This week features:
Vayakhel: Shabbat, Tabernacle & Jewish vs. Israeli Culture War
Pink Ladies, Elijah the Prophet & the Bankrupt American Orthodox Establishment
As the nation of Israel winds down the Book of Exodus with this week’s penultimate Torah portion of Vayahkel, focusing on the eternal commandments of Sabbath observance and building a home for the Creator, an extremely agitated and impassioned Rabbi Richman bemoans the spiritual bankruptcy of those Jewish leaders who make their homes outside the Land of Israel and yet criticize the rabbis of the Land of Israel who ardently defend our people’s rights to our own land. Echoes of Elijah’s face-off with the false prophets of the Baal; Mordechai’s face-off with the Persian Jewish establishment who wined and dined at Acheshverosh’s glatt kosher pagan banquet… it’s all here in this week’s alarming, disquieting edition of Temple Talk. An all time classic… but not for the faint-hearted.