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Yitro Finds the One G-d of Israel.
1/31/2013, 3:17 PM

A7 Radio's "Temple Talk" with Rabbi Chaim Richman and Yitzchak Reuven
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In the midst of thunder, lighting and visible blasts of the shofar, Israel stands at the foot of Mount Sinai in this week's Torah portion of Yitro, heaven and earth meet, and the Torah became the heritage of not only every Jew, but every true spiritual seeker. Take, for example, Moshe's father-in-law Yitro, a heathen priest turned super-righteous Gentile. He demonstrates that the Torah is for everyone, not matter what your background. Tune into this week's Temple Talk as Yitzchak Reuven and Rabbi Richman prepare for the Sinai revelation found in this week's Torah reading: the source of every prophecy, every question, all wisdom and the cradle in which was nurtured even the unborn's all part of the magnificent interface between mankind and the Divine.

This week from the Temple Institute:

WEEKLY TORAH PORTION: YITRO: At Mount Sinai G-d stretched Israel's capacities to the limit. Her senses turned upside-down, her reality turned inside-out, it was Israel's unconditional embrace of the new role that G-d assigned her as caretaker of the universe, that gave her the strength to withstand the unbearable closeness of her encounter with G-d and make it through the Sinai rendezvous.


TURNING VISION INTO REALITY: THE TEMPLE INSTITUTE'S NEW VISITORS CENTER: This architect's rendering of one of the Temple Institute's new Visitors Center exhibition halls, is well on its way to becoming a reality. The soon to be completed Visitors Center should serve as a harbinger to the soon to be rebuilt Holy Temple. To learn more about the new Visitors Center,

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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