Audio: The Eyes of G-d are Upon the Land of Israel, All Year Round

Parshat Eikev: Don't Tread on Me. The Divine Guarantee of Living in the Land of Israel: Do Not Fear Them!
8/8/2012, 4:54 PM

A7 Radio's "Temple Talk" with Rabbi Chaim Richman and Yitzchak Reuven
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More than half way through now with the month of Menachem Av, the consoling father, and on our way towards the High Holidays along the road paved by the Seven Weeks of Consolation, this week's edition of Temple Talk finds Yitzchak Reuven and Rabbi Richman reflecting on the Torah of the now, as the voice of Moshe Rabbeinu, Moses our teacher, reaches out to our generation with the love of the Land of Israel and the responsibility of upholding our covenant with G-d. Remember, it's not a history book - it's the story of our unfolding lives! Will we be the ones to finally get it straight? Warning: this episode of TT contains strongly worded, no-nonsense talk about the Land of Israel. It is highly recommended that children do not leave the room during this broadcast!

What's the secret, eternal dimension of Shema Yisrael that Rabbi Richman experienced in Hebron? Go get the kids and listen to this edition of Temple Talk together with them, for an uplifting experience that spans the generations and unites fathers and sons!

Also this week from the TEMPLE INSTITUTE:

WEEKLY TORAH PORTION: EIKEV: Forty years of schooling in the hard scrabble school of the wilderness, all for the purpose of teaching Israel that our success and our sustenance, our physical well-being as well as our peace of mind, are not the fruit of our own labors alone, but can only be achieved by attaching ourselves completely to G-d, and performing His commandments in the land.


An ancient Islamic tradition foretells the rebuilding of the Holy Temple on Mount Moriah. More about that later: But this past Friday, Aug. 3rd – it happened to be Tu B'Av, a significant holiday in the time of the Holy Temple – a large Palestinian flag was flown over the Temple Mount, in a deliberate and flagrant violation of Israeli sovereignty. You couldn't have heard about this outrageous public display of a foreign flag flying over Israel's holiest site in her capital city, or read about it in any mainstream media, because it was not reported. The incident elicited no response whatsoever, neither from the Israel police, nor from any governmental agency or spokesman...


This video has already been viewed by over 345,000 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.


Take a moment to be be all alone and disassociated from the world - and at one with G-d's oneness.


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.

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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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