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Audio: Raising our Hearts and Hands to Build A House For G-d

It's All Our World And G-d Wants In - He Wants to be in Our Neighborhood.
2/22/2012, 11:36 PM

A7 Radio's "Temple Talk" with Rabbi Chaim Richman and Yitzchak Reuven
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Join Yitzchak Reuven and special guest host, Tzvi Richman in this week's Temple Talk as they discuss the nuts and bolts of building a house, a Tabernacle, a Holy Temple for G-d, as spelled out in this week's Torah reading of Parashat Terumah. No Torah portion better captures the purpose and mission of the Temple Institute than parashat Terumah, and there is no better occasion than now to exhort and encourage all who wish to live in a world with G-d, to lend your hands and hearts and support our efforts. How do we build a house of wood and skins and stone for a G-d who transcends all creation? What is the subtle subtext of love and unity that informs G-d's call for universal involvement and the detailed descriptions of the Tabernacle and its vessels that follows?

Also this week from the TEMPLE INSTITUTE:

COMING SOON: THE 3RD ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL TEMPLE MOUNT AWARENESS DAY ONLINE SIX HOUR STREAMING VIDEO HAPPENING! On March 25th, the second day of the month of Nisan, the first of our months, from 5 PM - 11 PM, Israel time, (10 AM - 3 PM Eastern time), The International Department of the Temple Institute will be hosting out third annual International Temple Mount Awareness Day Online Six Hour Streaming Video Happening! For details and a guest list, please click

BUILDING A SANCTUARY, FOR DUMMIES: We Don't Mean to Sound Disrespectful, but its Not Rocket Science! "They shall build for Me a sanctuary, and I will dwell among them." (Exodus 25:8) It's really one of the more straight-forward commandments, and in Hebrew it's even simpler, (only five words). Why do so many people seem so mystified by this one specific commandment? Perhaps we're intimidated by something that requires assembly?

WEEKLY TORAH PORTION: TERUMAH: "And they will build Me a sanctuary and I will dwell amongst them." (Exodus 25:8) "Build it for ME," G-d says. For My names sake. I want to dwell amongst man in this world. Such is My desire. G-d is not asking for perfection from mankind. Only for a welcome into this world.

BAT MELECH, with Rena Richman: THE WELL OF MIRIAM, PART II: The prophet Miriam: Sanctified and dedicated to her people. In this all-new series, Rena explores the life and work of this great leader of Israel. Available Thursday, February 23.

RETURN TO PROPHECY, with Rabbi Avraham Sutton: DAY FIVE: THE LEVIATHANS: What are these sea dragons and why did G-d create them?

ZOA ZIONIST ORGANIZATION OF AMERICA ISSUES IMPORTANT STATEMENT CONCERNING JEWISH RIGHT TO WORSHIP ON THE TEMPLE MOUNT: The Zionist Organization of America (“ZOA”), the oldest pro-Israel organization in the United States, (founded in 1897), has just issued an extremely important policy statement calling on the government of Israel to "Stop Police and Muslim Wakf Discrimination Against Jews On Temple Mount." The statement, which fully endorses the democratic right of Jews (and non-Jews) to pray on the Temple Mount without discrimination, calls upon the Israel government to immediately implement freedom of worship on the Mount.
The complete ZOA Zionist Organization of America statement can be read here:

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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