Celebrating our relationship with G-d, finishing the tabernacle and
looking forward to the Holy Temple, and coming home to the Land of
Israel are the interwoven themes in this week's surprising edition of
Temple Talk. Yitzchak Reuven and Rabbi Richman also provide an
exclusive sneak-peak description of this year's Fifth Annual
International Temple Mount Awareness Day special broadcast, coming up
on Sunday March 30th.
Back in 1977, good ole Andy Griffith appeared in a television
commercial for Nabisco's Ritz Crackers and coined the phrase
"everything tastes great when it sits on a Ritz." Since then, the
expression "to sit on the Ritz" has come to mean anything excellent --
ritzy. As in swanky, elegant, posh. As in, perhaps, the quality of
Jewish life in the lands of their exile? Now you can have your bacon
flavor and eat it, too: Ritz has a new cracker with artificial bacon
flavor that is certified kosher. Why is that a big deal, or even
newsworthy? Is it a reason for Rabbi Richman to go ballistic and once
again demonstrate total political incorrectness? Imitation bacon
flavor with rabbinical supervision; is this a sign of the success of
American Jewry; that we've made it and are "here to stay?" Not
according to G-d's word to the prophet Ezekiel, who states that...
um... actually, the worst desecration of His holy name is the simple
fact that the Jewish people remain in the lands of their exile. And
the greatest sanctification of His name will only happen when the
Jewish people come home to the Land of Israel. So how are we to
understand that the same organization which certifies imitation
bacon-flavor crackers, roundly criticizes Israeli rabbis for standing
up to John Kerry's fire sale of the Land of Israel?
Am I hearing you right? If you dare, listen to this week's Temple
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WEEKLY TORAH READING: TAZRIA: https://www.youtube.com/user/henryporter2
MARCH 30TH: THE 5TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL TEMPLE MOUNT AWARENESS DAY 4
HOUR LIVE-STREAM INTERNET BROADCAST
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The four hour live stream video broadcast will begin at 5:00 PM Israel
time, (10:00 AM Eastern 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.
FOUR HOUR LIVE STREAM VIDEO BROADCAST begins at 5:00 PM Israel time,
(10:00 AM Eastern time), and will be rebroadcast for a second showing
after a brief interlude. Viewers will be able to communicate directly
with Rabbi Chaim Richman and Yitzchak Reuven throughout the live
streaming webcast, via our chat-room.
Guests include Professor Gabai Barkay, Zvia Savir, Professor Jeffrey
Woolf,Knesset Member Moshe Feiglin, Aryeh Sonenberg, Yitzchok Meir
Malek, Arnon Segal. Locations include the Temple Mount and the Temple
Institute's Holy Temple Visitors Center.