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Hillary’s Hair and the Jewish Problem: Whither American Jewry?

A Time to Weep and a Time to Laugh; A Time to Mourn… and a Time to Build

As the book of Numbers draws to a conclusion this week with the reading of the double portions of Matot and Masei, Yitzchak Reuven and Rabbi Richman reflect upon the life lessons we have garnered over the past few weeks in reading and studying Bamidbar… most notably, the profound sense of love for the Land of Israel emanating from G-d Himself, and reverberating throughout the generations, from the daughters of Tzelophchad and on down to the children of our very own generation, whose passion for the Land strengthens their resolve to settle it despite all odds and obstacles.

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Also this week from the TEMPLE INSTITUTE:

WEEKLY TORAH PORTION: MATOT-MASEI: The two Torah portions, Matot and Masei, which conclude the book of Numbers are read together as one. What is the true connection between Matot, which begins with the laws concerning the responsibility of taking upon oneself a vow, and the opening verses of Masei, which describe the journeys of Israel in the wilderness? Taken together, they provide for us a key and a map to our own life's journey, and shine a light on our own potential.

THE CHILDREN ARE READY: This coming Sunday, the 3rd of Av, (July 22), we will be premiering a short but incredibly powerful video, unlike anything we have ever produced before. Be sure to visit the Temple Institute Youtube channel or Facebook page, or our website. You won't want to miss this video. You will want to share it with your friends.


TAMMUZ: INTERNATIONAL SEE AND SAY ONLY GOOD THINGS ABOUT THE PEOPLE AND LAND OF ISRAEL MONTH! The twelve spies that Moshe sent out from the desert in order to observe the land of Israel and to report back
on its beauty and the people living within it, spent thirty of their forty day ill-fated mission during the month of Tammuz. Since that time the month of Tammuz has come to be known as a month of harsh judgment. But we have the ability to sweeten the month of Tammuz by rectifying the sin of the spies. One way of doing this is by making certain only to see and say good things about the land of Israel throughout the entire month of Tammuz. Every day we will post a new photograph and a scriptural quote in praise and recognition of the goodness of the land of Israel.

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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