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 souls...it'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,