Temple Talk is a weekly internet radio webcast with Rabbi Chaim Richman and Yitzchak Reuven of the Temple Institute.
This week features:
Nadav & Avihu: Keeping it Kosher and Making the Most of This World
The Red Heifer and Political Correctness: It Takes Modesty to Recognize Our Limitations
This week’s Torah portion begins with the words “And it was on the eighth day…” And this day was none other than Rosh Chodesh Nisan, the first day of the month of Nisan, soon to be upon us. What is so special about this day, that led our sages to declare that it was “decorated with ten crowns?” What is the connection between the dedication of the Tabernacle and the creation of the world?
Purim is past and Passover is just around the corner. This Shabbat, “parshat Para,” is the third “Special Shabbat” in the sequence that leads up to Passover and is dedicated to the Red Heifer. Temple Talk focuses on this mysterious precept and explores the essence of purity in an impure world.