This week features:
The Roots of a Soul: Yitzchak and the Secret of Resurrection
The Matriarch Sarah’s 127 Years as the Measure of a Life Well Spent
As rains of blessing fall in the Land of Israel, our hosts reflect upon the Torah and prophetic readings and allude to endless depths of meaning, recalling the dew of the future, which will signal the heralded and promised resurrection of the dead. A deeper look into Torah traditions reveals that our patriarch Yitzchak already experienced this moment, and like the secret contained within Yitzchak’s very name, in the future all of his progeny, the people of Israel, will indeed laugh at the illusion of death. Tune in to this week’s Temple Talk as Yitzchak Reuven and Rabbi Richman reveal that long before James Taylor, Yitzchak was really the man who’s seen fire and seen rain!
In this week’s Torah portion of Chayei Sarah, the matriarch Sarah is laid to rest in the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron. Like the Temple Mount and Joseph’s tomb in the city of Shechem, the full purchase of the double cave of Hebron is witnessed and recorded by the Torah itself, but ironically these very places have become a symbol of the struggle for Israel’s sovereignty in her land. Yitzchak Reuven and Rabbi Richman explore the life of Sarah and the significance of why the Torah measures the “years of her life” for the generations to come.