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Audio: The Corner of the Field: Uninterrupted G-d Consciousness

A Torah Study on the Mitzvot of the Field: Crop Circles in the Land of Israel
5/10/2012, 3:41 AM

A7 Radio's "Temple Talk" with Rabbi Chaim Richman and Yitzchak Reuven
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In one more week, Jewish communities in the Diaspora will realign themselves with their counterparts in the Land of Israel, and all will once again be reading the same Torah portion. In the meantime, this week's Temple Talk finds Yitzchak Reuven and Rabbi Richman discovering a precious Torah insight in the portion of Emor, regarding the unique agricultural commandments of the gifts to the poor that are left in the field. Also, in this week's Torah portion of Behar (read in the Land of Israel), the penultimate Torah portion of the book of Leviticus, we are introduced to G-d's love affair with the Land of Israel through the commandments of the Sabbatical and Jubilee year cycles. Why does this concept suddenly appear in sefer Vayikra, and what's it got to do with Mount Sinai? Tune into this week's Temple Talk for some fascinating answers! 

Also this week from the TEMPLE INSTITUTE:

WEEKLY TORAH PORTION:  BEHAR: G-d loves the land of Israel just as He loves the people of Israel. And G-d requires of the people of Israel to likewise love and honor the land, and observe her sabbatical and jubilee years.

THE 3RD ANNUAL TEMPLE MOUNT AWARENESS DAY HAPPENING: PART 3 NOW ON YOUTUBE! Part 4 of 7: "He's here tonight - give a big hand for Yehudah Katz and his four piece band!" When Yehudah and band joined us on Temple Mount Awareness Day, they were on holy fire providing for us an hour long "half-time" celebration of song and Temple insights. It's only fitting that we are first posting this performance on Lag B'Omer!

PART 1, with Moshe Feiglin:

PART 2, with Rabbi Nachman Kahana:

PART 3, with Yisrael Medad:

RETURN TO PROPHECY, with Rabbi Avraham Sutton: CHAPTER 24:  IF THE SHOE FITS, PROPHESY!: Just as our foot fits in our shoe, so too, our soul fits into our body. A poorly kept shoe will lead to a a painful and swollen foot. Likewise concerning our physical beings and our soul. But if we conduct our lives properly and with modesty, our soul can flourish within our bodies.

WELCOME TO THE TEMPLE INSTITUTE: View a quick introduction to our TREASURES OF THE TEMPLE EXHIBITION in Jerusalem's old city.

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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