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Independence Day and Redemption! Thank G-d for the State of Israel - Divine Orchestration of the Final Redemption
4/25/2012, 1:45 PM

A7 Radio's "Temple Talk" with Rabbi Chaim Richman and Yitzchak Reuven
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From somber reflection and deep appreciation for Israel's fallen soldiers, to the joyous feelings of thanksgiving and celebration for the 64th anniversary of Israel's Independence, this is a Temple Talk
you will not want to miss! Yitzchak Reuven and Rabbi Richman put on their holiday finest for Independence Day, a festival of Biblical proportions, which they connect to the Torah portions of Leviticus, the month of Iyar and the secrets of the Hebrew calendar, in this rousing, unabashed testimony to true Torah Zionism and the State of Israel as the key to Redemption!

Also this week from the TEMPLE INSTITUTE:

WEEKLY TORAH PORTION:  ACHAREI MOT-KEDOSHIM: "You shall not turn to the worthless idols, nor shall you make molten deities for yourselves." (Leviticus 19:4) Don't fall prey to your own fears and weaknesses and begin shaping false gods to provide easy answers, and in essence become answerable to you. It is you who must shape your being and your destiny to G-d's will, and by doing so, become answerable to G-d.

THE 3RD ANNUAL TEMPLE MOUNT AWARENESS DAY HAPPENING: PART 2 NOW ON YOUTUBE! Part 2 of 7: Rabbi Chaim Richman speaks with beloved and highly esteemed Kohen, Torah scholar and author, Rabbi Nachman Kahana: Rabbi Kahana shared his spiritual insights on the Holy Temple and the Temple Mount from a Torah perspective, drawing upon his own personal connection as a kohen.

YOM HA'ATZMA'UT GREETING FROM THE TEMPLE INSTITUTE: Open your eyes, this IS the ge'ula - this IS the promised redemption of Israel that is unfolding before us! Choose to be a part of it. Choose to help make it happen. We are a generation blessed by G-d's overflowing loving kindness. We must not take it for granted. Warts and all, the state of Israel is His gift to His people, wrapped in miracles and presented with love. The gift belongs to all who embrace it. Yom Atzma'ut Sameach - Happy Independence Day, Israel!

RETURN TO PROPHECY, with Rabbi Avraham Sutton: CHAPTER 22: WATERS OF LIGHT AND PROPHECY: Prophecy will not only return to mankind, it will be attainable for each and every one of us.

COUNTING THE OMER: SOME CLASSICS FROM THE VAULT! We just can't say enough about the counting of the Omer, its source in the service of the Holy Temple, and its transformative effect on us today. Without further ado, here are three of our classic video treatments of Sefirat Ha'Omer - the Counting of the Omer:

UP FOR THE COUNT! Every day counts, if we count every day! The seven weeks between Passover and Shavuot provide for us ideal time for introspection and spiritual progress. Reflect upon your own soul and burnish your Divine image.

HANGING IN THE BALANCE: The great illumination of 'instant' freedom that we experience on the Seder night so often seems to pass us by. Slaves yesterday, free men today, we simply haven't the vessels to be able to absorb the great chesed - loving kindness - and enlightenment that G-d had blessed us with. For this we have Sefirat HaOmer – the counting of the days of the Omer, that prepares us gradually for the great re-illumination of G-d’s light — receiving Torah on Mount Sinai.

SEFIRAT HA'OMER - COUNT FOR YOURSELVES! Forty-nine days that can change your world: The forty-nine days between Passover and Shavuot, (between leaving Egypt and receiving Torah at Sinai), are days laden with awesome spiritual potential. The opportunity for growth is ours for the taking. We must count our days and make our days count! The Temple Institute celebrates the 49 days.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE about the barley offering in the Holy Temple and Sefirat HaOmer - the counting of the Omer.

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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