A7 Radio's "Temple Talk" with Rabbi Chaim Richman and Yitzchak Reuven
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Twenty years in the waiting, Yaakov at long last returns to the land, wives and children in tow, and a three-ply plan to meet up with Esau and walk away unscathed, teaching us the value of a well thought out plan, achievable contingencies and realistic expectations, lessons which seem to lost on the current US administration which displays as much patience and forethought to fateful negotiations with the mullahs of Iran as Esau displayed when he clamored for some porridge and poured it down his throat. His arrogance cost him the birthright. The arrogance of Kerry and Obama will cost the USA its leadership role in the world. Time then, for Israel to step up to the plate, grab hold of the reigns and lead the world to a better place.
Kerry bullying and Iranian nukes aside, the Temple Mount remains in the headlines and the focus of debate and hysterical Arab threats, and all the time increasing consensus that Jews and Gentiles must not be denied the right to pray on the Temple Mount.
This week at the Temple Institute:
WEEKLY TORAH PORTION: VAYISHLACH: Yaakov avinu's (our forefather Jacob's) midnight encounter with a mysterious angel: Who was this angel, what was his purpose, and by what name was he known? Yaakov overcomes the angel, and by doing so gains insight into all these questions. He also acquires for himself a new name, a new identity, and a new role to play in establishing the Divine presence here on this earth.
CHODESH KISLEV: STUDYING THE MENORAH: In this month of Kislev, which is the month of Chanukah (which begins 25 Kislev), we will be looking each day at the menorah: its light, its inner meaning, its history, how it is made and how it is tended to in the Holy Temple, and the rekindling of the menorah by the Chashmonaim, (Macabees), which is commemorated during the eight nights of Chanukah. Each day we will post a new insight onto the nature of the menorah on our Facebook page.
RABBI CHAIM RICHMAN IN THE USA - NOVEMBER 2013: SPEAKING TOUR: See Rabbi Richman's complete speaking schedule, including speaking engagements in Texas, New Mexico and Massachusetts.
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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.