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Arutz Sheva will telecast a special 6-hour telecast of Temple Mount Awareness Day Sunday, one day after Sabbath-Rosh Chodesh Nissan, the first day of the Hebrew month when the first Tabernacle was dedicated.

The live telecast, which will include music and interviews, will begin at 11 a.m. EDT (5 p.m. in Israel) and at 8 a.m. Pacific Time.

The Temple Mount Institute chose Sunday, the second day of the Hebrew month of Nisan, to stage the Temple Mount Awareness Day because it is the anniversary of the dedication of the Holy Tabernacle, and the first day of the Divine service.

The day is bound up with the entire concept of the Holy Temple,where the Bible records that Hashem accepted holy sacrifices with the Divine Presence.

The joyous celebration of Temple consciousness and renewal is a festival intended to open up a window to the multi-faceted world of the Temple Mount and the promise of a rebuilt Holy Temple.

Rabbi Chaim Richman and Yitzchak Reuven of the Temple Institute will host the special program, and the first hour will feature Moshe Feiglin, head of the Jewish Leadership faction of Israel's ruling Likud party. He will discuss the grassroots efforts and parliamentary legislation for securing freedom of worship on the Temple Mount.

The holy site is under the administration of Muslim clerics, and Israeli police severely restrict Jews from visiting.

After a musical interlude with Yehudah Katz and his band, Torah and Temple Mount scholar Rabbi Nachman Kahana will present from noon spiritual insights about the Temple Mount, the Holy Temple and the State of Israel.  

Following more music, Temple Mount activist Yisrael Medad will discuss the current role of the mass media concerning the struggle for religious freedom on the Temple Mount.

At 1:30 p.m. (EDT), Yehudah Katz will perform and discuss his music and the Holy Temple.

Hillel Richman and Frankie Snyder, senior staff members of the Temple Mount Sifting Project, will discuss at 2:30 p.m. (EDT) exciting archaeological finds discovered from the Second Temple period this past year at the Temple Mount.

At 3:15 p.m. Tziporra Piltz, guide and organizer of women's ascent to the Temple Mount, will discuss her experiences and the growing movement of women who ascend the Temple Mount.

Rabbi Mois Navon, of the Ptil Tekhelet organization that manufactures of the biblical blue “techelet” dye, used in tzitzit (ritual fringes) and priestly garments, will close out the program with a discussion of the colorful history of techelet from antiquity to the contemporary re-establishment of the techelet industry.

Rabbi Chaim Richman and Yitzchak Reuven host the Temple Talk podcast on Arutz Sheva's Israel National Radio. For downloadable archives, click here.