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.
A PALESTINIAN FLAG ON THE TEMPLE MOUNT:
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... http://www.templeinstitute.org/tisha-bav-not-on-the-temple-mount.htm
THE CHILDREN ARE READY:
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.http://youtu.be/LPmViwmJSJE
RETURN TO PROPHECY, with Rabbi Avraham Sutton: CHAPTER 35: OUR SOUL MISSION:
Take a moment to be be all alone and disassociated from the world - and at one with G-d's oneness. http://universaltorah.com/programming/category/temple-institute-light-to-the-nations/prophetic-torah
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.
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