It's paradigm shift time for the nation of Israel as Rabbi Chaim Richman and Yitzchak Reuven weave together all the loose threads of change currently challenging us all: The stepping up of the three weeks into the nine days of Av, the regal month that roars like a lion< protecting its cubs; the gift of self-propelling prophecy that visits us on Shabbat Chazon as we get to draft our own Holy Temple blueprints; the tantalizing ramifications of Tisha B'Av which falls on Shabbat; and the shift in consciousness and purpose which informs the words of Moshe rabbenu as he readies his beloved people Israel to enter into the cherished land of Israel, as we begin the book of Deuteronomy. Plus, more thoughts on the three weeks and the necessary prerequisites for building the Holy Temple: losing our jaded and faded heaviness of spirit and regaining the childlike energy and drive to make a real change in the world.
Also this week from the TEMPLE INSTITUTE:
WEEKLY TORAH PORTION: DEVARIM: Imagination vs Reality: Our imagination is a blessed aspect of our humanity, but it must be reigned in to serve the greater good that is the reality in which we live and serve G-d. This is the lesson that Moshe will spend the final 37 days of his
life on this earth teaching Israel, and this is the lesson that we must take home with us on Shabbat Chazon: The Holy Temple that we see
in our mind's eye is the one that we will build with our own two hands.
THE CHILDREN ARE READY: This video has already been viewed by over 200,000 profoundly effected people: Two children play at the beach as their father is immersed in the worrying headlines of his newspaper. It ends with a surprise twist and the words: “The Children are Ready”, leaving the viewer with a very unconventional yet striking message for this year’s Tisha B’Av.
RETURN TO PROPHECY, with Rabbi Avraham Sutton: CHAPTER 34: THE EXPERIENCE OF ONENESS: Through meditative Jewish prayer we lose ourselves to this atomized world of divisions and distinctions and wake up to a world of unity and oneness with G-d.
NEW: RABBI CHAIM RICHMAN BLOGGING ON THE TIMES OF ISRAEL: The increasingly popular Times of Israel English language news site from Israel has invited the Temple Institute's Rabbi Chaim Richman to begin blogging from the site. Click here to read Rabbi Richman's blog.
PETITION: INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT OF JEWISH PRAYER ON THE TEMPLE MOUNT: An independent online petiton is calling for freedom of Jewish worship on the Temple Mount. The goal of the initiators is to collect 10,000 signatures by Tisha b'Av. We endorse their efforts and call upon all who believe in the sanctity of the Temple Mount and the inalienable right and Torah obligation of Jews to pray on the Mount, to sign the petiton.
Like this podcast? Help support it. Click here http://donateINR.com.