Temple Talk is a weekly internet radio webcast with Rabbi Chaim Richman and Yitzchak Reuven of the Temple Institute.
This week features:
A Homeopathic Approach to Idolatry
Today’s Modern Day Temple Artisans: Following in the Footsteps of Betzalel
In this week’s amazing edition of Temple Talk, it’s the father and son reunion, as Tzvi Richman returns to record a segment of our show and shares his unique wisdom and insights. What did Moses have in mind when he made the Children of Israel drink the pulverized gold of the golden calf? Parashat Vayakhel, the penultimate portion of the Book of Exodus, brings us closer to the epicenter of the Torah, on several levels. We’ve got the plan and it couldn’t be made any clearer than it gets in the first verses of this parasha… Shabbat and the Tabernacle. That’s the whole earth plan to making life count… but yet, post-modern pundits point accusing fingers and shout, “There’s no Betzalel today! How could we think of creating Temple vessels?” Well, this just in: There are amongst us, even today, inspired individuals who meet the Torah’s requirements for being a Betzalel… “a wise heart” and “a generous heart.”