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      Audio: Parashat Bechukotei and Rabbi Akiva's Vision of Consolation


      The Word From G-d, and It's Not Politically Correct: Galut is Death, Period


      5/15/2012, 10:13 PM

      A7 Radio's "Temple Talk" with Rabbi Chaim Richman and Yitzchak Reuven
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      The Book of Leviticus concludes this week with parashat Bechukotei, a
      Torah portion that features beautiful words of idyllic blessing
      guaranteeing Israel's future when she but heeds her covenant with the
      Al-mighty. Conversely, harsh words of admonition describe the nation's
      fate if she turns her back on G-d and puts her faith in
      "happenstance;" that leads to exile, tantamount to death itself. But
      Whoa! Yitzchak Reuven and Rabbi Richman conclude that it is up to
      Israel to turn the woe into whoa! and simply get with the program, in
      tune with the flow of all creation. No wonder this Torah portion,
      which hinges upon our realization of G-d's hand upon us at all times
      and under all circumstances, leads us right up to the joyous
      celebration of Jerusalem Day, 5772, a day which reveals great Divine
      providence and G-d's protection, even as He brings us out of the exile
      and back home to the Land of Israel. This week's edition of Temple
      Talk is one for the Hall of Fame!


      Also this week from the TEMPLE INSTITUTE:

      WEEKLY TORAH PORTION:  BECHUKOTAI: From the opening "And He called" of
      the book of Leviticus to the closing words of this week's concluding
      reading, G-d has been direct, open and honest with Israel. He sets out
      His program for us and, in the end, it is up to us, and only up to us,
      to decide whether we are going to get on board, or not.
      http://youtu.be/-ghyiVi9Qqo

      A JERUSALEM DAY GREETING: The modern world knows no greater day than
      Yom Yerushalayim - Jerusalem Day. It's been a long time coming, but
      our prophets foresaw this great event thousands of years ago!
      http://youtu.be/UrJtYZ7WG6U


      RABBI CHAIM RICHMAN IN THE USA, JUNE 2012: "IF YOU BUILD IT, HE WILL
      COME:" From June 11th through June 20th, Rabbi Richman will be
      speaking in different cities throughout Texas and New Mexico. Click
      here for details:
      http://www.templeinstitute.org/if-you-build-it.htm

       "IF YOU BUILD IT, HE WILL COME:" Watch this three minute promotional
      video for Rabbi Richman's upcoming tour!
      http://youtu.be/9w3OVsdPDAc

      RETURN TO PROPHECY, with Rabbi Avraham Sutton: CHAPTER 25:  HIDDEN
      TEACHINGS OF THE GOOD LIGHT: The history of the world is the history
      of the progressive revelation of the inner, concealed truth of Torah.
      http://universaltorah.com/programming/category/temple-institute-light-to-the-nations/prophetic-torah

      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!
      http://youtu.be/fo3-bhhAvNg

      PART 1, with Moshe Feiglin: http://youtu.be/cp-RIzJ5TWU

      PART 2, with Rabbi Nachman Kahana: http://youtu.be/_Ar_vIi0jUs

      PART 3, with Yisrael Medad: http://youtu.be/bjIbUcjI5eo







      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.
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