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Netanyahu Bans Feiglin from the Temple Mount: A Tale from the Twilight Zone.
5/2/2013, 5:00 PM

A7 Radio's "Temple Talk" with Rabbi Chaim Richman and Yitzchak Reuven
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Just as our hosts were recording this week's edition of Temple Talk, coinciding with the harsh words of admonition in this week's second Torah portion of Bechukotei, those words seemed to come true, as Yitzchak Reuven and Rabbi Richman received the terrible news of the murder of Evyatar Borovsky, 32 year old father of 5, by a Palestinian terrorist just recently released from an Israeli jail. How long will our righteous, beautiful and holy Jews continued to be slain before our eyes? Perhaps until we, as a nation, really begin not only to perform G-d's commandments, but to 'listen' to His voice as well...

Just one week before Jerusalem Day, the very day that celebrates the reunification of our city and Israel's sovereignty over Jerusalem, Knesset member Moshe Feiglin was banned from visiting the Temple Mount by no less than Prime Minister Netanyahu himself. Was the Prime Minister a bit overstepping his bounds? Legal? Illegal? Twilight zone material? Tune into this week's Temple Talk as we explore the far reaches of the Temple Mount.

This week at the Temple Institute:

WEEKLY TORAH PORTION: BEHAR-BECHUKOTAI: Wanted: Dead or alive! There is no doubt that G-d loves and wants His people Israel. Either we are alive to His presence, and worthy of the blessings listed in Behar-Bechukotai, or we are dead to His presence, and thus deserving of the horrific admonitions enumerated in Behar-Bechukotai. The choice is ours.

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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