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Audio: Rosh HaShana and the Secret of the Breath of Life

The Anniversary of Creation's Beginning & The Day Before: Back to the Future.
9/13/2012, 11:14 AM

A7 Radio's "Temple Talk" with Rabbi Chaim Richman and Yitzchak Reuven
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Say good-bye to everything you've ever known, and step into a new dimension: the coming year of 5773, may it bring great blessing. Yitzchak Reuven and Rabbi Richman prepare to receive the new light in this Rosh HaShana special edition of Temple Talk. First up: the special day of Elul 25, the first day of creation. How should we be spending that day? And why do we observe man's birthday, Rosh HaShana, with the call of the shofar? It all goes back to the secret of the sound of the shofar and the breath of life. Man was the last thing to be created...way after the animals. We're not animals, you know...that's what Rosh HaShana is all about. But way back in 1965, Eric Burdon and The Animals had a hit with "I'm Just a Soul Whose Intentions are Good; O L-rd, Please Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood."

That's the secret of the sound of the shofar! I'm just a soul whose intentions are good! Hashem, please don't let me be misunderstood!Tune into Temple Talk for a Rosh HaShana primer that will change your life and get you ready for the upcoming High Holy Days.

WEEKLY TORAH PORTION: NITZAVIM/ROSH HASHANA GREETING 5773: The final Torah reading of the year relates the final words of Moshe to Israel on the final day of his life on earth. His words speak of spiritual beginnings, potential , and national destiny. "You are all standing here today..." resilient, renewed and ready to pass through into the new year and into the fulfillment of your covenant with G-d. May we all be blessed with light and harmony, peace and sweetness in the new year.


Shana Tova!

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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