This week features:
Welcoming the Dark Days of Tevet: Anger Management
Israel’s ‘Disproportionate’ Response to Terror Attacks: The World Cannot Forgive Israel for Surviving
As we welcome the new month of Tevet, with its long and dark nights, in this week’s Torah portion of Vayigash, Yosef and his brothers welcome each other back into their lives in a grand reconciliation. The family’s unification, however, ultimately leads to Israel’s bondage and exile in Egypt. But it’s all part of a Divine plan. Tune in to this week’s edition of Temple Talk as Yitzchak Reuven and Rabbi Chaim Richman discuss the confluence of the month of Tevet, with its subtle themes of self-awareness and Temple consciousness, the awesome, eternally-significant iconography of Yosef’s reconciliation with his brothers, and the unabated spate of terror attacks in Israel. Where does all this fit in with the story of our lives, and Israel’s seemingly-perpetual struggle for survival?