"Who inspired the one from east?" asks the prophet Isaiah rhetorically in this week's haftorah reading. He is referring, of course, to our patriarch Abraham, the first of the true believers and the "friend of G-d," who literally bursts upon the world scene in this week's Torah portion of Lech Lecha. This week's Temple Talk focuses on the unique mission of Abraham, the first Jew, who bequeathed a legacy of counter-culture activism and spiritual revolution to his descendants, and taught the world that Hashem is One. Yitzchak Reuven and Rabbi Richman also discuss the significance of the 6th day of MarCheshvan, this week's 848th anniversary of the famed Rambam's historic, life-threatening ascent to the Temple Mount. Just who was Maimonides and why did he risk his life to travel to Jerusalem and visit the Temple Mount? Why did he take measures to insure that his descendants observe this day, till the end of time? Tune into a fascinating, inspirational and educational edition of Temple Talk!
This week from the Temple Institute:
THE TEMPLE INSTITUTE TOGETHER WITH THE NATION OF ISRAEL, MOURNS THE PASSING OF THE RISHON L'TZION, MARAN HARAV OVADIA YOSEF, ZT'L, ONE OF THE GREATEST TORAH SAGES OF OUR TIME: See photograph of Rav Ovadia's visit to the Temple Institute
THE WEEK OF THE RAMBAM: COMMEMORATING THE 838TH ANNIVERSARY OF MAIMONIDES HISTORIC ASCENT TO THE TEMPLE MOUNT, 6TH OF MARCHESHVAN, ()
Each day this week we are posting articles describing the Rambam’s life and times, his visit to Israel and the Temple Mount, and the commandment of Mora Mikdash - showing reverence for G-d on the Temple Mount.
, the 6th of Marcheshvan, on 838th the anniversary of Maimonides' historic ascent, 100s of people will be ascending the Temple Mount to commemorate the day.
THE DEDICATION OF THE THIRD TEMPLE: Rabbi Chaim Richman's op-ed published in The Jerusalem Post.
TEMPLE MOUNT NEWS: Daily Updates:
WEEKLY TORAH PORTION: LECH LECHA: To be posted :