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Man & Beast: Time, space & transcendence

Man & Beast: Time, space & transcendence

Trying to wrap our brains around the breadth and beauty of the Temple offerings.Yitzchak Reuven, 3/19/2021, 12:21 AM
All together now: Build for me a sanctuary!

All together now: Build for me a sanctuary!

Making a house for G-d with wisdom, with insight, and with knowledge.Yitzchak Reuven, 3/11/2021, 6:58 AM
The Red Heifer, Purity & Passover

The Red Heifer, Purity & Passover

Tablets engraved by the finger of G-d and a man-made disaster called the Golden Calf.Yitzchak Reuven, 3/3/2021, 6:57 AM
Putting our faith to the test on Purim

Putting our faith to the test on Purim

Do the clothes make the man or does the man make the clothes?Yitzchak Reuven, 2/24/2021, 1:51 AM
Why does G-d need man to make for Him a home in the world?

Why does G-d need man to make for Him a home in the world?

The great privilege and responsibility of making a place for G-d in our lives.Yitzchak Reuven, 2/18/2021, 6:58 AM
Civil law: This is how the basis for the Israeli nation was built

Civil law: This is how the basis for the Israeli nation was built

Why civil law is the first thing G-d teaches Moshe at Sinai.Yitzchak Reuven, 2/10/2021, 6:58 AM
G-d proposes a long-term relationship with Israel

G-d proposes a long-term relationship with Israel

The unifying joy of Yitro at the oneness of G-d.Yitzchak Reuven, 2/4/2021, 1:46 AM
When Israel takes its first baby steps as a nation

When Israel takes its first baby steps as a nation

An important lesson in how to understand making a livelihood and trusting in Hashem.Yitzchak Reuven, 1/28/2021, 5:08 AM
The keys for Israel's future

The keys for Israel's future

The self-inflicted folly of Pharaoh, the king of ancient Egypt, and the connection to our reality.Yitzchak Reuven, 1/20/2021, 6:59 AM
True leader - the right man for the job

True leader - the right man for the job

A leading leader never looks back and never gives up. This is how Moshe Rabbeinu behaved.Yitzchak Reuven, 1/14/2021, 4:30 AM
The midwives who gave birth to a nation

The midwives who gave birth to a nation

From the Nile to the burning bush and back again: Loving brothers of one another.Yitzchak Reuven, 1/6/2021, 12:50 AM
The European Union is killing Jewish life in Europe

The European Union is killing Jewish life in Europe

Europe's ancient hatred of the Jews takes a new twist as the EU bans kosher slaughter.Yitzchak Reuven, 12/30/2020, 6:21 AM
Taking the oath of being our brother's keeper

Taking the oath of being our brother's keeper

What does mutual responsibility for one another's well being mean today in Israel?Yitzchak Reuven, 12/24/2020, 12:17 AM
Take in the great light of Hanukkah & share it with the world

Take in the great light of Hanukkah & share it with the world

Zot Hanukkah - Lighting up the night.Yitzchak Reuven, 12/16/2020, 5:29 AM
Fighting for truth and against a global mono-society

Fighting for truth and against a global mono-society

"It is my brothers that I seek": Creating brotherly love where there was none.Yitzchak Reuven, 12/10/2020, 6:08 AM
Preparing for war, reconciliation and praying to G-d

Preparing for war, reconciliation and praying to G-d

Wrestling with an angel: Yaakov all alone and the hidden lights of Hanukkah.Yitzchak Reuven, 12/2/2020, 4:15 PM
Deep in love and searching for unique qualities

Deep in love and searching for unique qualities

From birthrights to blessings: Who wants them and who deserves them?Yitzchak Reuven, 11/19/2020, 2:19 AM
The Middle East legacy of President Trump

The Middle East legacy of President Trump

Plus the holiday of Sigd - a sign that the Temple will soon be rebuilt?Yitzchak Reuven, 11/12/2020, 12:42 AM
America chose a President? in G-d we trust

America chose a President? in G-d we trust

A friendship built on unfaltering trust, relentless faith & pure love.Yitzchak Reuven, 11/5/2020, 3:24 AM
An exciting time to be on the Temple Mount

An exciting time to be on the Temple Mount

The game changer in G-d's world.Yitzchak Reuven, 10/30/2020, 6:50 AM
Are we our brother's keepers? A question for the ages

