This week features:
Chanukah Revisited: Who’s Afraid of the Mugrahbi Bridge?
The Whole World is a Narrow Bridge, & the Main Thing is Not to be Afraid
This week, as we read the Torah portion of Vayeshev which gives the account of the righteous Yosef’s descent into the darkness of Egypt, here in Jerusalem we are combating a darkness as well… despite the fact that next week the world will be illuminated by the hidden light of Chanukah. The darkness we refer to, of course, is the spiritual darkness behind the scenes of the Mugrahbi Bridge controversy. The stark truth, say the hosts of Temple Talk, is that it’s not about the bridge, stupid…it’s about sovereignty. Do you just want to feel good or do you want the truth? Tune into this week’s Temple Talk for rage. Not since Dylan Thomas railed “Rage, rage against the dying of the light” has such passion and intensity of feeling been expressed. And yes, we too are raging against the dying of the light… the light of sanity, of sobriety, of Jewish pride and heritage, the light of Chanukah, the light of G-d’s honor. If you listen to just one Temple Talk, make sure this is it.