Tour of the Temple
Two thousand years ago the Beis Hamikdash - the Holy Temple - stood on a
hill in Jerusalem. As the holiest site in the world, G-d's Presence was
manifest there like nowhere else, so much so that miracles occurred
daily in plain sight of all those who passed through its towering gates. The Temple in its heyday was the destination of countless visitors and
dignitaries, both Jewish and non-Jewish, whose written accounts describe
a grand edifice where white-clad Kohanim, temple priests, swiftly and
silently carried out the sacrificial service.
After the Temple's destruction, our Sages took steps to ensure that its
memory never fade from the collective mind of the Jewish People. The
layout and structure of the Temple were assigned their own tractate of
Mishnah, called Middos ("measurements"), and other details of the
Temple's design were woven into the Talmudic literature so that these
concepts became part of our daily Torah study. Now you can get a glimpse
of the Second Temple in this 15-week introductory series by Rabbi Yoav
Elan, author and illustrator of the Artscroll Tractate Middos. The
course material is geared towards those with little or no knowledge of
the Temple, although the accompanying illustrations are sure to
captivate and intrigue even the most serious scholar.
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