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THE HOLY TEMPLE! WILL IT CHANGE YOUR LIFE?

 

We recently took to the streets of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv and asked the question: "What would building the Holy Temple mean to you?" We asked Israelis and tourists alike: men, women, older people and younger, religious and not religious, and were amazed at their answers. Everyone took time to think, to take a deep breath, and to answer us honestly, some with great hope and anticipation, some with skepticism and trepidation, but all with sincerity and heart.

And now we are asking you:

"What would building the Holy Temple mean to you?"
"If you woke up tomorrow and the Holy Temple was built, how would it change your life?"
"Will it bring peace to the world?"

Tell us your thoughts!#bethechange

 

 

 

RED HEIFER UPDATE, MARCH 2022!
Over the past six months the Temple Institute has greatly expanded its efforts to raise a red heifer in Israel whose ashes can be used to achieve the highest level of biblical purity which will enable kohanim and ordinary Jews to enter into the areas on the Temple Mount where the inner Temple courtyards and the Temple Sanctuary are located, a prerequisite for the renewal of the Divine service in the Holy Temple.
More details cannot currently be disclosed for operational reasons. Suffice it to say that the current efforts are international in scope. We hope to be able to share more information in the near future as progress is made.

 

Learn more about the red heifer!

 

TEMPLE TALK RADIO: A 9TH OF AV LIKE NO OTHER!

THE GREAT PRIVILEGE OF LIVING IN THE LAND OF ISRAEL!

BUILDING THE HOLY TEMPLE WITH EVERY FOOTSTEP TAKEN ON THE TEMPLE MOUNT!

 

On Tish'a b'Av 2,200 Jews had the privilege to do what Moshe pleaded with G-d to do, but was denied: to set foot on "this good mountain and the Lebanon," the Temple Mount! Nothing speaks the future Holy Temple like being on and praying on the Temple Mount. This coming Thursday evening - Tu b'Av - one of two happiest days on the Hebrew calendar!

Temple Talk is now on Spotify & Deezer!

 

WEEKLY TORAH STUDY: VA'ETCHANAN/ואתחנן

 

"Hear, O Israel: HaShem is our G-d; HaShem is one!" Or, as put elsewhere in this week's reading, "know that HaShem He is G-d; there is none else besides Him." Or, as stated a third time in this week's reading, no less emphatically, "You shall not have the gods of others in My presence." There is One G-d, and One G-d only. Ancient man often imagined powerful gods dwelling in phenomena all around them. Is modern man so different?

Va'etchanan (Deuteronomy 3:23 - 7:11)
Parashat Va'etchanan is read on Shabbat:
Av 16, 5782/August 13, 2022

Weekly Torah Study is now on Spotify & Deezer!

BLUE, PURPLE & CRIMSON: THE COLORS OF THE TABERNACLE!

 

In the book of Exodus we read of the building of the desert Tabernacle, the Sanctuary in which G-d will dwell amongst His people. We learn of the beautiful fabric dyed sky blue and royal purple and crimson red. We learn that the Israelites, inspired by G-d with wisdom, understanding and knowledge, produced these colors. But Torah doesn't reveal the secret, how? In our day these ancient, long forgotten arts and sciences have been rediscovered here in Israel. Enjoy this glimpse into the fascinating renaissance of biblical dye-making, filmed in the re-established town of Shiloh, at the site of the ancient Tabernacle.

 

JUDITH ABRAHAMS, THE MASTER WEAVER WHO WOVE THE HIGH PRIEST'S ROBE

 

Judith Abrahams is a master weaver who was commissioned by the Temple Institute to weave the me'il techelet - the all blue tunic of the Kohen Gadol (High Priest), which can be seen at the Institute's Jerusalem exhibition. In this beautiful documentary, which was filmed by Graham and Ronit Humberstone in 2020, Judith shares her personal journey and enlightens us with her passion for weaving which has led her to study traditional Navajo weaving with the Navajo Nation in New Mexico, and then, employing the "chochmat lev - wisdom of the heart" (Exodus 35:25) that she accrued, to weave the High Priest's robe. Judith now sets her sights on weaving the Parochet, the massive curtain which separated the Temple Sanctuary (Kodesh) from the Kodesh HaKodeshim (the Holy of Holies). The Temple Institute thanks Graham and Ronit for allowing us to present their video on our YouTube channel, in order to share Judith's story with a wide audience. And, of course, great thanks and appreciation to Judith Abrahams, for blessing us with her talents and her inspiration.

"And all the skilled (chochmat lev) women spun with their own hands, and brought what they had spun, in blue, purple, and crimson yarns, and in fine linen. And all the women who excelled in that skill spun the goats’ hair." Exodus 35:25-26)

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