As the nation of Israel winds down the Book of Exodus with this week's penultimate Torah portion of Vayahkel, focusing on the eternal commandments of Sabbath observance and building a home for the Creator, an extremely agitated and impassioned Rabbi Richman bemoans the spiritual bankruptcy of those Jewish leaders who make their homes >outside the Land of Israel and yet criticize the rabbis of the Land of Israel who ardently defend our people's rights to our own land. Echoes of Elijah's face-off with the false prophets of the Baal; Mordechai's face-off with the Persian Jewish establishment who wined and dined at Acheshverosh's glatt kosher pagan banquet... it's all here in this week's alarming, disquieting edition of Temple Talk. An all time classic... but not for the faint-hearted.
This week at the Temple Institute:
WEEKLY TORAH PORTION: VAYAKHEL: https://www.youtube.com/user/henryporter2
THE TEMPLE INSTITUTE CONGRATULATES MOSHE FEIGLIN ON RETURN TO TEMPLE
MOUNT: Rabbi Chaim Richman, speaking on behalf of the Temple Institute
congratulated Deputy Speaker of the Knesset, Moshe Feiglin on
returning to the Temple Mount this morning after being banned from the
holy site by Prime Minister Netanyahu for the past year.
"This is a great step forward in the struggle for Jewish sovereignty
-- which is synonymous with Jewish prayer -- on the Temple Mount.
Knesset member Feiglin's ascent to the Temple Mount is a positive step
towards the building of the Holy Temple and gives hope to all of
Deputy Speaker Moshe Feiglin will be a special guest on the Fifth
Annual International Temple Mount Awareness Day, which will broadcast
on March 30th 2014.
WHERE JERUSALEM JEWS WORSHIP: Continual Jewish Presence on the Temple
Mount: Liberating the Mount in '67:
TEMPLE VESSELS: COPPER LAVER: The Copper Laver which stands on the
southern side of the entrance to the Sanctuary of the Holy Temple, is
the first stop for the kohanim each morning, as they sanctify their
hands and feet in its waters. The Copper laver consists both of a
laver and its stand. A second Temple Kohen Gadol by the name of Ben
Katin added a third component to the laver: A muchni, or reservoir,
was added to the top of the laver for the purpose of being able to
store ritually pure water overnight.