Temple Talk is a weekly internet radio webcast with Rabbi Chaim Richman and Yitzchak Reuven of the Temple Institute.
This week features:
Rachel’s Tears for her Children
Parashat Toldot and the Unesco Declaration: Esav Wants it All
Yaakov’s Birthright & Blessings, and Personal Responsibility for the Course of Human Events
How do we understand the perplexing struggle between Yaakov and Esav? What do these forces represent, and how is their struggle ultimately resolved? Parashat Toldot comes alive in this week’s edition of Temple Talk as Rabbi Richman and Yitzchak Reuven examine the nature of Esav and the blessings the patriarch Yitzchak gave to his son Yaakov in the light of our modern world.
Unesco declares that Ma’arat HaMachpela in Hebron as well as Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem are mosques. Why is Rachel crying for her children (Jeremiah 31), and why is Rachel G-d’s guarantor that her children will return to their land? A startling Midrash reveals our mother Rachel’s righteous character.