Are we our brother's keepers? A question for the ages

Noach, righteous & pure, built an ark and built an altar.Yitzchak Reuven, 10/22/2020, 1:35 AM
The reason for creation that science will never know

The reason for creation that science will never know

Man is G-d's chosen partner to share the blessing of creation.Yitzchak Reuven, 10/15/2020, 5:22 AM
No time to sleep on the busiest holiday of the year

No time to sleep on the busiest holiday of the year

Concluding and starting all over again on Simchat Torah.Yitzchak Reuven, 10/9/2020, 1:04 AM
Our slate wiped clean and way beyond time

Our slate wiped clean and way beyond time

Transitioning from Yom Kippur to the joy of Sukkot, despite the coronavirus.Yitzchak Reuven, 10/1/2020, 2:13 AM
A new dawn awaits us on the Temple Mount

A new dawn awaits us on the Temple Mount

Countdown to the birth of man & the opportunity for renewal.Yitzchak Reuven, 9/17/2020, 1:10 AM
Rosh Hashanah is the annual spiritual reboot

Rosh Hashanah is the annual spiritual reboot

The primordial of the Shofar: Standing upright before G-d, our King & creator.Yitzchak Reuven, 9/10/2020, 6:56 AM
Facing life's challenges with gratitude and joy

Facing life's challenges with gratitude and joy

The Holy Temple, Rosh Hashanah, and the chance to replant ourselves in the Garden of Eden.Yitzchak Reuven, 9/3/2020, 3:21 AM
Conquering our inner foes and freeing our spirits

Conquering our inner foes and freeing our spirits

Fighting Amalek to the end of days.Yitzchak Reuven, 8/27/2020, 4:07 AM
Justice & Jewish rights on the Temple Mount

Justice & Jewish rights on the Temple Mount

Israel shakes hands with the United Arab Emirates.Yitzchak Reuven, 8/21/2020, 2:07 AM
God looks at us as His children

God looks at us as His children

Seeing eye-to-eye with G-d in His chosen place: We are the children of HaShem.Yitzchak Reuven, 8/14/2020, 3:40 AM
What a great day for rebuilding the Holy Temple

What a great day for rebuilding the Holy Temple

Every commandment, just like every soul, is important to HaShem.Yitzchak Reuven, 8/7/2020, 3:37 PM
Tisha B'Av: Is our heart into mourning, or is our heart into building?

Tisha B'Av: Is our heart into mourning, or is our heart into building?

Truth, love and peace are the gifts of the Holy Temple for all mankind.Yitzchak Reuven, 7/29/2020, 3:20 AM
Time to focus on & build the Holy Temple

Time to focus on & build the Holy Temple

The message of the month of Av: Our potential for good.Yitzchak Reuven, 7/23/2020, 5:15 AM
Focusing on the Holy Temple and getting ready to rebuild

Focusing on the Holy Temple and getting ready to rebuild

The peril of lingering outside the Land of IsraelYitzchak Reuven, 7/16/2020, 6:48 AM
Societal meltdown and the need for a shake up call

Societal meltdown and the need for a shake up call

Finding the right man, in the right place at the right time.Yitzchak Reuven, 7/8/2020, 3:24 AM
Modesty & respect are a nation's true first line of defense

Modesty & respect are a nation's true first line of defense

Heathen prophet, gun for hire, and the origin of the anti-Israel crowd.Yitzchak Reuven, 7/3/2020, 3:18 PM
Exploring the mystery of the Red Heifer

Exploring the mystery of the Red Heifer

What can we learn from the Red Heifer about life and death, and our place in God's world?Yitzchak Reuven, 6/26/2020, 2:25 PM
How evil talk corrodes one's own being

How evil talk corrodes one's own being

Swinging wildly from a lack of nerve to a whole lotta nerve.Yitzchak Reuven, 6/18/2020, 6:58 AM
When the deadly pandemic hit the people of Israel

When the deadly pandemic hit the people of Israel

From grapes to grasshoppers: What the 12 Spies saw.Yitzchak Reuven, 6/12/2020, 3:52 AM
As Jews again ascend to Temple Mount, America descends into chaos

