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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Passover Sacrifice to be reenacted facing Temple Mount next week

Temple Institute Cohanim at practice Korban Pesach (illustration)
Temple Institute Cohanim at practice Korban Pesach (illustration)
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The public reenactment of the Passover Sacrifice, which has become a popular spring-time event over the past few years, will be getting closer to the actual site of the Temple Mount next week.

This year's reenactment may prove to be an even more festive event than ever, as many new participants are planning to arrive from all parts of the country.

The past Paschal Reenactments were held in a school courtyard which became more cramped each year due to the growing popularity of the important event. For this reason the organizers decided to move the event this year to the more spacious location of Mitzpeh Beit Orot, between Mount Scopus and the Mount of Olives, near Emek Tzurim, which faces Judaism's holiest and most relevant site for the occasion, the Temple Mount.

The reenactment will take place next Monday, just four days before the prescribed time of the Paschal Offering. Event organizers say they want to offer a taste of an exciting, authentic Jewish experience, "with its smells, sounds, and colors that have been lost to us these 2000 years, and to thus arouse a longing to renew this Temple ritual in our day." READ MORE