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Temple Activity

Both The Old Testament And The New Testament Offer Scriptural Support For The
Rebuilding Of The Temple.

Scriptural Support:

Old Testament:
Daniel's 70 Week Prophecy (Daniel 9:24-27) makes it clear that sacrificial offerings at the Temple will once again be in place during the Tribulation Period  (also known as the Time Of Jacob's Trouble).

The prophet Zechariah also mentions God's promise to have His house - the temple - rebuilt (Zech. 1:16, 6:12).

New Testament:
2 Thessalonians 2:4 reconfirms the existence of the Temple during the End Times, in fact reconfirming the Old Testament Dan. 9:24-27 prophecy where a false messiah will set himself up as ruler and then there will be "An Abomination Of Desolation" once again inside the temple.

Activity To Rebuild The Temple

8-20-2013 New School Opens To Teach Priests Proper Way to Conduct Temple Sacrifices:

One Step Closer to the Holy Temple: On the evening of Tuesday, August 20th, 2013, the 14th day of Elul, 5773, the Temple Institute, in cooperation with Mishmeret Kehunah (the Organization for the Renewal of the Priestly Shifts) and other Temple organizations inaugurated a new school dedicated to teaching Kohanim the 'lost' art of performing the daily Tamid service in the Holy Temple. That evening, for the first time since the destruction of the Holy Temple, a historic practice drill of the daily Tamid offering was reenacted by a group of contemporary kohanim-in-training.

Source: The Temple Institute daily email 8-30-2013. For more on this event please visit

2-4-2011 Blueprints And Computer Animation Released For San Hedrin:

On February 4th 2011 The Temple Institute released for public viewing a link to a video on you tube. The video contains a glimpse of blueprints along with a computer animation of what the Sanhedrin Chamber of Hewn Stone would look like.

The video clip can be seen by pasting the link below in your web browser.

Source: The Temple Institute:

10-12-2009 Preparing For Service In The Rebuilt Temple:

Jews in the town of Mitzpe Yericho are taking practical steps to prepare for the rebuilding of the Temple in Jerusalem, by preparing descendents of Cohanim (priests) and Levite's for service. At the Mitzpe Yericho school, Temple priest hopefuls learn exactly how to conduct the daily Temple service and offer the required sacrifices.

Today is really a historical event for the Jewish people,” organizer Levi Chazan said as another part of the school was completed. “It is the beginning of the work for the Third Temple.”

The school will include an exact replica of the Temple. The latest addition to the replica was the area in which priests offered wine and water libations. The water offering was traditionally given on the Sukkot holiday, which was celebrated last week.

Source: Arutz Sheva ( 10-12-2009 ISRAEINN TV STAFF

For a limited time a video news clip on this matter is available le at

8-8-2009 World’s Largest Temple Model Inaugurated Next To Temple Mount:

The world's largest model of the Holy Temple was inaugurated Wednesday only a few hundred meters away from the Temple Mount, the site where the Temple existed up until 70 CE. The model,built at a scale of 1:60, was built by Michael Osanis for the Aish HaTorah Yeshiva in Jerusalem's old city, and is displayed on the roof of its new museum, which at seven stories above the Western Wall plaza has a breathtaking view of the Temple Mount.

Source: ( by Yehudah Lev Kay

7-30-2009 Construction Started On The Temple Altar:

During Thursday's (July 30-2009) ceremony, which took place in Mitzpe Yericho just east of Jerusalem, the Temple Institute laid the cornerstone for the altar and demonstrated how tar will be used to cement the stones together. The Institute plans on bringing the altar to its proper place on the Temple Mount when the Temple is rebuilt.

Source: Israel National News

6-22-2009 New Temple Along Side Of Dome Of The Rock?

A new Jewish interfaith group has launched a project to diffuse religious strife by showing that the end of times vision of the Jewish people, a temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, could be fulfilled without destroying the Islamic Dome of the Rock. Yoav Frankel, director of the initiative, believes that the Jewish temple can be built alongside the Dome of the Rock and this would transform the Temple Mount from a place of contention to a place of worship shared by Jews, Moslems, and Christians.

