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Monday, August 8, 2016

'Preparation for Temple no longer a dream'

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 Temple.

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”. WATCH