A7 Radio's "Temple Talk" with Rabbi Chaim Richman and Yitzchak Reuven
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Purim is coming, the holiday of turnabout and hidden Divine providence. The true essence of this highly beloved festival seems to hidden, just as the name of G-d is hidden from the scroll of Esther. In this week's edition of Temple Talk, Yitzchak Reuven and Rabbi Richman explore another another hidden aspect of Purim, which lies at the very heart of the scroll of Esther: the struggle for the rebuilding of the Holy Temple. Foreign domination and subterfuge, internal wrangling, complicity and conspiracy of silence...we are fighting the very same battle for the Holy Temple today. It all goes hand in hand with the Torah portions of the book of Vayikra, as the profound and timeless truth of the Temple offerings peeks out at us from behind the latticework, like the hidden presence of G-d in the Purim story. This confluence between the highly misunderstood subject of the korbonot and the inner truth of the Purim story are fused together in this week's unique edition of Temple Talk.
This week at the Temple Institute:
WEEKLY TORAH PORTION: TZAV: Confusion reigns in our modern world, and every aspect of modern society seems to feed on this confusion, fanning the flames of man's existential disconnect with his own true self. The Holy Temple, and more specifically, the offering of animals on the stone altar in the Holy Temple, is designed to banish man's confusion by compelling him to focus on who he is and to Whom he is answerable. Are we just a link on the food chain, or is our G-d given soul that which determines who we can be?
NORTHERN 2ND TEMPLE MOUNT WALL EXPOSED BY ILLEGAL WAQF EXCAVATION: Once again illegal Muslim Waqf construction on the Temple Mount has uncovered invaluable archaeological evidence of the Holy Temple's precise location. Jewish worshipers on the Mount recently took notice that in a location just north of the area of the Azara, (the Inner Court of the 2nd Temple), the Muslim Waqf had dug down beneath ground level in order to install an electric generator. In doing so they revealed ancient stones that archaeologist and Temple Mount expert Leen Ritmeyer believes originate from the early Second Temple period. This wall, according to his research, was the northern wall of the Temple Mount itself before King Herod expanded the Temple Mount platform. Ritmeyer hailed the historic importance of the wall being revealed for the first time in modern times. Read more & see photos.
TEMPLE VESSELS: INCENSE CHALICE: The Golden Incense Chalice is filled each morning and afternoon with half a portion of the prescribed incense components, after which it is brought by the kohen into the Kodesh Sanctuary where he pours the contents into his hands and then pours from his hands onto the Golden Incense Altar, which stands directly in front of the Parochet, which separates the Kodesh from the Kodesh HaKodeshim - the Holy of Holies.
THE TEMPLE INSTITUTE'S 5TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL TEMPLE MOUNT AWARENESS DAY: SAVE THE DATE!SUNDAY MARCH 30TH (ADAR II 28)
THE MOST EXCITING TEMPLE BROADCAST OF THE YEAR!
Sunday, March 30th, (Adar II 28), the Temple Institute will be hosting its 5th Annual International Temple Mount Awareness Day broadcast. The four hour live stream video broadcast will begin at 5:00 PM Israel time, (10:00 AMEastern time), and will be rebroadcast for a second showing after a brief interlude. These two broadcasts will give everyone an opportunity to see the entire program, at a convenient time. During both broadcasts, viewers will be able to communicate directly with Rabbi Chaim Richman and Yitzchak Reuven throughout the live streaming webcast, via our chat-room.
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: InfoTempleInstitute@gmail.com