This week features:
The Battle for the Soul of Israel
To Force the Moment to its Crisis: The Cease-fire and Lessons of Tammuz 17
As Israel observes the Fast of Tammuz 17th, commemorating the breach in Jerusalem’s walls and the beginning of the annual three week period of national mourning for the Holy Temple, this week’s edition of Temple Talk takes a look at the relevance and message of this day in our time, especially against the backdrop of over 1,000 rockets that have thus far been launched against Israel, and operation “Protective Edge” being waged against the Hamas terrorists. This week’s Torah portion of parashat Matot has a lot to teach us about why – and for whom – Israel goes out to battle.
Note: This show was recorded during the short-lived cease-fire between Israel and the terrorist organization Hamas.