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Fear and Loathing on the Temple Mount: Rage Against the Dying of the Light.
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A7 Radio's "Temple Talk" with Rabbi Chaim Richman and Yitzchak Reuven
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As the nation of Israel prepares this week to welcome the new month of Iyar -- called by the Torah 'the month of Ziv' - this week's Torah portion of parashat Emor features the commandment of the counting of the Omer, the seven week period leading from Passover to the Festival of Shavuot. This new month of Iyar is characterized by the theme of healing, and it also marks the anniversary of the building of the First Temple by King Solomon. In this week's edition of Temple Talk, Yitzchak Reuven and Rabbi Richman connect these eternal themes with the aspects of this coming month that have been miraculously revealed in our day... Israel Independence Day and Jerusalem Day...and clarify the relationship between the establishment of our beloved State of Israel with the rebuilding of the Third Temple. All this on the backdrop of the shocking, unprecedented violence, intimidation and incitement that has been taking place against Jews on the Temple Mount in recent weeks. When and how will it stop? When will we retake our holy mountain? If you are interested in the truth, this is the place to hear it!

This week at the Temple Institute:

WEEKLY TORAH PORTION: EMOR: Being holy by being in this world, connected to and cognizant of G-d's presence in this world, ever ready to do good in this world, is the life of heightened consciousness that Torah exhorts us to live.

DESECRATING THE HOLY OF HOLIES: It has been brought to our attention that the Muslim Waqf has built a massive scaffolding in the place of the Holy of Holies, for what is described on Arabic language websites as "repair work" and "maintenance." The Holy of Holies is the holiest place on earth. It is there that the foundation stone of all creation sits. Read more:

TEMPLE VESSELS: The Lottery: On Yom Kippur a lottery was conducted to determine which goat was to be offered to HaShem, and which goat would be the scapegoat, sent to Azazel. The Kohen Gadol is flanked on his right by his deputy and, on his left, by the the head of the priestly family on duty. See here:

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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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