Action Over Anticipation: The Mitzvah to Build the Beis Hamikdash Today

In Parshas Terumah, Hashem commands Bnei Yisrael “ועשו לי מקדש ושכנתי בתוכם”, “They shall make a Mikdash for me and I will dwell amongst you.” The use of the term “Mikdash” in the commandment raises an intriguing question, given that this section of the Torah primarily discusses the “Mishkan.” Rav Yosef Caro, in his Kesef […]

by Yosef Meir Weinstock
February 15, 2024

The Even Shesiya, Machaneh Shechina, and Har Habayis

PREVIOUS ARTICLE IN THIS SERIES: In the previous article, we clarified that the only area on Har Habayis where a tamei mes is forbidden entry with a chiyuv kares is Machaneh Shechina, which is the area where the actual building of the Beis Hamikdash stood on the Har. The rest of Har Habayis has […]

by Beis Hashem Staff
July 14, 2023
Sign from the rabbinate forbidding Jewish entry to the Temple Mount

Is There An Issur Kares To Ascend To Har Habayis?

The most common question (or accusation) that arises when discussing the topic of aliya l'Har Habayis is: How can it be muttar to enter the Har; aren't we all tamei and isn't there an issur kares to enter the Har when we are tamei?

by Beis Hashem Staff
May 12, 2023

והיה באחרית הימים נכון יהיה הר בית ה' בראש ההרים ונשא מגבעות ונהרו אליו כל….

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