This week features:
Oh, Morsi Me! Hamas’ Children Have a Day at the Beach
Tisha B’Av to Tu B’Av, From Mourning to Dance: On the Way to the Third Temple
“You have transformed my lament into dancing for me, You undid my sackcloth and girded me with gladness” (Psalms 30). This verse beautifully describes the theme of this week, as the nation of Israel moves from the mourning of Tisha B’Av, to the joyous, widely-misunderstood holiday of Tu B’Av, the fifteenth day of Av, the holiday of love. What a cycle: from pain to joy, from destruction to hope. This is the quintessential Jewish idea! This week’s Temple Talk explores the dimensions and inner message of this Temple-centered ‘minor’ holiday, celebrated in contemporary Israel as a love-fest. Yitzchak Reuven and Rabbi Richman discover that Tu B’Av has a glorious past, and is a bridge to the future… to the building of the Third Temple.
Our hosts summarize the lessons of this year’s Tisha B’Av season, including a disappointing denial of Jewish access to the Temple Mount on that most spiritually important day. But the Jewish people – and more importantly, the children – are ready. Tune in for an inside look at the joy and excitement in the Jewish world generated by the Temple Institute’s viral video hit, “The Children are Ready…” and the controversy the short clip caused in the Arab world, which is up in arms over… what, exactly? A Temple Talk you will not want to miss!