A7 Radio's "Temple Talk" with Rabbi Chaim Richman and Yitzchak Reuven
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While Rabbi Chaim Richman wraps up the southwestern leg of his USA speaking tour and heads to the east coast, Yitzchak Reuven finds himself alone at the mike! But as Yosef teaches us, we are never alone. From here on in the book of Genesis focuses on a series of dreams which propel the story of Yosef and his brothers. How appropriate that the month of Kislev is all about sleep and dreaming. Sleep, such an important part of our spiritual existence, calls for special prayers and meditations before we go to sleep and special thanks and words of gratitude when we awaken from our sleep. When it comes to the Temple Mount we do not sleep but insist on our right to be seen there by G-d and our duty to pray there to the Master of the Universe.
This week at the Temple Institute:
WEEKLY TORAH PORTION: VAYESHEV: Have you ever felt utterly and completely alone? Yosef must have. He was separated from his loving father and his brothers wanted to kill him. Ultimately he was thrown in a pit filled with scorpions and snakes and then sold to some passing Ishmaelites, who in turn sold him into slavery. Yet we're never alone, and if our hearts are turned to G-d, we will identify His fingerprint upon our lives.
KISLEV: THE MONTH OF THE MENORAH: Facts and insights about the menorah: How it was made in ancient times and how it is made today? What shape are the branches: straight or rounded, and where do we find the evidence? What was the role of the menorah in the daily service of the Holy Temple? Answers to these questions and more, with beautiful pictures, every day on the Temple Institute Facebook page. Visit and LIKE us! Be one of the more than 23,000 amazing people who like the Temple Institute Facebook page!
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.