15 PM

A7 Radio's "Temple Talk" with Rabbi Chaim Richman and Yitzchak Reuven
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On Tisha B'Av, the day of mourning and national tragedy, Rabbi Richman and Yitzchak Reuven ascended the holy Temple Mount together with hundreds of Jews of all ages and backgrounds, searching for understanding on this spiritually-powerful day. We all know that the prophets of Israel assure us this day of sadness will be transformed into a day of rejoicing. But we wonder: How? When? Today, on top of Mount Moriah, in the very place that the Holy Temple was sacked and destroyed nearly 2,000 years ago, we discovered the answer: It is the Jewish people themselves who will make this prophecy come true. It is the nation of Israel who will decide that they have had their fill of mourning, and are ready to rebuild. Rabbi Richman and Yitzchak recorded this special edition of Temple Talk just after descending from the mountain, and they share their unforgettable experiences and impressions from this historic and unprecedented Tisha B'Av visit to the most sacred site in the world.

Rabbi Yisrael Ariel of the Temple Institute on the Temple Mount.

This week from the TEMPLE INSTITUTE:

WEEKLY TORAH PORTION: VA'ETCHANAN: Will be posted Wednesday, August 10th.

LIGHT TO THE NATIONS, with Rabbi Chaim Richman: THE TEMPLE OFFERINGS, PART V: THE THREE FIRES: Upon the great stone altar that stood outside the Holy Temple were three separate fires, each one serving a unique purpose as part of the daily Tamid service, each one having been described in the book of Leviticus.

BAT MELECH, with Rena Richman: THE WOMEN OF THE DESERT, PART II: The women of the desert and the feminine spiritual energy, strength and determination that they were able to tap into and channel enabled them to shepherd the entire generation out of the holocaust of Egypt, throughout the forty years of the wilderness experience, and ultimately into the land of Israel. This teaching was originally
recorded in Dallas, Texas, and is being presented in four parts.

THE 9TH OF AV ON THE TEMPLE MOUNT: An unprecedented number of Jews met upon the Temple Mount on the morning of Tish'a b'Av. We captured a few moments of the more than four hours upon the Mount on video camera.

PICTORIAL ESSAY FROM THE TEMPLE MOUNT, 9TH OF AV:!/pages/The-Temple-Institute/22738684968

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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