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.
ELUL: THS KING IS IN THE FIELD: A GUIDE TO THE MONTH OF ELUL: The
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