Temple Talk is a weekly internet radio webcast with Rabbi Chaim Richman and Yitzchak Reuven of the Temple Institute.
This week features:
The Copper Laver and the Righteous Women of Israel
From the Golden Calf to the Golden Lamp: Making a Choice to Bring Light Into This World
Parashat Ki Tisa leads us through the highs and the lows, the ups and the downs of Bnei Yisrael as the sublime work on the Holy Tabernacle is interrupted by the unbridled licentiousness of the golden calf. Moshe rabbenu – Moses our master – masterfully navigates a path fraught with cosmic cataclysmic pitfalls, as he castigates Israel and seeks their forgiveness from G-d. Rabbi Chaim Richman and Yitzchak Reuven describe Moshe’s unique leadership qualities, and also the well-intentioned but colossal folly of Israel as they pursued the ill-fated “shortcut” of the golden calf.
Today the Temple Institute has embarked upon a project in which gold is used not,
G-d forbid, as a blasphemous distraction, but, on the contrary, as a means of drawing our hearts to the beauty and light of our Father in Heaven. We are referring to the Nivreshet – the Golden lamp of Queen Helena.