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HONORING MAIMONIDES' ASCENT TO THE TEMPLE MOUNT

 

On Marcheshvan 6, (October 12th), many Jews ascended the Temple Mount to honor and celebrate the 856th anniversary of Maimonides' historic ascent to the Mount, where he prayed at the "Great and Holy House." Maimonides, in his work, Hilchot Beit HaBechira (Laws of the Chosen House), chapter 7, relates in detail the rules and regulations for performing the positive commandment of Mora Mikdash - showing reverence to G-d in the place of His Holy Temple - which Maimonides explains, applies even today, as "Even though, the Temple is now in ruin because of our sins, a person must hold its [site] in awe, as one would regard it when it was standing."

Today, more and more Jews are following Maimonides lead and ascending the Temple Mount and praying, just as Maimonides did, in the "Great and Holy House" - the Temple Mount, place of the Holy Temple!

 

TEMPLE TALK: YITRO AND THE JOY OF REVELATION!

G-D'S BIG DAY FOR THE BENEFIT OF MAN!

G-D'S LOVE & IRREPRESSIBLE PRESENCE!

 

Yitro, Moshe's father-in-law, rejoices in discovering G-d's Oneness, and Torah rewards him by naming the parasha of the Ten Commandments in his name. Why is G-d so wrapped up in presenting Israel with an unprecedented show of lightning and thunder, and shaking and smoke, the sounding of horns and the impossible mixing of the senses? Couldn't He have conveyed the Ten Commandments in a much more restrained and sedate manner?

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WEEKLY TORAH STUDY: BESHALACH/בשלח

 

Complaints, complaints, complaints! All these Israelites seem to do is complain! But don't we all? G-d solves, swiftly, graciously and generously every single problem the Israelites encounter, one after another. But still they complain. And still we complain, day after day, even though complaining never solves a problem. It just seems to be our nature. "Is HaShem in our midst or not?" the grumbling Israelites ask. The answer may be the source of their and our complaining natures.

Beshalach (Exodus 13:17 - 17:16)
Parashat Beshalach is read on Shabbat:
Shevat 13, 5782/January 17, 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEMPLE JAM: JEWISH PRAYER ON THE TEMPLE MOUNT, PT. 2

 

In this week's Jam session Abba Horowitz & Yitzchak Reuven continue to discuss the hot topic of Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount. Why is Jewish prayer on the Mount so important and why are so many people afraid of Jewish prayer on the Mount? Why does the Israeli government drag its feet and deny Jewish citizens of the one Jewish state their Jewish and legal right to pray freely, audibly and openly on the Temple Mount? Be prepared for a heated discussion between Abba & Yitzchak!

Part of our Temple Jam mission is to try to answer our listener's questions. If you have questions about the Holy Temple, please send them in, and we will do our best to answer!

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RED HEIFER UPDATE, MARCH 1, 2021

 

Raising a perfect red heifer, fit and kosher to be used for the Torah required ashes of the red heifer necessary for achieving the highest level of ritual purity is a challenge! Even a few non-red hairs disqualifies a red heifer candidate. But the Temple Institute is determined to produce the first red heifer ashes in over 2000 years. This update of the status of our current red heifer candidates was timed to coincide with Shabbat Parashat Para - the next to last Shabbat of the month of Adar on which we read Numbers, chapter 19, which details the laws of the red heifer.

Learn more about the red heifer!

 

 

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