This week features:
Genesis & the Big Bang of Faith
A New Year of Work Toward the Holy Temple Begins!
It is a new year and a new dawn as Rabbi Chaim Richman and Yitzchak Reuven emerge from their Sukkot strongholds and replant their feet in the newly created (again) world of the opening chapters of Genesis. But no sooner do they re-acclimate to “In the beginning, version 5775” then the blessed rains that fell in Israel on Sunday become the torrential flood of Noach’s day.
The beautiful world that G-d created quickly went awry due to man’s avarice and is still in need of fixing and that is exactly what is taking place today in the land of Israel. Growing interest in the Temple Mount and Holy Temple is transforming into Holy Temple fever as the Sukkot holiday witnesses hundreds of Jews ascending the Temple Mount in spite of severe restrictions and an unprecedented, first time in 2000 years reenactment of the traditional Sukkot Water Libation ceremony which was last celebrated in the Holy Temple. This time the ceremony began with the drawing of water by a kohen from the Shiloach spring and concluded by a model altar in Jerusalem’s old city Jewish quarter. But the more than 1000 spectators, the joy visible on their faces and the tears in their eyes was a resounding statement that the people of Israel are marching toward the Holy Temple. Start your 5775 the right way – with Rabbi Chaim Richman and Yitzchak Reuven on Temple Talk!