This week features:
The Secret of the Mayan Calendar: It’s the Jews’ Fault, Stupid
Between the Books of Genesis and Exodus: You Have Now Entered the Twilight Zone
This exceptionally passionate edition of Temple Talk is set against the backdrop of the transition between the books of Genesis, which we conclude this week, and Exodus. As the people of Israel slowly, almost imperceptibly pass from freedom to bondage in a twinkling, Rabbi Richman rages against the dying of the light. At the same time our hosts take a sobering look at growing antisemitism all around us and discover that while the complacency of the exile may lull Jews to sleep, there’s an urgent need to wake up right now. Yitzchak Reuven and Rabbi Richman explore the meaning of the “Chosen” people and ask outright: Chosen for what? If you are not ready for your life to be inexorably challenged and changed, you had best skip this week’s show.