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Audio: Shelach: Sending the Spies: Why an' what's the reason for?

A Tale of Twelve, Two & One Spy. Too Many Choices, Too Many Voices, Too Many Spies Spoil the Mission!
6/13/2012, 2:12 PM

A7 Radio's "Temple Talk" with Rabbi Chaim Richman and Yitzchak Reuven
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An innocent sneak preview into the soon to be conquered holy land of Israel turns into a debacle that reverberates throughout the centuries. Why were the spies sent into the land and why did they praise the land but despise their own selves? These questions, and many more, are asked by Tzvi Richman, filling in for his father, Rabbi Richman, who is currently in the USA teaching Torah, and Yitzchak Reuven. Was this a case of too much democracy? We witness the rise of the two spies, Yehoshua and Calev, who defied the the defeatists and would become the only men of their generation to enter the land thirty nine years later. Yehoshua certainly learned the lesson of the failed spy mission. We see this when he himself orders two spies to slip into Jericho. But have we ourselves learned the lesson? Are we committed to take the land and hold onto it, come what will?

Also this week from the TEMPLE INSTITUTE:

WEEKLY TORAH PORTION:  SHELACH: Heaven - or at least, the Garden of Eden, in its earthly embodiment in the land of Israel - awaits the generation of the desert. All they need to do is pack their gear and step inside. From whence the spiritual negativity that drove them from "heaven's" door even as they were perched to enter? Their great failing remains for our generation to overcome and to correct. G-d, despite His great anger at their disregard for the land, blesses them with the commandments concerning the wine libations and the taking of challah, both of which are contingent on being in the land of Israel. In this manner G-d both comforts them that their children will someday enter the land, and instructs them once in the land of Israel, their Divine mission will be the rectification of the failing of Adam, the first man.

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 29: ELDAD & MEDAD: TWIN PROPHETS: http://universaltorah.com/programming/category/temple-institute-light-to-the-nations/prophetic-torah

YOUTUBE! Rabbi Mois Navon, from Ptil Tekhelet organization, manufacturers of the biblical blue techelet dye, used in tzitziyot, (ritual fringes), and priestly garments: Mois described the colorful history of techelet from antiquity to the contemporary reestablishment of the venerated techelet industry, and what it means for the future of Israel.

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

PART 6: with  Tziporra Piltz . http://youtu.be/D2Hbw7FdxnU

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: InfoTempleInstitute@gmail.com
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