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This week we read parashat Chukat, starring the enigmatic red heifer,
secret of purity. As the kidnapping crisis of Eyal Yifrach, Naftali
Frenkel and Gilad Sha'ar continues, this week's Temple Talk takes a
sobering look at the authentic Jewish values of unity, mutual
responsibility, prayer, and vengeance. Yitzchak Reuven and Rabbi
Richman struggle to find any remnant of sanity in a world gone mad,
drunk on self-righteousness. Enter the red heifer, symbol of purity
and humility, with perfect timing, to remind us -- and to remind the
world's leaders -- how little we know. Fasten your seatbelts for the
ultimate Temple Talk unplugged!

This week at the Temple Institute:

MUSLIM HATE-FEST ON THE TEMPLE MOUNT: On the morning of June 25, 2014,
some forty Jews ascended the Temple Mount to be seen by G-d and pray
on behalf of the three Jewish teenagers who were kidnapped by Hamas
terrorists two weeks ago. Hundreds of Muslim men and women and a Hamas
organized summer camp for Muslim children greeted the Jews with
thunderous jeers and curses, waving their shoes and holding up their
newly minted obscenity: a three-finger "victory" sign, signifying
their gloating pride in the kidnapping of the three Jewish boys. For
more than one hour the Muslim mob followed and lunged at the Jewish
worshipers. This video shows a few brief examples of the twisted
Muslim culture of hatred in which Muslim children are indoctrinated,
and which passes for the "status quo" on the Temple Mount.

On Tuesday morning a large contingent of students from the Makor Chaim
Yeshiva in Gush Etzion ascended the Temple Mount. The students are
classmates of two of the three Jewish teenagers who were kidnapped
twelve days ago by Hamas terrorists while heading home from school for
the weekend. The boys have not been heard from since and their fate is
not known. Read more & see pictures:

The much anticipated convening of the Israel Knesset's Interior
Ministry's sub-committee on the right to Jewish prayer on the Temple
Mount took place today. The result? Apparently, Jews have no right to
pray on the Temple Mount.
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WEEKLY TORAH: CHUKAT: The Thin Red Line: Parashat Chukat describes so
many seemingly unrelated events, yet it is the profound fundamental
truth contained in the commandment of the red heifer - para aduma -
that ties all these events so tightly together.

OVER 100,000 VIEWS! BREAKING NEWS: RED HEIFER BORN:  Emblematic of the
rapid unfolding of events in these crucial times of redemption, a red
heifer was recently born. The owners of the red heifer contacted the
Temple Institute to share the news and receive instructions concerning
the proper care of the red heifer. The Temple Institute contacted a
professional documentary film producer who provided this exclusive
footage of the red heifer.

The ashes of the red heifer are necessary for the final preparation of
the sacred vessels to be used in the Holy Temple, and for the
purification of the kohanim (Temple priests) who will serve in the
Holy Temple.

THE MYSTERY OF THE RED HEIFER: Everything you need to know about the red heifer!

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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