Temple Talk is a weekly internet radio webcast with Rabbi Chaim Richman and Yitzchak Reuven of the Temple Institute.
This week features:
Parshat Tazria, Israel & Earthquakes: The World’s Wake-Up Call
Get Ready for the Second Annual International Temple Mount Awareness Day!
This week’s Torah portion, Tazria, like all of the book of Leviticus, presents the challenge of living life on an accelerated plane of consciousness. The much-misunderstood laws of purity, as embodied by the enigmatic, elusive, metaphysical illness of tzarat, are in reality a Divinely-orchestrated barometer of spiritual sensitivity… or the lack of it. Rather than being a punishment, this illness – admittedly a test – was visited upon Israel by G-d as a sign of His love for His people. G-d still broadcasts these finely-tuned messages to us, through world events and the stuff of our everyday experience. It’s just that most people prefer to ignore the frequency. Because the painful truth is that in today’s world, humanity’s spiritual barometer, mankind’s spiritual sensitivity or lack of it, can be measured by the world’s attitudes about Israel.
Next week, Rosh Chodesh Nisan, Tuesday April 5th, the first day of the Hebrew month of Nisan and “the beginning of time,” is the 2nd Annual International Temple Mount Awareness Day. Our regular weekly Temple Talk will not be broadcast next week. Instead, we invite you to join us for THE 2ND ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL TEMPLE MOUNT AWARENESS DAY. Click here to learn all about it!