A7 Radio's "Temple Talk" with Rabbi Chaim Richman and Yitzchak Reuven
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Join Rabbi Chaim Richman and Yitzchak Reuven, as they, together again with friends and loved ones, broadcast Temple Talk live from Dallas, Texas. The Temple Institute's 25th Anniversary Celebration is about to commence, even as Yaakov and Esau are still vying for leadership in the world. From this week's Torah reading of Toldot to the present day array of tyrants, dictators, and democratically elected evil-doers who are plotting day and night in their no-holds-barred attempt to put a stop to the good works of today's descendants of Yaakov, the battle outside is still raging. No doubt the ingathering of good and righteous people here for the Temple Institute's 25th Anniversary Gala, will make their mark felt in this epic battle for the honor of G-d.
This week from the Temple Institute:
WEEKLY TORAH PORTION: TOLDOT: The work of the patriarchs, Avraham, Yitzchak and Yaakov was to establish in this world an eternal bond between man and G-d. Toldot chronicles the struggle for supremacy between two radically different approaches toward leadership: the way of Yaakov, and the way of Esav. Esav excelled in so many ways he seemed a natural for the part. And after all, he was the first-born. There was but one thing missing from Esav's understanding of life: the fear and the acknowledgment of G-d. Forever stymied by his own egotistical take on life, Esav languished, while Yaakov assumed the mantle of leadership.
Bat Melech – with Rena Richman: Rachav the Righteous, Part III:
Rachav welcomed and conspired with the Israelite spies who were sent by Yehoshua to discover and report on the strengths and weaknesses of the city of Yericho. But why did they choose her residence to serve as the locale of their first foray into the land of Israel? Why did Rachav willingly offer her cooperation in the demise of her own people? This teaching was first shared and recorded in Texas, June 2012.
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.