As the festival of Passover approaches, this week's edition of Temple Talk explores the concept of the offerings in the Holy Temple and their implication for our relationship with G-d. What really happens when a man brings an animal to the altar? What's it like to go through that experience, and what about it draws a man closer to the Creator? This Shabbat is the "Great Sabbath," called so because of a remarkable miracle that was wrought for Israel while yet in Egypt... and because of an equally remarkable show of strength, demonstrated by Israel right in the face of her Egyptian tormentors. How about Israel's place in the world today? Are we up to the task of slaughtering the world's pagan gods and reinstating the truth of Hashem on this earth? That's what Passover is really all about! Tune into this week's Temple Talk as Yitzchak Reuven and Rabbi Richman roll up their sleeves and prepare to bring an offering to the Holy Temple. Will that cause war, or will it be the beginning of true peace on earth?
WEEKLY TORAH PORTION: TZAV: We offer up an animal to G-d in order to locate, identify and raise up the man within ourselves, the real man, the primordial man, the Adam HaRishon of who we are.
RETURN TO PROPHECY, with Rabbi Avraham Sutton: CHAPTER 18: DAY SIX: Being ADAM: Adam was an ethereal being who chose to get physical. Thinking he could easily move the world down below and the world up above, he chose garments of skin over garments of light.
BAT MELECH, with Rena Richman: The Well of Miriam, Part III: 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.