This week features:
Gilad Shalit, Entebbe, and the Value of Jewish Lives
From Creation to the Flood & Beyond: Reliving Cycles of Creation & Destruction
Welcome, 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.