As Jews again ascend to Temple Mount, America descends into chaos

Israel begins its journey to the Promised Land: What became of Jethro, Moshe's father-in-law, and who are his children today?Yitzchak Reuven, 6/5/2020, 3:43 AM
Jerusalem of Gold and the unmitigated nerve of Israel's Judges

Jerusalem of Gold and the unmitigated nerve of Israel's Judges

What did the olim on Operation Solomon know that our judges ignore?Yitzchak Reuven, 5/27/2020, 6:56 AM
Longing to return to the Temple Mount

Longing to return to the Temple Mount

53 years since the liberation and reunification of Jerusalem.Yitzchak Reuven, 5/21/2020, 5:30 AM
The strength of the Land of Israel against the coronavirus

The strength of the Land of Israel against the coronavirus

The living, breathing land of Israel is part of serving G-d and bringing His presence into our world.Yitzchak Reuven, 5/15/2020, 7:06 AM
The uniqueness of the Jewish people: When bigotry becomes positive

The uniqueness of the Jewish people: When bigotry becomes positive

The additional responsibilities of being Kohanim to a nation tasked with holiness.Yitzchak Reuven, 5/7/2020, 5:11 AM
How do we need to behave in order to make the land our own?

How do we need to behave in order to make the land our own?

From Zikaron to Atzmaut - Days of Remembrance & Celebration.Yitzchak Reuven, 4/29/2020, 6:56 AM
The art of memory: Knowing where we came from and where we are going

The art of memory: Knowing where we came from and where we are going

What goes in is what comes out: Life lessons from the heart of Leviticus.Yitzchak Reuven, 4/23/2020, 11:55 PM
Passover in the time of coronavirus: Stay behind closed doors to be safe from the plague

Passover in the time of coronavirus: Stay behind closed doors to be safe from the plague

Jerusalem's pre-Passover hustle & bustle hushed as we wage war against coronavirus.Yitzchak Reuven, 4/2/2020, 3:55 AM
Coronavirus: An opportunity for reflection and a new beginning

Coronavirus: An opportunity for reflection and a new beginning

The first and finest month of Nisan: The best is yet to come.Yitzchak Reuven, 3/26/2020, 4:45 AM
Is there a message behind the coronavirus pandemic?

Is there a message behind the coronavirus pandemic?

Coronavirus and the need to bring HaShem into our world.Yitzchak Reuven, 3/19/2020, 6:30 AM
The art of Purim: Being intoxicated on G-d's presence in our world

The art of Purim: Being intoxicated on G-d's presence in our world

From the copper laver to the golden calf: A cosmic disconnect.Yitzchak Reuven, 3/10/2020, 2:13 AM
Election Day in Israel and remembering Amalek

Election Day in Israel and remembering Amalek

The essential ingredients of brotherhood and unity in building a Tabernacle.Yitzchak Reuven, 3/5/2020, 11:44 PM
Build for me a sanctuary: The sweetest words ever spoken

Build for me a sanctuary: The sweetest words ever spoken

An offering from every person whose heart inspires him to generosity.Yitzchak Reuven, 2/27/2020, 6:59 AM
Tsunami of commandments: how to connect to G-d?

Tsunami of commandments: how to connect to G-d?

A vision at the foot of Mount Sinai: Eat, drink, and be humble.Yitzchak Reuven, 2/21/2020, 1:12 AM
The deal of eternity of the Jewish nation

The deal of eternity of the Jewish nation

Making it to Sinai, united in heart, ready and willing to hear and do G-d's word.Yitzchak Reuven, 2/14/2020, 3:39 AM
What does the Deal of the Century mean to the eternal people?

What does the Deal of the Century mean to the eternal people?

Crossing the Sea of Reeds, yesterday and today.Yitzchak Reuven, 2/7/2020, 2:19 AM
How is the Exodus from Egypt an experience for all generations?

How is the Exodus from Egypt an experience for all generations?

Life lessons of the Egyptian exile and exodus for our time.Rabbi Chaim Richman and Yitzchak Reuven, 1/30/2020, 4:03 AM
The roots of Auschwitz in the killing fields of Pharaoh’s Egypt

The roots of Auschwitz in the killing fields of Pharaoh’s Egypt

The Ten Plagues and G-d’s message to the world: Denial is not just a river in Egypt.Rabbi Chaim Richman and Yitzchak Reuven, 1/23/2020, 5:07 AM