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Archive for ‍‍ Tevet / Shevat 5772 - January 2012

When Yaakov asks of Yosef  “Who are these?” it is not because his eyes are dim or that he does not know Yosef’s sons intimately. It is because in his prophetic mind’s eye he see the boys’ greatness in the future redemption of Israel, which is taking place today. His words are not a question but an exclamation of sublime joy and approval.

Vayechi (Genesis 47:28-50:26)
Parashat Vayechi is read on Shabbat:
Tevet 12, 5772/January 7, 2012

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Biblical Faith – with Shmuel “Sam” Peak

Chapter 6

Mishnah One (continues)

From a teaching by Rabbi Chaim of Volozhin, Ruach Chaim.

The world was created for the sake of the Torah and those that believe in it. As the Talmud explains HaShem created the world with a stipulation that the Jews had to accept the Torah. Otherwise the entire universe would revert to Tohu-Va-Vohu. Therefore the Zohar states that HaShem, the Torah and those that believe in it are One. The Midrash also expounds on this concept, HaShem calls the Jewish Nation, “My perfect Dove” (Song of Songs 5:2).

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Temple Talk is a weekly internet radio webcast with Rabbi Chaim Richman and Yitzchak Reuven of the Temple Institute.

This week features:

From Kislev to Tevet: Darkness on the Face of the Deep

Understanding the Cycles: Renewal and Destruction, Redemption and Exile

Rare Temple Mount FindThis week witnesses the headlong convergence of the dramatic conclusion of the book of B’reshith, with the cataclysmic events of the 8th, 9th and 10th days of the month of Tevet. How do we go from the joy of Chanuka’s Temple renewal, to the anguish of the fast of Tevet  commemorating the siege which led to the First Temple’s destruction, as well as the other tragic events that this dominate the psyche of this month? Join Yitzchak Reuven and Rabbi Richman as they discover that the secret to the Jewish people’s indefatigable nature is expressed by this very juxtaposition. The passing of the righteous Yosef, the conclusion of the book of Genesis, the portentous and foreboding translation of Torah into Greek… what is the common thread between all these? All this and more is explored in this week’s inspiring edition of Temple Talk.

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