This week features:
Hillary’s Hair and the Jewish Problem: Whither American Jewry?
A Time to Weep and a Time to Laugh; A Time to Mourn… and a Time to Build
As the book of Numbers draws to a conclusion this week with the reading of the double portions of Matot and Masei, Yitzchak Reuven and Rabbi Richman reflect upon the life lessons we have garnered over the past few weeks in reading and studying Bamidbar… most notably, the profound sense of love for the Land of Israel emanating from G-d Himself, and reverberating throughout the generations, from the daughters of Tzelophchad and on down to the children of our very own generation, whose passion for the Land strengthens their resolve to settle it despite all odds and obstacles.
This week we usher in the month of Menachem Av, the month of the Consoling Father, a time known for Temple destruction and mourning, but waiting to become the time of Temple renewal and rebuilding. It’s up to us, the hosts of Temple Talk remind us, to stop crying and start building… the father is waiting for his children to console him!