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Audio: Locked Out of the Temple Mount on Tisha B'Av

Mourning and Gladness in the Month of Av. A Special Guest on Temple Talk.
7/16/2013, 6:50 PM

A7 Radio's "Temple Talk" with Rabbi Chaim Richman and Yitzchak Reuven
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This especially poignant, heartfelt and unforgettable edition of Temple Talk was recorded on the morning of Tisha B'Av, just hours after Yitzchak Reuven and Rabbi Chaim Richman, together with hundreds of other Jews, were denied the right to ascend the Temple Mount on this most significant day. Our hosts, in the midst of their fasting, share their feelings and insights - ranging from hurt and frustration, to consolation and hope... an expression of the very fabric of the Jewish experience, quintessentially conveyed by the month of Av. Joining them in the studio is Mrs. Rena Richman, who shares her thoughts about today's experience at the gates of the Temple Mount.

This week at the Temple Institute

TISHA B'AV 2013: THE CHILDREN ARE READY II: On Tisha B'Av, the Jewish people mourn the destruction of the Holy Temple. Seated on the floor as mourners, the adults in the synagogue recite the traditional kinnot dirges. But is the goal simply the continuation of the mourning, for the sake of mourning? The children have a different idea of what needs to be done...


TISHA B'AV 5773: LOCKED OUT OF THE TEMPLE MOUNT: 100s of Jews who rose up early, and travelled long distances on the fast day were bitterly disappointed but not defeated by the police announcement, (by way of taping a note to the gate), that they were not welcome this morning on the Temple Mount. No consideration was given to the crowd who waited more than an hour in the hot sun for the gates to open, and no explanation was given as to why they would remain closed. Complete story and photo album:

ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS INTERVIEW WITH RABBI CHAIM RICHMAN: JEWISH PRAYERS AT THE GATES OF THE TEMPLE MOUNT ON TISHA B'AV 2013: Rabbi Chaim Richman discusses the significance of the day, of the closure of the Temple Mount to Jews, and of the power of hundreds of Jews who assembled in order to ascend.

RABBI CHAIM RICHMAN: THE TEMPLE TABOO: In his Jerusalem Post op-ed, Rabbi Richman takes on the ignorance and misunderstandings of the political and religious establishment concerning the Holy Temple and the mainstream Jewish imperative to rebuild it.

9TH OF AV: A TIME TO BUILD: Learn about 2000 years of efforts to rebuild the Holy Temple:

SNEAK PEAK: THE NEW TEMPLE INSTITUTE VISITOR CENTER IN JERUSALEM: Rabbi Richman take's Arutz 7's Yoni Kempinski on a video tour of the Temple Institute's New Holy Temple 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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