A7 Radio's "Temple Talk" with Rabbi Chaim Richman and Yitzchak Reuven
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The first Temple Talk for the new year of 5773 presents an unforgettable glimpse into the gala celebration that is the totality of the Tishrei experience. Yitzchak Reuven and Rabbi Richman get ready for Yom Kippur...is there life after death? Our hosts deftly dart between the collective and the personal, the national and the global dimensions of TIshrei, our close encounter of the real kind. Do we have the ability to admit our mistakes, to change and become renewed on Yom Kippur? Of course we do! Step right into the sheer joy of being alive in G-d's world, which is the theme of Sukkot and Simchat Torah. Join us for this Tishrei special, with an unapologetic emphasis on our homeland, our love, our goal and focus: The Land of Israel.
THE MEANING OF THE BOOK OF LIFE: YOM KIPPUR 5773: Time is the marking of change. What folly it is to let time change us by not using time to change ourselves: G-d has blessed us with this year, this season, this day of Yom Kippur By admitting our past errors, by coming clean, by standing before G-d and changing ourselves for the better we can transcend time. We can transcend life itself by taking on the challenge of Yom Kippur, to be ourselves, our true selves, as never before. Gmar chatima tova - May we inscribe ourselves in the Book of Life!
Yom Kippur begins on the evening of September 25, 2012/Tishrei 10, 5773
LEARN HOW YOM KIPPUR IS OBSERVED IN THE HOLY TEMPLE:
The observance of Yom Kippur in the Holy Temple is unique among all the festival celebrations and days of awe. The kohen gadol - high priest - bore a fantastic responsibility as he performed with precision and pure intent a myriad of Temple tasks. Click here to discover the Yom Kippur service in the Holy Temple.
ROSH HASHANA, YOM KIPPUR AND SUKKOT NOW IN EBOOK FORMAT: The Study Tools sections on our website which describe the practice and significance of the observation and celebration of Rosh HaShana, Yom Kippur and Sukkot in the Holy Temple are now available in eBook format, and can be downloaded for a nominal fee. Click here for details.
RABBI YISRAEL ARIEL RETURNS TO THE TEMPLE MOUNT: After being banned from the Temple Mount for more than four months, Rabbi Yisrael Ariel, founder of the Temple Institute, was permitted by the police to return to the Mount on Sunday, September 16th, the eve of Rosh HaShana. Rabbi Ariel had been banned from the Temple Mount for the "crime" of having engaged in prayer on the Mount during his previous ascent on Jerusalem Day of 2012. For more details, click here.
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.