Source: Prophecy Today with Jimmy DeYoung 6-22-2009

6-4-2009 Golden Frankincense Vessels:

Two Golden Frankincense VesslesThis week (6-4-2009) the Temple Institute unveiled its latest achievement in its efforts to prepare Israel and the world for the rebuilding of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem: Two golden frankincense vessels have been created. The two vessels, known in Hebrew as bezichin, are described in Exodus 25:29, where they are translated in English as "spoons." Their purpose is further described in Leviticus 24:5-7: "And you shall take fine flour and bake it [into] twelve loaves. Each loaf shall be [made from] two tenths [of an ephah of flour]. And you place them in two stacks, six in each stack, upon the pure table, before HaShem. And you shall place pure frankincense alongside each stack, and it shall be a reminder for the bread, a fire offering to HaShem." The bezichin are the vessels into which the frankincense was placed and then set upon the table of the showbread. These two small implements, (each of the new vessels is made from 150 grams of 14 carat gold), play an essential role in the showbread service which took place in the Kodesh Sanctuary of the Holy Temple.

For more on this please read

Source: The Temple Institute 6/4/2009

10-16-08 New Temple Vessel (Kiyor HaNechoshet) Serves 12 Priests At Once:

The Hakhel ceremony also featured the unveiling of the just-completed Kiyor HaNechoshet, the water source to be used for washing by the Priests several times a day. Built to replicate the Kiyor used in the Holy Temple, it is about nine feet high, weighs two tons, and is made mostly of copper. It comes complete with a computerized system that enables heated water to be used on weekdays, and non-heated water on Sabbaths and festivals, when heating the water is not permitted. Twelve priests can wash their hands and feet at once; each one presses one of two buttons to indicate whether he wants a large amount of water, such as after completing preparing an animal offering, or a small amount to merely purify his hands and feet.

The kiyor was built by Moshe Buchbut, a budding Torah scholar and a member of the family that owns Buchbut Metal Industries in the city of Akko (Acre). He repeated his explanations countless times to the many excited visitors who asked how he built it and how it works. The Buchbut's decided to build the kiyor during the Second Lebanon War. "From the moment we made the decision," a family spokesman said, "we have been blessed, both in terms of Katyushas that seemed to stop hitting us during the war, and financially."

The actual faucets are expected to be installed in the coming weeks. The kiyor is now standing in a plaza in the Jewish Quarter, and is expected to be placed inside a protective glass container, as is the Temple Institute's Menorah. It had been hoped that the kiyor would be placed in the Western Wall Plaza, but this will apparently not occur in the near future.

A short film describing the Simchat Beit HaShoevah water pouring festival - a mainstay of the Sukkot ceremonies in the Holy Temple - was also screened. The film was prepared, as were the Temple vessels and clothing, by the Temple Institute.

Not Consecrated
Rabbi Glick explained that though the vessels were prepared in fulfillment of the Biblical commandment to fashion them - "we even recited the blessing 'He Who has sanctified us with His commandments and commanded us to fashion the tzitz [Priestly headplate],' for instance" - the vessels have not been consecrated to the Holy Temple and may therefore be used for other purposes, such as education.

Source: Arutz Sheva ( by Hillel Fendel.

7/8/2008 Future Temple Jewish Priests Get Fitted For Holy Garments:

As the Jewish People continue their national return to their ancestral homeland, tailors at the Temple Institute in Jerusalem’s Old City began taking measurements of Kohanim (the priestly tribe designated to run the Temple services) earlier this month in anticipation of an even bigger event -- the dedication of the Third Temple.

Yehuda Glick, director of the Temple Institute, presided over the first-ever fitting of Kohanim for their priestly garments. “Today, in this room, Kohanim are being measured for the first time in 2,000 years for the type of garments they will be wearing in the rebuilt Temple," announced Glick to an audience of rabbis, reporters and cameramen on hand to witness the historic event.

The garments of the Kohanim are described in great detail in the Torah. While scale models of the future Temple can be seen in shop windows and the clothes of the Priesthood can be seen hanging on mannequins, the event marked the first time since the destruction of the Second Temple that real-life Kohanim have been measured for the clothing of their holy work in the Temple.

Source: Arutz Sheva ( by Ze'ev Ben-Yechiel

12/10/2007 Temple Menorah Ready:

New Temple MenorahOn the seventh night of Chanukah, (Tevet 2/December 10), The Temple Institute hosted a gala dedication ceremony honoring the golden menorah in its new, (temporary), location overlooking the Temple Mount. The proceedings began, appropriately, at the Wohl Herodian Museum, an actual archaeological restoration of a second Temple priest's residence, where, following evening prayer, Rabbi Yisrael Ariel, head of the Temple Institute lit the chanukia, and Mica Harrari performed briefly on the King David's Lyre, a recent addition to the Institute's collection of Temple vessels and musical instruments.

Source: Temple Institute. For more on this check out

12/1/2007 Temple High Priest Crown Ready.

