This week features:
Shavuot: From Barley to Bread, from Slavery to Freedom
Bringing the First Fruits on Shavuot: Getting Real in the Land of Israel
The awesome spiritual energy of the month of Sivan comes to a climax this week as we complete the seven-week period of counting the omer, and Israel observes the Festival of Shavuot, poised and ready to relive the Sinai Revelation experience. But Yitzchak Reuven and Rabbi Richman remind us that there’s more to Shavuot than staying up all night. In the days of the Holy Temple, there is a completely different emphasis: the bringing of the first fruits. What’s fruit got to do with Torah study? Well, that depends on if you mean the real Torah. Tune into this week’s Temple Talk for an insight into Shavuot, the great celebration of the Land of Israel. Plus: just who is shutting our mouths on the Temple Mount? The Knesset gets involved and the plot thickens.