Temple Talk is a weekly internet radio webcast with Rabbi Chaim Richman and Yitzchak Reuven of the Temple Institute.
This week features:
The Vatican Synod: Princes of Darkness, Cloaked in Hypocrisy
Chosen People: Chosen for What?
This Just In, World: The One G-d of Israel Doesn’t Change His Mind: Deal With It!
This week is Parashat Chayei Sarah, which opens up with our forefather Avraham’s purchase of the “Double Cave” in Hebron. Why does Torah emphasize this so much, and what is our connection to this mysterious, ancient place? When it comes to Hebron, Jerusalem and Shechem the Torah cries out “Show me the money!” This week Temple Talk examines the Jewish people’s connection (“connection” is the very meaning of the word Hebron) to this ancient Jewish city, especially in the light (or should we say, darkness) of this week’s statements issued by the Synod of Catholic bishops which essentially “cancels” promises made by G-d to our father Avraham, to all the patriarchs, to Moses and to the entire people of Israel. What exquisite timing! What better week to cast doubt on the Biblical connection to our homeland, than the very week in which Torah testifies to that connection! We’re not even surprised. Rabbi Richman almost has apoplexy live on Temple Talk but the show goes on!