This week features:
Counting the Omer and the Israel/Diaspora Torah Portions Conundrum
The Sin of Nadav and Avihu: How to Preserve the Eternal Moment Forever
Because of the “extra” last day of Passover observed outside the Land of Israel, For the next few weeks Jewish communities in the Land of Israel and their counterparts in the diaspora will be temporarily out of synch in the reading of the weekly Torah portions. This is caused by the observance of the “extra” last day of Passover outside the Land of Israel. Is this just an insignificant fluke of the calendar, an idiosyncratic halachic issue, or could there be a deeper meaning? Could it actually be a message from Heaven and a wake-up call to diaspora Jewry to come home? Join Yitzchak Reuven and Rabbi Richman as they discover a glitch in the matrix that turns this week’s edition of Temple Talk into the Temple Talk Aliya Special! Tune into a rousing call for our people to come home already, get over the exile and recognize the miracles G-d is doing for His people in the Land of Israel!
What exactly was the sin of Nadav and Avihu, two upstanding sons of the High Priest Aharon, who brought a “strange fire” on the very day of the Tabernacle’s dedication? How can we avoid making the same mistake today?