A7 Radio's "Temple Talk" with Rabbi Chaim Richman and Yitzchak Reuven
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It's parashat Yitro this week, which features the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai, and Tu B'Shevat, the New Year of Trees and holiday of renewal also falls out this week. What a perfect confluence! The challenge of the Torah is for us to be constantly renewed. But old habits and patterns are hard to break. When Hashem delivered the Children of Israel from Egypt, an awful lot of Jews stayed behind -- in fact, the vast majority. Why? They thought they had good reasons for not wanting to come to the Land of Israel. Unfortunately, today as well, there are voices raised against the Land of Israel. How should we respond? Join us for a special edition of Temple Talk that you will never forget. Yitzchak Reuven and Rabbi Richman host a special guest, the beloved and highly esteemed Torah scholar and author Rabbi Nachman Kahana. Rabbi Kahana opens up a little window into his 50 years of life in Israel; his family, his IDF experiences, his insights into every day life in Israel for five decades. He leaves us breathless, joyously moved, and in wide-eyed wonderment over what it really means to be in love with the Land of Israel.
Also this week from the TEMPLE INSTITUTE:
WEEKLY TORAH PORTION: YITRO: G-d brought Israel out of Egypt to lead them to freedom. He also brought them out to serve Him. Are they free or are they the servants of G-d? Or are they both? Fifty days after leaving Egypt, as Israel receives Torah at Sinai, the shofars are sounded, signifying that this is indeed a Jubilee redemption for Israel. Bound to G-d - Free at last!
RETURN TO PROPHECY, with Rabbi Avraham Sutton: DAY FOUR: OUR ROLE IN G-D'S WORLD: G-d created our world with pre-planned imperfections. He's counting on us to spot them and to fix them.
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.