This week features:
The Plain Truth on Torah, Vegetarianism, & the Temple Offerings
In Defense of the Korbonot: The Much Maligned Service of the Holy Temple
Purim is coming, the holiday of turnabout and hidden Divine providence. The true essence of this highly beloved festival seems to hidden, just as the name of G-d is hidden from the scroll of Esther. In this week’s edition of Temple Talk, Yitzchak Reuven and Rabbi Richman explore another another hidden aspect of Purim, which lies at the very heart of the scroll of Esther: the struggle for the rebuilding of the Holy Temple. Foreign domination and subterfuge, internal wrangling, complicity and conspiracy of silence… we are fighting the very same battle for the Holy Temple today. It all goes hand in hand with the Torah portions of the book of Vayikra, as the profound and timeless truth of the Temple offerings peeks out at us from behind the latticework, like the hidden presence of G-d in the Purim story. This confluence between the highly misunderstood subject of the korbonot and the inner truth of the Purim story are fused together in this week’s unique edition of Temple Talk.