Tag Archives: Temple

Rambam and Aliyah to the Temple Mount

Tomb of the Rambam (Maimonides)

Earlier in the week, the 20th of Tevet, marked the Yom Hillula (day of festivity) or Yahrtzeit, of the Rambam (Maimonides). He died in 1204. So, I thought it would be interesting to look at a major event in his life, that might have been missed by some, back at the end of October.

Re’eh: God’s Chosen Place for the Temple in Jerusalem

Temple Mount fountain stand. The one place Jews have on the Temple Mount.

Has anyone noticed the irony of what took place this past week? While on Wednesday, President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu both made televised announcements of a peace agreement, the Abraham Accord, between Israel and the United Arab Emirates; the Torah reading, Parshat Re’eh, on Shabbat, mentioned fifteen times about building the Beit Hamikdash (the Holy Temple) on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, “…the place which the Lord, your God, will choose to establish His Name…”

The real reason the Beit HaMikdash was destroyed

The Temple Mount, all that's left of the Beit HaMikdash or Temple, remains a constant source of contention.

“Any generation in which the Beit HaMikdash [the Temple] was not rebuilt in their days, it’s considered as if they destroyed it.” (Talmud Yerushalmi Yoma 5a).