A sobering Temple Talk is this week's edition, as Yitzchak Reuven and Rabbi Richman take umbrage at the debacle of the spies who returned from their mission in this week's Torah portion of Shelach, and set the hearts of the people of Israel against entering the beloved and precious Promised Land. Modern-day spies may urge us to reject the Land of Israel, but we won't get fooled again. Been there, wandering in that desert for forty years, done that…it's time to fix that evil, and for us all to walk upright into the Land of Israel, and build the Holy Temple.
This week at the Temple Institute:
WEEKLY TORAH PORTION: SHELACH: Our generation has been blessed by G-d with the unique opportunity to finally fulfill the spiritual potential of the Generation of the Desert, by fully embracing the Land of Israel. By settling the land and loving the land, and living in the land in accordance with Torah, and by building the Holy Temple, where G-d will rest His Holy Shechinah, we have the ability to rectify the sin of the spies, and put an end, at last, to the tears of exile and destruction. We have come home!
B'NAI BRITH CANADA ASCENDS THE TEMPLE MOUNT: On the 19th of Sivan, (May 28), Rabbi Chaim Richman, Director of the International Department of the Temple Institute, was honored to serve as guide on the holy Temple Mount for a visiting delegation of B'nai Brith Canada. This visit was conducted in solidarity with, and at the request of, MK Moshe Feiglin, who has been ascending the Temple Mount on the 19th day of every Hebrew month for many years, but has been personally (and illegally) banned from doing so by Prime Minister Netanyahu. Read more and see pictures.