This week, as we read the Torah portion of Vayeshev which gives the account of the righteous Yosef's descent into the darkness of Egypt, here in Jerusalem we are combating a darkness as well...despite the fact that next week the world will be illuminated by the hidden light of Chanukah. The darkness we refer to, of course, is the spiritual darkness behind the scenes of the Mugrahbi Bridge controversy. The stark truth, say the hosts of Temple Talk, is that it's not about the bridge, stupid...it's about sovereignty. Do you just want to feel good or do you want the truth? Tune into this week's Temple Talk for rage. Not since Dylan Thomas railed "Rage, rage against the dying of the light" has such passion and intensity of feeling been expressed. And yes, we too are raging against the dying of the light...the light of sanity, of sobriety, of Jewish pride and heritage, the light of Chanukah, the light of G-d's honor. If you listen to just one Temple Talk, make sure this is it.
Also this week from the TEMPLE INSTITUTE:
TEMPLE TALK RADIO: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: TEMPLE MOUNT BRIDGE REOPENED: In yesterday’s weekly Temple Talk radio webcast Rabbi Chaim Richman and Yitzchak Reuven made heard their outrage concerning the sudden and inexplicable decision by the government of Israel to close until further notice the Rambam Gate Bridge which provides the sole access to the Temple Mount for Jews and Gentiles. Between the Jerusalem city engineer declaring the bridge unsafe and widely reported threats from Israel’s Moslem neighbors should Israel dare to change the status quo at the Temple Mount either by closing the bridge, allowing it to remain open, tearing it down or building a replacement for it, the government of Israel seemed paralyzed.The morning of Wednesday, December 14, Rabbi Richman and others met at the Rambam Bridge, and much to their delight, the bridge was open and access to the Mount was granted. To what do we owe this sudden change of course? Let’s hear Rabbi Richman describe this latest chapter in the Temple Mount Bridge saga.
This week's all-new RETURN OF PROPHECY with Rabbi Avraham Sutton: Available Thursday, December 15.