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Priests to train on Temple Model
For several months,
Jewish experts have been working on a replica of the Third
Temple in the blazing heat near the Dead Sea. The Jewish
community of Mitzpe Yericho, between Jerusalem and
Jericho, is home to the model, which is built on a 1:1 scale.
Covering an area of 25,000 square meters (269,000 square
feet), it will function as a training site to prepare priests
(kohanim) for service in the Third Temple in Jerusalem.
Backers of the project say the Jewish people are waiting for
the Redemption and must prepare themselves for the coming of
“After the Six Day War in 1967, when the Temple Mount was
finally in our hands again, we all hoped for the building of
the Third Temple,” said the rabbi of Mitzpe Yericho, Yehuda
Kreuser, who oversees the Temple model. “However, this did
not happen. Political considerations aside, we were not
prepared to restore the priestly service in the Temple. Now we
would like to prepare ourselves for that eventuality.”
Rabbi Kreuser says the Temple service must be approached with
fear and trembling because it is most holy.
“Someone who makes mistakes in the priestly service in the
Temple can be punished with death,” he says. The rabbi bases
this on Numbers 18:1:
“So the Lord said to Aaron: ‘You and your sons and your
father’s household with you shall bear the guilt in connection
with the sanctuary; and you and your sons with you shall bear
the guilt in connection with your priesthood.’”
Among the Biblically mandated tasks of the priests are
offering sacrifices, inquiring of God concerning His will,
handing down judicial and ritual rulings, accompanying the
holy Ark, and teaching the Divine commandments to the people.
The regulations for the sanctified work of the Temple priests
were codified in rabbinical writings many years ago. “A man
who wants to serve as a priest in the Temple must be extremely
responsible,” explained Rabbi Kreuser. “It is not a job for
everyone. The Temple priests are the ambassadors of the
Almighty on earth.”
Photo: Rabbi Kreusers small wooden scale model of the
From Israel Today
"To The Jew First and Then To The
Thursday September 02, 2010
Bless & Stand With Israel and The Jew's, God's Chosen People!
25 "And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and
in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity,
the sea and the waves roaring; 26 men's hearts failing
them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming
on the earth, for the powers of heaven will be shaken. 27 Then
they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great
glory. 28 Now when these things begin to happen, look
up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near."
- Psalm 27:14
Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, And He shall
strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord!
- Isaiah 26:3-4
You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed
on You, Because he trusts in You. Trust in the Lord forever,
For in Yah, the Lord, is everlasting strength.
If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray
and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear
from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
2 Thess 2:4
Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or
that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God,
shewing himself that he is God.
And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the
midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to
cease, and for the overspreading of abom-inations he shall make it
desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be
poured upon the desolate.