Temple Talk is a weekly internet radio webcast with Rabbi Chaim Richman and Yitzchak Reuven of the Temple Institute.
This week features:
The Blessing and the Curse: The Meaning of Serving G-d with Joy
Elul, Ramadan and the Temple Mount
Parshat Ki Tavo: A Basket Full of First Fruits, and the Secret of Expressing Thanks
Half way through the month of Elul, our Temple Talk hosts want to pause to make sure they’ve got it right: Is our Elul experience helping to make our connection to G-d more real than ever? Fortunately, they discover that this week’s Torah portion of Ki Tavo is actually a concise guide to the themes of Elul – an Elul survival kit – that contains everything we need to know to break away from the rote and humdrum of our everyday existence and get back to where we belong; fully focused on “G-d consciousness.”
Join Yitzchak Reuven and Rabbi Richman as they discuss the intricate beauty of the commandment to bring first fruits to the Holy Temple, in joy and thankfulness, and what this means for every single human being today.
Plus: The King is in the Field, and everybody knows that the field is none other than the Temple Mount. What does the King encounter when He makes His surprise visit there these days? Find out what happens when Elul and Ramadan face off in the field of dreams.
REVISITING THE KING IN THE FIELD: FIELD OF DREAMS, OR FIELD OF BLOOD? The month of Elul is one of introspection and drawing closer to G-d. We would certainly hope that this reality would be reflected in the holiest spot on earth, the Temple Mount. Yet this year the Moslem month of Ramadan coincides with Elul, and a message of hate and incitement against Israel and disdain of the place of the House of G-d has hijacked the Mount. To learn more and see pictures, please click here.
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