This week features:
Parashat Beshalach: The State of Israel and Life After Death
Four Groups by the Sea & the Israeli Elections: A Revealing, Futuristic Midrash
Can you feel that ocean spray? We’re walking through the Sea of Reeds this week, in more ways than one. This week, as Israel reads the Torah portion of Beshalach which includes the poetic and enigmatic Song of the Sea, Temple Talk hosts an Israel Election Day extravaganza. Yitzchak Reuven and Rabbi Richman find that it’s all been done before, it’s all been written in the book… but on the other hand, everything is new, and everything is being renewed. This Shabbat, the ‘Sabbath of Song,’ is also Tu B’Shevat – the New Year for Trees, and for all human beings who wish to take advantage of the opportunity for growth. If you’re interested in the resurrection of the dead, fixing the tree of knowledge and how to eat from Heaven’s table, simply tune into this week’s edition of Temple Talk for a refreshing tour de force.