This week features:
Parashat Shoftim: The Pursuit of Righteousness and Justice
Rosh Chodesh Elul and the Temple Mount: Locked Out of My Beloved’s House!
The confluence this week of the beginning of the month of Elul and the reading of Parashat Shoftim brings us a double serving of the need for justice, righteousness and repentance. The King is in the field; the field is the Temple Mount, and the Holy Temple is the place that, when “a matter of judgement is hidden from you”…then, “you shall rise up and ascend to the place that Hashem shall choose.” For the Beit HaMikdash is the seat of justice and righteousness. What happens when Elul, the special time of emphasis for these themes, rolls around, and we are still locked out of the Temple Mount? Join Yitzchak Reuven and Rabbi Richman this week on Temple Talk as they welcome the new month of Elul with brave new insights into this week’s Torah portion, plus brave hope for Israel’s challenges in the coming year.