What are the modern-day implications of Israel's exile and subsequent redemption from Egypt? What makes a leader 'evil?' What's the connection between Jason Bourne and the righteous Yosef? And why is John Kerry so good at living up to his name? All this and more comes together in this week's thrilling, passion-filled episode of Temple Talk. Yitzchak Reuven and Rabbi Richman bring this week's Torah portion of Va'eira alive with contemporary understanding and significance as they plumb the depths of today's geopolitical realities and the same age-old challenges facing the people of Israel. Free Bonus Track: Rabbi Richman's guide to medieval literature! Don't miss this Temple Talk!
This week at the Temple Institute:
THE TIMES OF LONDON ARE GUESTS OF RABBI CHAIM RICHMAN ON THE TEMPLE MOUNT AND IN THE TEMPLEINSTITUTE'S HOLY TEMPLE VISITORS CENTER: "A frisson runs through the faithful as the group of skullcapped Jews ascend the stone platform.
Murmurs of “God is Greatest” arise from the Muslim worshippers leafing through the Koran outside al-Aqsa mosque, growing into a cacophony.
The Jewish group presses on regardless, trailed by armed Israeli police and a Jordanian minder. Provocateurs or pilgrims, they are part of a growing movement demanding the right of Jews to pray at the place known to them as theTemple Mount, the site of their destroyed temple, now one of Islam’s holiest sites.
Once viewed as dangerous extremists, they are finding favour at the highest levels of the Israeli Government, embraced by a nationalistic wing of the ruling coalition that seeks to extend Jewish control over all the disputed sites in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict..."
Read the complete article: http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/world/middleeast/article3956440.ece
Archived at https://www.templeinstitute.org/archive/23-12-13.htm
ASSOCIATED PRESS ARTICLE ON TEMPLE MOUNT WITH RABBI CHAIM RICHMAN REACHES 100S OF 1,000,000S OF READERS ON WEB AND IN PRINT: AP writer Daniel Estrin was recently the guest of Rabbi Chaim Richman on theTemple Mount. Estrin's article about the growing demand for Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount and Judaism's millennial old prayer and contemporary plans to build the Holy Temple has been picked up by 1000s of websites and 1000s of newspapers worldwide.
See the story on the AP website: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/new-calls-jewish-prayer-jerusalem-holy-site
Archived story: https://www.templeinstitute.org/archive/17-12-13.htm
The article on other major sites: https://www.templeinstitute.org/aplinks.htm