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Abraham, Rachel, and the future Temple: Fulfilling the Destiny of MarCheshvan.
10/15/2013, 4:27 PM

A7 Radio's "Temple Talk" with Rabbi Chaim Richman and Yitzchak Reuven
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Just as we settle down into the "colorless" month of MarCheshvan, a month devoid of major observances, we are reminded of the courage, fortitude and selflessness of our matriarch Rachel, as the anniversary of her passing is observed this week, on the 11th day of the month. As we have learned, tradition relates that this month will ultimately host the dedication ceremony of the future Holy Temple. From what we have experienced so far this month, that can't be too far off...as Rachel's children have demonstrated that same courage, fortitude and selflessness, daring to challenge draconian police practices and pray publicly on the Temple Mount. And simultaneously, this month proves to be anything but dull, as we continue our weekly Torah readings in the book of Genesis and learn about the nature and mission of our patriarch Abraham, who takes on the whole world, bequeathing his spiritual and moral sensitivity and responsibility to his descendants for all time. Join Yitzchak Reuven and Rabbi Richman for this week's rousing edition of Temple Talk,  and hear how this year, MarCheshvan has already proven itself to be a Temple-rebuilding adventure in the making!

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This week at the Temple Institute:
JEWISH PRAYER ON THE TEMPLE MOUNT: The Changing Reality: By "Pushing the Envelope" Temple Mount Activists are effecting change for the good on the Temple Mount.

THE TEMPLE MOUNT: PRAYER, PROSTRATION, THE FLAG OF ISRAEL...AND ARREST! Monday, October 14, 2013 (10 Cheshvan): Jews on the Temple Mount today shouted out the Shema prayer, prostrated themselves on the ground, unfurled an Israeli flag and sang Hatikva, the Israeli national anthem, before being stopped by police. Thirteen Jews were arrested. See video:

11 MARCHESHVAN: YORTZEIT RACHEL IMENU: THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF THE MATRIARCH RACHEL: "So says HaShem: A voice is heard on high, lamentation, bitter weeping, Rachel weeping for her children..."

RAMBAM DAY WRAP-UP: This past Thursday, (October 10th), over two hundred Jews ascended the Temple Mount in purity to mark the 838th anniversary of the visit the great sage Moshe ben Maimon, (Maimonides - Rambam), made on this day (6 Marcheshvan), in which he prayed upon the Temple Mount. Read more (Photos included)






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: InfoTempleInstitute@gmail.com
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