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Audio: Why Can't We Make This the Last Tisha B'Av?

The Holy Temple is the World's Operation Protective Edge
7/30/2014, 10:08 AM

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The month of Av has arrived, marking the final nine-day countdown to Tisha B'Av, the day that commemorates the destruction of both Holy Temples and many other calamities. In collective Jewish consciousness, this period is considered to be inauspicious and fraught with potential hazards. Is it 'bad luck' for Israel to be waging a war for its very survival against the terrorists of Gaza during this very time? Yitzchak Reuven and Rabbi Richman believe the opposite is true: that this war is part of the ultimate 'tikkkun,' fixing of these days, as all of Israel unites and strengthens the soldiers of the IDF in their holy mission. But as we rout out the murderous Hamas terrorists from their tunnels in Gaza, aren't we forgetting one thing? The murderous Hamas terrorists who have all but taken over the Temple Mount...tune in to this week's edition of Temple Talk for a Holy Temple perspective of the news.

WEEKLY TORAH PORTION: DEVARIM: Moshe rabbenu opens his final words to the children of Israel with gentle chastisement. Before they enter the land it is important that they be reminded of their past errors in order to guard them against repeating those mistakes. Today's current events remind us that our generation still has much work ahead in order to fully inherit, conquer and settle the land. The current conflict in Gaza is a harsh reminder of the very golden calf and spy-like misconceptions that have misled Israel for many years and lengthened our journey to redemption.
May we learn from these past errors, re-gird our loins, retake our land and recapture our destiny!

THE CHILDREN ARE READY TRILOGY: See all three of our game-changing Tisha B'Av videos, beginning with our latest, THE CHILDREN ARE READY, III: THIA IS THE GENERATION!
DARE TO DREAM/DARE TO BUILD! Filmed 5 years ago, the Holy Temple fever just continues to grow and grow! Take 2 minutes and watch this video!

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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