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Yitzchak Reuven and Rabbi Richman join the entire nation of Israel in celebrating the joyous holiday of Jerusalem Day, marking the 47th anniversary of the holy city's liberation and reunification. The holiness and eternity of Jerusalem emanates from the Temple Mount, its very heart. This week, Pope Francis visited Israel and stopped off at the Temple Mount, where he embraced the Mufti of Jerusalem, the very same Mufti who has repeatedly called for the annihilation of the Jews.

This week's Temple Talk presents an honest, straightforward and very politically incorrect summary of the Pope's visit and what it was really all about. Yitzchak Reuven and Rabbi Richman totally unplugged! Not a show for the faint-hearted.

This week at the Temple Institute:

CELEBRATING JERUSALEM DAY ON THE TEMPLE MOUNT: On the 28th day of the month of Iyar, (May 28), 100s of Jews, (and 100s of tourists), ascended the Temple Mount to celebrate the 47th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem and the liberation of the Temple Mount, on June 7th, 1967. See the video:

SINGING & DANCING ON THE TEMPLE MOUNT: Spontaneous singing and dancing in celebration of Jerusalem Day breaks out on the Temple Mount. Must be seen!

DELEGATION OF 30 RABBIS CONVENE ON THE TEMPLE MOUNT: On the eve of Jerusalem Day, 30 leading rabbis ascended the Temple Mount. Read more:

PRESERVING THE STATUS QUO? Prime Minister Netanyahu has been adamant in his refusal to enforce Israeli law on the Temple Mount and grant equal rights to Jews, including the right to worship in the holy site, clinging to the preservation of the (illegal) "status quo" as his excuse. Read more:

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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