Temple Talk is a weekly internet radio webcast with Rabbi Chaim Richman and Yitzchak Reuven of the Temple Institute.
This week features:
Golden Calf & the Holy Temple: Self-Centered or G-d Centered?
An Alternative Reading of the Torah’s Temple Portions: What If It All Means Something?
For 2000 years of exile the idea of really rebuilding the Holy Temple was something that was over the rainbow, inaccessible, “impossible” to achieve. So the whole topic of the Holy Temple became an allegory for other things. Now that Israel has returned to her land and the concept of rebuilding the Holy Temple is not only staggeringly achievable but also historically inevitable, it’s time to retire the allegories and re-understand the commandment to build the Holy Temple on its literal level. The additional month of Adar with which we are blessed this year is not for marking time, but for making the most out of the gift of time. Getting serious about the Holy Temple is one way to start.