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Archive for ‍‍ Tishre / Marheshwan 5772 - October 2011

Prophetic Torah – with Rabbi Avraham Sutton
Bi-weekly series with new teachings available every second Wednesday.
Next time on The Return of Prophecy:
To be announced

The Return of ProphecyThe Return of Prophecy
The tremendous spiritual odyssey of the Tishrei holidays and their aftermath.

Dedication: Dedicated to Puah & Martin Morrill.

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Light to the Nations – with Rabbi Chaim Richman
Bi-weekly series with new teachings available every second Thursday.
Next time on Light to the Nations:
To Be Announced

The Light of the New Moon
The sighting of and declaration of the new moon, as well as the celebration of the new moon inside the Holy Temple and out, constitutes a very intimate aspect of G-d’s relationship with Israel.

Dedication: Happy Birthday Blessings to Brian and Benjamin Spitz!

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Biblical Faith – with Shmuel “Sam” Peak

Chapter 5

Mishnah 25b and 26
Ben Bag Bag wishes to convey the importance of the Torah. “Everything is in it” means that the Torah describes the entire universe, but why would that be so?
Mankind is the point of Creation and hence all Creation is subsidiary to mankind. Furthermore, Torah is the conceptual scriptures that G-d established for human conduct. Since Creation exists to support human existence, the structure of Creation must follow from Torah’s structure for mankind. Hence, Torah is the original premise of Creation, as the Rabbis said, The Holy One, Blessed is He, looked in the Torah to create the world.
If one could fully comprehend Torah, he would have grasped the structure of all existence.

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Noach, the innovator, the preacher, the builder, the savior of mankind, was, indeed, a vast and complex personality. In both his strengths and his tragic foibles, he proved very much to be a figure recognizable in our day. While he may have been a righteous man in his generation alone, the breadth and depth of his character make him a giant for all times.

Noach (Genesis 6:9-11:32)
Parashat Noach is read on Shabbat:
Cheshvan 1, 5772/October 29, 2011
Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan

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Temple Talk is a weekly internet radio webcast with Rabbi Chaim Richman and Yitzchak Reuven of the Temple Institute.

This week features:

Gilad Shalit, Entebbe, and the Value of Jewish Lives

From Creation to the Flood & Beyond: Reliving Cycles of Creation & Destruction

Sukkot the Time of JoyWelcome, listeners, to a brand-new world! It’s a new season of Temple Talk and a new cycle of Torah readings… and starting with Parashat Breishiet  last week, it’s a brand-new world as well. The reading of the Torah’s description of creation means that Hashem has begun to create the world all over again. But wait a minute, that was last week! This week, before we’ve even had a moment to reflect on the greatness of creation, we’re already up to Parashat Noach, and G-d’s dissatisfaction with man and the world’s destruction through the Great Flood. This cycle of man’s failure sounds familiar… are we reliving it even as we speak? Here Yitzchak Reuven and Rabbi Richman sit so patiently, waiting to find out what price we have to pay to get out of going through all these things twice. It’s not about G-d, though… it’s about man, and our obligation to justify our creation by filling the world with light, not darkness. Is the light of one Jewish life equal to the darkness of a thousand monsters? Stop the world a moment, get off, and listen to this week’s Temple Talk, as our hosts reflect on the ancient yet new themes of creation, destruction, and the Jewish problem.

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Bat Melech – with Rena Richman
Bat Melech teachings appear every second Wednesday.
Next Show: The Attribute of Aaron, Part II

The Attribute of Aaron
Aaron, the brother of Moses, was, in truth, the brother to all Israel and to all humanity. Embodying the attributes of loving-kindness and peace, he devoted his life to bringing peace and unity to husbands and wives, fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, the entire congregation of Israel.

Rena Richman’s teaching was recorded in the Hebraic Center in Lubbock, Texas, in the spring of 2011. It is being presented online in two parts.

Dedication: Sacred to the memory of Mr. Jerry Dean.

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Biblical Faith – with Shmuel “Sam” Peak

Chapter 5

Mishnah 25
A man is not a complete entity without a wife. As the Rabbis say: Whoever does not have a wife is not an Adam (person), as it says: “On the day G-d created mankind. . .male and female He created them, and He blessed them and called their name Adam.”
A man’s physical growth is it at its peak at eighteen, and then it is time to grow in another dimension, by expanding his life to include another. This stage of life begins at eighteen and continues until twenty, when he is ready to provide leadership in the household.
It is noteworthy that eighteen is a quarter of man’s life span of seventy years. In this way our lives parallel the sun, which reaches the zenith of its strength at noon, after one quarter of its 24-hour cycle.

Dedicated to Peggy Wingate

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