This week features:
Beam Me Up, Abdullah: The Trekkie’s Guide to the Temple Mount
Science Fiction, Temple Mount, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan: Connect the Dots
As Israel begins the third book of the Torah, Vayikra (Leviticus), this week’s edition of Temple Talk takes place in parallel universes… or should we say in multiple galaxies? The book of Vayikra focuses completely on the Divine service in the Holy Temple. That service is designed to cause the light of the Shechina, the Divine Presence, to shine forth from the Temple Mount in Jerusalem to all the world. But in the meantime, it has become abundantly clear that Abdullah, King of Jordan is controlling the Temple Mount like a corrupt fiefdom. In recent episodes of Temple Talk we have discussed Jordan’s illegal stranglehold on the Temple Mount, and this week’s Temple Talk provides a crash course in everything you need to know about the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Or at least the most important things, such as King Abdullah’s love of the Star Trek franchise, an obsession so total that he actually appears in an episode! A two-bit cameo actor with no lines, this beduin tribesman is insecurely ruling over a Palestinian majority. Ironically, while the King may be living out his sci-fi fantasies, the building of the Holy Temple and resumption of the Divine service is not science fiction, but the word of the G-d of heaven and earth. Join us for the most explosive Temple Talk ever, as we boldly go where no man has gone before!