Meet Korach, the son of Yitzhar, the son of Kehat, the son of Levi: He's a big-time negotiator, false healer and woman hater. He a master of the bluff and master of the proposition. He wraps himself in a cloak of decency and sure loves talking in the name of religion. Fortunately, Tzvi Richman is once again in the studio with Yitzchak Reuven, and his sober take on Korach's self serving rhetoric helps to keep the rest of us from getting swept away by Korach's honey-tongued power grab. After last week's kid-glove reception of the twelve spies, Moshe employs a strong armed response to Korach's attempted coup, along with truth, righteousness and an appeal to the people's better nature. Yes, it's like the earth just opened and swallowed him up. He reached too high, was thrown back to the ground! Just past the debacle of the spies and now with Korach in our cross-hairs, we welcome the new month of Tammuz - a G-d given opportunity to invest all our resources in rectifying the sin of the spies.
Also this week from the TEMPLE INSTITUTE:
WEEKLY TORAH PORTION: KORACH: In praise of women: They avoided the sin of the golden calf; they did not participate in the badmouthing of the land of Israel. And in parashat Korach, we learn how the wife of On ben Pelet prevented her husband from taking part in the rebellion of Korach and helped him to repent of his original intentions. Stand by your man? Stand by your woman!
RABBI CHAIM RICHMAN IN THE USA, JUNE 2012: PICTURE ALBUM: To catch a glimpse of Rabbi and Rena Richman on their tour of Texas ands New Mexico, please go to our facebook page, where we have posted photo albums from West, San Angelo, Odessa and Lubbock, Texas.
RETURN TO PROPHECY, with Rabbi Avraham Sutton: CHAPTER 30: WELCOMING PROPHECY:
THE 3RD ANNUAL TEMPLE MOUNT AWARENESS DAY HAPPENING: ALL 7 PARTS COMPLETE NOW ON YOUTUBE!
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
PART 7, with Rabbi Mois Navon. http://youtu.be/Tugf7_w2guM