As the people of Israel prepare to read parashat Naso this week, we have received the Torah anew at Mount Sinai on Shavuout and we are
poised, in this book of Numbers, to enter into the Land of Israel. But suddenly we encounter two unusual individuals in our Torah portion:
the sotah, or suspected adulteress, and the Nazirite, who has taken a personal vow of abstention. In this week's edition of Temple Talk, our
hosts explore the relationship between these two iconoclastic archetypes, and their eternal significance in the spiritual odyssey
that is Israel's mission on this earth. Why does G-d allow His holy name to be erased, and why is that essential for the survival of
humanity? It's all part of the cosmic rectification that takes place in the Holy Temple.
Also this week from the TEMPLE INSTITUTE:
WEEKLY TORAH PORTION: NASO: What's in a name? Everything - if we're talking about the name of G-d. Just as G-d willingly allows His name to be erased for the sake of exonerating the accused Sotah, He allows for His name to be desecrated for the sake of proving Israel's
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
ASTONISHING FOOTAGE OF JERUSALEM DAY PRAYER, SONG AND BLESSINGS ON THE TEMPLE MOUNT! For the first time in many years, a large gathering of Jews were able to pray, sing and say blessings while on the Temple Mount, unhindered by nearby police. The contingent of Jewish worshipers was led by Knesset members Michael Ben Ari and Uri Ariel, as well as Rabbi Yisrael Ariel, founder of the Temple Institute, and other prominent rabbis and public figures.
RETURN TO PROPHECY, with Rabbi Avraham Sutton: CHAPTER 27: THE ROLE OF THE TZADIK: http://universaltorah.com/programming/category/temple-institute-light-to-the-nations/prophetic-torah
THE 3RD ANNUAL TEMPLE MOUNT AWARENESS DAY HAPPENING: PART 6 NOW ON YOUTUBE! Tziporra Piltz, guide and organizer of women's ascent to the Temple Mount, and spokesperson for Nashim Lema'an HaMikdash, (Women for the Holy Temple): Tziporra, a pioneer and leader of the burgeoning presence of women on the Temple Mount, shared her unique perspectives on the Temple Mount and on the future of Temple Mount aliya.
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
PART 4: with Yehudah Katz and band! http://youtu.be/fo3-bhhAvNg
PART 5: with Hillel Richman and Frankie Snyder. http://youtu.be/5t2j7s1HgxY