Aceasta este o plimblare prin sanctuarul Templului Sfant unde sunt prezentate decenii de cercetare si zeci de solutii halachice inovatoare, la diverse probleme complicate. care au fost rezolvate pentru a crea planuri pe deplin functionale.si gata de utilizare. In timp ce turul vizual se roteste prin sanctuar, se poate vedea menora, altarul de tamaie, masa cu painile, toate acestea fiind deja pregatite de Institut, impreuna cu alte 70 de vase sfinte. Aceasta prezentare a fost lansata special ca sa coincida cu ziua nationala de doliu a evreilor care comemoreaza distrugerea primului si celui de-al doilea Templu.
Aceasta nu este o reprezentare virtuala. ci doar o portiune a unui plan foarte detaliat de arhitectura care a fost pregatit pentru constructia imediata a Templului Sfant. Planul include toti compenentii care vor fi folositi la cladire: marmura, piatra, ciment, lemn, materiale pentru pardosele, straturi de aur, etc.
Vederea de dinafara, prezinta deschizaturile, ferestrele, incaperile, sala de afara, Sanctuarul si Sfanta Sfintelor.
In prima faza ne indreptam spre intrarea salii. In timp ce continuam, ajungem la lanturile de aur care sunt descrise in Tractatul Midot, pe care tinerii preoti in curs de formare se urca ca sa poata vedea coroanele decorate care sunt asezate in ferestre unice deasupra intrarii in Sanctuar. Vizita continua in cele 38 de incaperi care inconjoara Sanctuarul. Usa se deschide si ne gasim in prima incapere. Ne intoarcem la stanga si intram in Sanctuar. Din partea dreapta vedem cele trei vase Sfinte ale Sanctuarului: altarul de aur, masa cu painile si menorah. Vedem de asemenea perdeaua care reprezinta doi cerubimi.
Aceasta perdea este de fapt o perdeaua dubla. care desparte zona Sfanta (Sanctuarul) si Sfanta Sfintelor. Privim inspre tavanul Sanctuarului, care are o inaltime de 40 de amoti. Aproape de tavan sunt „ferestrele inguste” (1 Imparati 6:4), care sunt indreptate din Templu spre exterior.
Intorcandu-ne, in spatele nostru, vedem usile Sanctuarului catre Est, care sunt deschise in fiecare dimineata de preoti, aratand cerul albastru al Ierusalimului la rasaritul soarelui.
Din Sanctuar, ne intoarcem din nou la incaperi si iesim la pasajele lungi cunoscute sub numele de „mesiba” Urcam scarile care duc la acoperisul incaperilor. Continuam sa umblam inconjurand Templul dinspre Nord si Vest, indreptandu-ne inspre Est.
La capatul pasajului se afla o scara speciala care este folosita pentru a se urca la nivelul superior. Acest nivel este un nivel inalt de sfintenie. Opinia noastra mentine ca acolo se intra o data la saptezeci de an (cu scopul de intretinere).
Pe scurt, aceasta este o cladire cu un plan foarte detaliat care lasa insa spatiu in continuare pentru inovatii ale profesionalistilor si mesterilor, care includ decorarea, incalzirea, electrica, etc. Potrivit deciziilor comitetului de directori, care va fi stabilit ca sa supravegheze constructia celui de-al Treilea Templu, care poate sa inceapa imediat.
VIDEO by The Temple Institute
Tisha b’Av: The Third Holy Temple Plans Have Begun
Tisha b’Av = Jewish holiday, the fast of the ninth of Av, a day commemorating the tragedies that have befallen the Jewish people.
This is a walk-through the main sanctuary of the Holy Temple, showcasing decades of research and tens of innovative Halachic solutions to various perplexing issues that were resolved to create fully functional, ready-to-use plans. As the visual tour sweeps through the sanctuary, one can see the menorah, incense altar and showbread table, all of which have already been prepared by the Institute, among 70 other sacred vessels. The presentation was specially released to coincide with the Ninth of Av, the Jewish national day of mourning which commemorates the destruction of the First and Second Temples.
This is not a ‘virtual’ representation, but a portion of a complete and highly detailed architectural plan which has been prepared for the immediate construction of the Holy Temple. The plan includes all of components that will be used in building: marble, stone, concrete, wood, flooring materials, overlay of gold, etc.
The external view presents the openings, windows, chambers, the outer hall, the Sanctuary and the Holy of Holies.
In the first stage we are moving through the hall’s entrance. As we continue we arrive at the golden chains described in Tractate Middot, which the young priests-in-training would climb in order to view the decorative crowns that were placed in unique windows above the entrance to the Sanctuary. The visit continues on to the 38 chambers that surrounded the Sanctuary. The door opens and we find ourselves within the first chamber. We turn left and enter into the Sanctuary. From the right we see the three major vessels of the Sanctuary: The golden altar, the table of the showbread, and the menorah. We also see the curtain with its depiction of the two cherubim.
This curtain is actually a double curtain, that separates between the Holy area (the Sanctuary), and the Holy of Holies. We look up to the ceiling of the Sanctuary, which reaches a height of 40 amot. Near the ceiling are the ‘narrowing windows’ (Kings I 6:4) which direct from the Temple outwards.
Turning behind us, we see the doors of the Sanctuary towards the east, as they are opened each morning by the priests, revealing the blue skies of Jerusalem at sunrise.
From the Sanctuary, we turn back to the chambers and go out to the long passageway known as the ‘mesiba.’ We ascend stairs that lead to the roof of the chambers. We continue moving, encircling the Temple from the north and west, afterwards turning east.
At the end of the passageway stands a special ladder that is used to ascend to the upper level. This level has a very high level of sanctity. One opinion maintains that it is only entered once in seventy years (for maintenance purposes).
In summary, this is a highly-detailed building plan which includes room for further innovation by professionals and craftsmen, including decoration, heating and electric etc. According to the decisions of the steering committee that will be established to oversee the construction of the Third Holy Temple, which can be begun immediately.
The video comes one year after the Temple Institute appealed to its supporters to take part in an Indiegogo crowd funding campaign that raised over $100,000 for the architectural plans. The video was first released to supporters of a current campaign to raise the first kosher Red Heifer in Israel in over 2,000 years. Over the past five years, the organization has released its most ambitious campaigns and poignant videos to reframe the mourning period into one of active preparation for the Third Holy Temple.
Rabbi Chaim Richman, International Director of The Temple Institute noted: “One third of all Torah commandments pertain to the building of and service in the Holy Temple. Today, we not only mourn the destruction of the two Holy Temples, but also our inability to fulfill one third of the Torah. Over the last three decades, the Temple Institute has done everything in our power to research and prepare for the Third Temple. As world Jewry sits on the ground mourning the first two Temples, we have taken a huge leap towards the rebuilding, by releasing a 3D architectural rendition of the Third Temple”
The Temple Institute is the center of research and preparation for the Holy Temple. In addition to educational activity focused on the centrality of the Temple Mount and Holy Temple, the Institute have also recreated over 70 sacred vessels for use in the Third Holy Temple, which can be seen at their Visitors Center in the Old City of Jerusalem.Holy Temple, which can be begun immediately.