This week features:
President Rivlin and Parashat Bamidbar
Hard-Hitting Straight Talk About Israel’s National ‘Symbols,’ and Israel’s National Purpose
This week in the Land of Israel, we begin to read the book of Numbers, which opens with the awesome iconography of Israel’s encampment in the desert around the tabernacle, each family, each tribe with its flag. In the light of the lessons of this week’s Torah portion and the upcoming celebration of Jerusalem Day – marking 49 years to the liberation of the holy city, this week’s hard-hitting edition of Temple Talk finds Yitzchak Reuven and Rabbi Richman asking a tough question – and demanding an answer: Is Israel To Be a Country For All its Citizens, or the Divinely-Appointed Land of Jewish Purpose and Destiny?