A7 Radio's "Temple Talk" with Rabbi Chaim Richman and Yitzchak Reuven
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The month of Av has a split personality. Although the ninth day, Tisha B'Av, marks the climax of our mourning period for the Holy Temple, the month begins to literally turn around in the middle with the joyous minor holiday of Tu B'Av. The remainder of the month of Av begins the preparation for Elul and the High Holy Days. This week on Temple Talk, Yitzchak Reuven and Rabbi Richman examine the significance of this elusive cycle of time, as well as the special messages of this week's Torah portion of Ekev. What are the commandments that people have a tendency to 'trample underfoot', and why? What is the connection between the Land of Israel, growing global antisemitism, and a bottle of coca-cola? And now that Tisha B'Av is behind us, we ask: Are we truly moving closer to the building of the Holy Temple?
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: InfoTempleInstitute@gmail.com