A7 Radio's "Temple Talk" with Rabbi Chaim Richman and Yitzchak Reuven
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This week's Torah portion of Yitro features the giving of the Torah at the Sinai Revelation, the seminal event in Israel's history and the ultimate game-changer in the history of the world. But in this week's rousing edition of Temple Talk, our hosts ask for what purpose was Torah given to Israel? Torah is about changing Israel, and about Israel changing the world. And it seems that on account of this, as we can testify to on a daily basis, the world is dead-set on changing Israel... join us this week on Temple Talk as Yitzchak Reuven and Rabbi Richman connect the dots between Sinai, the transcendent Holy Temple experience, the passing of Ariel Sharon and other recent, difficult events in Israel. The fine line that connects between them all is, as ever, the immense and immutable personal responsibility that true commitment to Torah means for each and every one of us.
This week at the Temple Institute:
CONTINUAL JEWISH PRESENCE ON THE TEMPLE MOUNT: Daily installments tracing the continual Jewish presence on the Temple Mount from the destruction of the second Holy Temple to today!
WEEKLY TORAH PORTION: YITRO: Who was Moshe, the "man of G-d?" Agitator for justice, freedom fighter, radical activist who led his people out of Egypt, Moshe is called to the mountain to "ascend to G-d." He attained a level of G-d awareness unattained by any other before or since, and at Sinai elevated the entire nation with him.
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.