This week features:
Reality Check: Putting Our House In Order Before We Build A House For G-d
If We Heard G-d’s Voice At Sinai We Are Free. If We Heard But Did Not Listen We Are Destined To Be Slaves
Join Yitzchak Reuven and special guest host, Tzvi Richman in this week’s Temple Talk as they try to define that undefinable energy-charged place where heaven meets earth. How does the building of an earthen altar mark the perfect transition from the revelation at Mount Sinai to the civil ordinances discussed in parashat Mishpatim? Is the altar itself a mini-Sinai? It’s hard to believe, but there were people who stood at Mount Sinai, witnessed the fire and the smoke, saw the sounds of the shofar, and heard G-d’s voice with their own ears, but still didn’t get what it was all about. G-d offers us freedom, but we must release ourselves from our own self-imposed bonds in order to attain it.