This week features:
Secrets of Shevat: Buckets of Torah, Buckets of Rain
One-Fifth of Israel Poised to Cross the Sea: Has Anything Changed?
“You will bring them in and plant them on the mountain of Your heritage…” – from Parashat Beshalach, The Song of the Sea
It’s the month of Shevat, and rains of blessing are falling in the Land of Israel. But rain isn’t the only water that’s pouring down on us… the “water” of Torah is pouring down as well, and this is the time to let those healing waters into our consciousness, and redouble our Torah study. This week’s edition of Temple Talk explains the connection between the renewal of Shevat, and the special element of the renewal and appreciation of Torah study that this month affords us.
This Shabbat is the “Sabbath of Song,” called so because we read the Torah portion of Beshalach, featuring the famed “Az Yashir,” the Song of the Sea. What really happened at the Sea of Reeds? Why does the verse record that only one-fifth of Israel left Egypt? As ever, our hosts’ most important question is: What has this got to do with our lives today? Tune in to this week’s Temple Talk to find out.