Audio: The Ghost Month of Adar I: Double Your Pleasure, Double Your Fun

Parashat Teruma and the Temple Institute: Bringing the Holy Temple Down to Earth.
1/29/2014, 10:23 AM

A7 Radio's "Temple Talk" with Rabbi Chaim Richman and Yitzchak Reuven
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As the month of Shevat draws to a close, we prepare to welcome the month of Adar, that especially auspicious, 'lucky' month. But this year there are two Adars! Are we twice as lucky? This year features the 'extra' month of Adar I, an usual phenomena of time on the Hebrew leap year calendar that's hard to pin down. In this week's edition of Temple Talk, Yitzchak Reuven and Rabbi Richman re-define this month as a special, Divinely-appointed opportunity to pack in some 'extra' fixing and refinement. Since refinement and re-definition is on our national agenda, what better time to begin reading the Torah portions that deal with the establishment of the Tabernacle and its vessels, the precursor of the Holy Temple and its service. This week we read the portion of Terumah, and from this point on, the Tabernacle/Temple will be the central theme of our Torah readings. But just how seriously do we regard the Torah's instructions to "Build for Me a Sanctuary, that I will Dwell Among You" (Ex. 25:8)? Our hosts refine and re-define, delving the depths of the meaning of this commandment in a special focus on the work of the Temple Institute in preparing for the resumption of the Divine service in our time.

This week at the Temple Institute:


IN HONOR OF THE TORAH PORTIONS FOCUSING ON THE TABERNACLE: THE LARGE MIZRAK: We present a window into the work of the Temple Institute, showcasing the restoration of the Temple vessels, all kosher for use in the soon to be rebuilt Third Temple, made according to the exact requirements and specifications of Biblical law.

HELP TO BUILD THE HOLY TEMPLE IN OUR TIME: This week we read parashat Terumah, (Exodus 25:1-27:19), the 1st of the Torah readings focused on the building of the desert Tabernacle, (the prototype for the Holy Temple), and all the sacred vessels, in which appears the commandment, "And they shall make for Me a sanctuary, and I will dwell among them."

For nearly 3 decades, the Temple Institute of Jerusalem has led the way in preparing for the re-establishment of the Holy Temple on Mount Moriah. The Institute is dedicated to every aspect of this very commandment, “And they shall make for Me a sanctuary, and I will dwell among them.”

Please donate generously to help the sacred work of the Temple Institute! Every contribution helps to rebuild the Holy Temple in our Time!


WHERE JERUSALEM JEWS WORSHIP: Continual Jewish Presence on the Temple Mount, Part 12: Exile notwithstanding, Israel has had an ongoing presence on the Temple Mount for 2000 years.

STELLAR BLOGGER EMPLOYS TONGUE-IN-CHEEK TO DESCRIBE UNTENABLE SITUATION: EXTREMIST JEWS ON THE TEMPLE MOUNT: by Camie Davis: Have you heard about the right-wing, extremist Jews on the Temple Mount? They are there to “storm the Al-Aqsa mosque,” which really means, they are trying to start WWIII. Because as Muslim leaders, clerics and liberal Jews have warned, there is really no other reason a Jew would want to ascend and pray on the Temple Mount other than to “push for a holy war.” Read more...

WEEKLY TORAH PORTION: TERUMAH: G-d's plan for man: Creating a center and focal point for Israel and all mankind to gather together in profound and joyful nearness to G-d. Raising up the world via the reality of the Holy Temple.

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:
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