This week features:
The Month Of Iyar And The Building Of The Third Temple
Fear And Loathing On The Temple Mount: Rage Against The Dying Of The Light
As the nation of Israel prepares this week to welcome the new month of Iyar – called by the Torah ‘the month of Ziv’ – this week’s Torah portion of parashat Emor features the commandment of the counting of the Omer, the seven week period leading from Passover to the Festival of Shavuot. This new month of Iyar is characterized by the theme of healing, and it also marks the anniversary of the building of the First Temple by King Solomon. In this week’s edition of Temple Talk, Yitzchak Reuven and Rabbi Richman connect these eternal themes with the aspects of this coming month that have been miraculously revealed in our day… Israel Independence Day and Jerusalem Day… and clarify the relationship between the establishment of our beloved State of Israel with the rebuilding of the Third Temple. All this on the backdrop of the shocking, unprecedented violence, intimidation and incitement that has been taking place against Jews on the Temple Mount in recent weeks. When and how will it stop? When will we retake our holy mountain? If you are interested in the truth, this is the place to hear it!