High Priest CrownThe Tzitz, the Golden Crown of the High Priest, fashioned by the craftsmen of the Temple Institute, and ready to be worn by the High Priest in the Holy Temple, has just been completed: For a limited time a video is available. See The Video The tzitz is made of pure gold, was fashioned over the course of a more than a year by the craftsmen of the Temple Institute, and is ready to be worn by the High Priest in the rebuilt Holy Temple in Jerusalem. The words "Holy for G-d" are engraved on the headplate, in accordance with Exodus 28:36.

October 21, 2007 Priestly Blessing Recited:

A historic first: Last week, during a special visit to the Temple Mount, the Priestly Blessing (Numbers 6:24-26) was recited there,The special visit was held to commemorate the 842nd anniversary of Maimonides's famous visit to the Temple Mount, Judaism's holiest site. Rabbi Chaim Richman, one of the organizers of the trip, said, This was probably the first time since the destruction of the Temple [1,928 years ago] that the Priestly Blessing was delivered on our holiest site.

Source: Arutz Sheva (10-21-2007)

April 16, 2006 Omer Harvest Carried To Temple Mount:

omer-1On April 16, 2006 the Temple Mount and Land of Israel Faithful Movement marched to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, carrying with them the "Omer" harvest to the Temple Mount. After 1936 years since the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem G-d of Israel again saw His children, the children of Israel, marching to His holy mountain carrying with them the "Omer" to bring it to Him as an offering.

December 14, 2005 Blue Robe Created For High Priest:

Blue RobeThe techelel (azure blue) Blue Robe to be worn by the next High Priest of Israel will be going on display in the city of Jerusalem. The Temple Institute in Jerusalem has been diligently working on the implements and vestments for the future Temple, and will be unveiling their newest accomplishment on Wednesday, December 14, 2005. The blue coat sports 72 golden bells alternating with 72 pomegranates attached around the hem, woven of blue, purple, and scarlet wool. The robe will join the already completed ephod and choshen (breastplate). The commandment to create the robe is found in Exodus 28:31-35.

Source: Israel my Glory publication of Friends of Israel Ministries.


June 6th 2005 (28 Iyar 5765 Jerusalem Day)

The Sanhedrin's Decision Regarding the Holy Temple, the Temple Mount, and Jerusalem

The Sanhedrin calls upon all groups who work in the area of Temple and Temple Mount-related research and activity, to begin to prepare detailed architectural plans for the construction of the Holy Temple, towards the goal of its establishment in its proper place.

The Sanhedrin will establish a forum of architects and engineers whose goal will be to implement this decision, so that detailed working plans are effectively brought to an operational stage.

The Sanhedrin calls upon the Jewish people to contribute towards the acquisition of materials for the purpose of rebuilding the Holy Temple; the gathering and preparation of prefabricated, disassembled portions of this building to be stored and ready for rapid assembly, in the manner of King David. These contributions will be consider "chulin," i.e., non-sacred, for the purpose of the planning and construction of the Temple.


Prof. Hillel Weiss
R. Chaim Richman
Spokesmen for the Sanhedrin

Organizations That Show Interest In Rebuilding The Temple Include:

The Temple Institute:

P.O.BOX 31876
Jerusalem, Israel 97500
Web Site:

The Temple Institute has already made many of the items needed for the return to day to day operations of the next temple.

The Temple Mount And Land Of Israel Faithful Movement:

P.O.Box 18325
91182 Jerusalem, Israel
Tel: +972(2)625-1222 Tel/Fax: +972(2)625-1113
Web Site:



See what's going on right now with this Temple Mount Live Web Camera View.

There is a tradition found in Mishnah Torah: Hilchot Melachim (Laws Concerning Kings), that the Messiah Himself will oversee the rebuilding of the Temple. If this occurs it will probably be the rebuilding of the temple that is damaged or destroyed during the tribulation period, possible during the Battle of Armageddon.

Zechariah 6:12-13 also supports the idea behind the Messiah rebuilding a temple during His rule as King of all Kings here on earth.

After the first temple was built on its predetermined site on Mt. Moriah (Temple Mount) in Jerusalem, that site is the exclusive location for the sanctuary and the offering of sacrifices.(1)

The following prayer from the Amidah calling for the temple to be rebuilt so sacrifices can resume is said daily by orthodox Jews:

"Be favorable, Hashem, our God, toward Your people Israel and their prayer and restore the service to the Holy of Holies of Your Temple."(2)

Articles of Interest Include:


1). Mashiach: The Principle of Mashiach and the Messianic Era in Jewish Law and Tradition by Jacob Immanuel Schochet p.75
(Quoting Megilah 10a; and Zevachim 112b.)

2). The Complete Artscroll Siddur p.111

Prophecy Today with Jimmy DeYoung Miscellaneous Notes.

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