After years of hard work and preparation, the rabbi charged with overseeing the red heifer claims that this Biblical commandment is on the verge of reappearing. Rabbi Azariah Ariel goes on record, explaining how the return of this ritual of purification will, and will not, change our lives.
Rabbi Yisrael Ariel recalls his invovlement in the IDF paratroopers’ battle to secure the Temple Mount during the Six Day War
Experts involved in bringing back the Temple service are convinced that should the opportunity to light the menorah and begin sacrifices suddenly present itself, all of the elements would be ready– perhaps even more so than they were for the Maccabees almost 2,000 years ago.
A spectacular video by the Temple Institute shows their ongoing project to create the architectural plans for the Third Temple.
As soon as Passover ended, entire families, men women and children, gathered in a field in the Negev to harvest barley that would be used the next day by priests to recreate the omer offering of barley. The barley was prepared according to Torah law and presented as a wave offering in Jerusalem by priests in a ceremony that closely resembled what was once seen every year in Solomon’s Temple.
Jews are required by the Torah to bring the Passover sacrifice today and failure to do so is one of the worst sins possible, asserted a respected rabbi and Temple expert.
Using rabbinic methodology, Rabbi Richman said that it is a Biblical commandment to build a Temple, as clearly stated in the Bible.
“The only obstacle preventing the Temple service today is the political issue. If that should suddenly change, as it very well could, we would be required to begin the Temple service immediately.”
The first job for the Kohanim proposed by the Institute will be to initiate the Red Heifer service, which is performed outside the Temple Mount.
Rabbi Louis is tuning up his harp in preparation, expecting the return of the Temple music very soon.