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A7 Radio's "Temple Talk" with Rabbi Chaim Richman and Yitzchak Reuven
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Rabbi Chaim Richman & Yitzchak Reuven  take a not-at-all wistful look
at Ramadan Woodstock and the week-after refuse on the Temple Mount.
What is the difference between the longing of ahava - love - and the
yearning of devekut - clinging? How is it that after two thousand
years of exile we can say with complete sincerity that when it come to
us Jews and the Temple Mount: We've never been apart! Yes, ma'am, they
can thrash it and trash it, but the Mount remains a part of us - and
that they cannot take away!

WEEKLY TORAH PORTION: KI TEITZEI: The Torah readings of the book of
Deuteronomy which are read in the current month of Elul as we approach
Rosh HaShana and Yom Kippur, are perfectly timed and exquisitely
choreographed to encourage us and strengthen us as we take stock of
our selves and strive to better our selves for the upcoming year.

month of Elul, last month of the Hebrew calendar year, is an
auspicious time for repentance, prayer and introspection. These are
special days of Divine good will and mercy, and the very essence of
these days bespeak the basic human need for closeness with the Holy
One, blessed be He... and His immediate and unequivocal response. To
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Trash on the Temple Mount. Photo credit: Rabbi Chaim Richman

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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