Just in Time for Chanukah:
Holy Temple Myth Busters: Part I - Introduction
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How Many More? It is time to build!
www.IsraelNationalNews.com: In the run up to the 2,849th annual
commemoration of the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem (Tisha B'Av), the
Temple Institute has released a video proposing the rebuilding of the third
The Temple Institute is dedicated to doing everything possible
to build the third Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount. They have published tens
of volumes and recreated over 70 sacred vessels for use in the third Temple.
The video uses the metaphor of a glass, which is broken as
part of the Jewish wedding ceremony, to signify that the celebration is
incomplete so long as the Temple isn't rebuilt.
Rabbi Chaim Richman, International Director of the Temple
Institute, commented: "Everyone that has ever attended a Jewish wedding knows
that we break a glass, but how many internalize the message. The broken glass
isn't supposed to let guests know when to shout 'mazal tov,' on the contrary it
is a catalyst to move people into a new level of consciousness that fuses
mourning with celebration - giving hope for a time in which we will finally
rebuild the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. Every single bridegroom announces the
proclamation that he and his future household will not forget Jerusalem, because
it is incumbent on everyone of us, at all times to prepare for the rebuilding of
the Holy Temple. With the work of the Temple Institute over the last three
decades, preparation for the Temple is no longer a dream, it's a reality, in
which everyone can play a part."
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Time in Jerusalem:
May it be Your will, Hashem our G-d and G-d of our fathers, that You help us
build Your Holy Temple speedily and in our days, and grant us our share in Your Torah. And
there we will serve You with reverence, as in the days of old and as in former
years. Then the offerings of Yehudah and Yerushalayim will be pleasing to Hashem
as in the days of old and as in former years. AMEIN!
to Torah Learning
"Ben Bag Bag says: 'Delve in it [the Torah] and continue to delve in it
[the Torah] for everything is in it; look deeply into it; grow old and gray over
it, and do not stir from it, for you can have no better portion than it.' Ben
Hei Hei says: 'The reward is in proportion to the exertion.'"
Baruch HaBa - Welcome
In the spirit of our father Avraham, we wish to welcome you to this site
dedicated to Torah Learning for All People.
What is Torah?
Strictly speaking Torah is the Five Books of Moses. In a larger sense the term
also includes the entire TaNaCh (Torah, Nevi'im, Chetuvim or Five Books of
Moses, the Prophets, and the Writings of the Jewish Bible). In the Jewish sense
Torah includes the Torah she'Bichtav (written Torah) and the Torah
she'be'al Peh (oral Torah consisting of the teachings of the Jewish Sages)
Jewish thought does not separate the two. In order to understand the written,
one must also know the oral. In a very real sense Torah continues to be revealed
to us today in the Torah teaching of ancient and contemporary Jewish Sages.
But the Torah is much more than a dry description of it's documents: "It
is a tree of life for those who grasp it..." Mishlei/Proverbs 3:18
"The Torah of Hashem is perfect, restoring the soul..." Tehillim/Psalms
What does Torah mean?
It is unfortunate that the majority of English translations of the Bible
translate the Holy Torah as "law." Torah means much more than
"law." Most Hebrew speakers know that the root meaning of Torah is
"teaching," but the insight of Rav S. R. Hirsch into the Hebrew root
gives us a much more valuable picture:
According to Rabbi S.R. Hirsch's commentaries, the root of Torah
תורה in Hebrew is hei-resh-hei הרה
meaning: 1) conceiving; becoming pregnant, 2) teaching; implanting seeds of
knowledge, 3) parent, 4) source of instruction.
But the bottom line according to Rav Natan T. Lopes Cardozo is that Torah
"is nothing less than the voice of G-d communicating His Will to
mankind..." The Written and Oral Torah by
Rabbi Natan T. Lopes
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