This week features:
Abraham’s Inward Journey: Proving the Existence of G-d
Enter Abraham, Citizen of the World and Father of All Spiritual Seekers
One week into the elusive month of Mar Cheshvan already finds us celebrating two “minor” events with major implications: The first is the 837th anniversary of the famed sage Maimonides’ ascent to the Temple Mount in the face of grave danger to pray there, on the 6th of Cheshvan 1165. The second is the changing of our daily prayers into “winter mode” here in the Land of Israel, which takes place on 7 Cheshvan, when we begin to ask G-d for rain. In this week’s edition of Temple Talk, Yitzchak Reuven and Rabbi Richman explore these events and their modern-day implications, even as this week’s Torah reading of parashat Lech Lecha introduces the daring iconoclast Avram, soon to become Avraham, onto the scene of world history. He found out that all the truth were lies, and went on to discover that there is really only One G-d. Mankind would never be the same again.