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To Renew the Passover Offering Today: The Height of Political Incorrectness.
4/10/2014, 9:50 AM

A7 Radio's "Temple Talk" with Rabbi Chaim Richman and Yitzchak Reuven
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All of Israel is preparing to observe the beloved holiday of Passover, the Festival of Freedom. This is a time of family gatherings and beautiful traditions. But Passover is also, quite literally, the birthday of Israel as a nation, and it marks the birth of the original human rights movement. This week's kosher for Passover edition of Temple Talk focuses on what Passover’s message is really all about: Israel getting into the world's face and taking a bold, brave stand for G-d in this worl.

Yitzchak Reuven and Rabbi Richman are not content with matzo ball soup and a roasted turkey neck on the seder plate… join them as they discuss the people of Israel’s growing enthusiasm for bringing the Passover offering to the Holy Temple, this year in Jerusalem. Temple Talk wishes everyone a beautiful, fulfilling, happy and kosher Passover! Temple Talk will be on holiday during Passover week and will return again on Tuesday, the 22nd of Nisan/March. Chag Kasher V’Sameach!

This week from the Temple Institute:

PASSOVER OFFERING & GREETINGS FROM THE TEMPLE INSTITUTE: The Passover Seder and holiday is a beautiful remembrance of the miracles G-d performed for us in Egypt and a warm and joyous time for families to get together and give thanks to G-d. But the central and most essential part of the holiday has been missing for two thousand years: the Passover offering itself. The very act of performing the offering is an act of defiant independence, a strike for freedom from the idolatries that lead us from our true purpose: making way for G-d in our world. Chag Pesach Kasher veSameach: A happy Passover to all!
PRE-PASSOVER TEMPLE MOUNT ALIYA: This Wednesday Rabbi Chaim Richman participated in a particularly beautiful aliya to the Temple Mount , one that exemplified both the ongoing ingathering of Jews and the ever-spreading rekindling of longing for and action on behalf of the Holy Temple. Read more and see pictures:

ISRAELI INSTITUTE PREPARES PRIESTS FOR JERUSALEM'S THIRD TEMPLE: (Al Monitor) On Thursday, April 10, at 5 p.m., hundreds of Jews will gather at Shalem College in Jerusalem, and will start learning the Jewish laws of Passover. Rabbis and experts, including Rabbi Yisrael Ariel, the head of the Temple Institute in the Old City of Jerusalem, the leading body preparing for the establishment of the third temple, will teach the audience the laws of the Passover sacrifice...

A PASSOVER ADVENTURE: Read a first-hand account of the Passover pilgrimage during the time of the Holy Temple, from the perspective of a child. Fully illustrated.

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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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