Sunday, January 20, 2013

Where Else Would The Temple Be Built?

If you have seen or not seen the video clip showing a political candidate here in Israel saying

"Imagine today if the golden dome, I'm being recorded so I can't say blown up, but let's say it was blown up, right, and we laid the cornerstone of the temple in Jerusalem. Can you imagine what would be. None of you would be here. You would be going to Israel. It would be incredible."

And you are having trouble understanding what the hullabaloo is all about, that Tzipi Livni's party wants the person charged with incitement, consider these words:

my existence in Tel Aviv begins first of all with the Temple Mount. This is true also on the historical-national level, in the connection of every Jew to the Land of Israel.

and ask yourselves, is that a person dangerous enough to blow up the Dome of the Rock?

Well, I hope not.

Those were the words of...Tzipi Livni.

By the way, where else would the Temple be built?

The Rambam
Mishneh Torah, Sefer HaAvoda, Hilchot Bet Hab'chira, Halacha 3 :- Once the Temple was built in Jerusalem, it became forbidden to build a sanctuary for God or to offer sacrifices in any other place. There is no Sanctuary for all generations except in Jerusalem and [specifically,] on Mt. Moriah, as [I Chronicles 22:1] states: "And David declared: 'This is the House of the Lord, God, and this is the altar for the burnt offerings of Israel.' and [Psalms 132:14] states: "This is My resting place forever."


1 comment:

Perry Zamek said...

Maybe the incoming Knesset could amend the law to define better what "incitement" is (on it's own, not "incitement to murder" or "incitement to blow up objects"). Too often, when one side of a debate wants to silence the other side, they accuse them of "incitement" (unspecified).
If I were to "incite" you to give charity, would that be a crime? To put on tefillin? Or would that not be incitement, but merely positive encouragement?
Hmmm... a dictionary could be a useful tool in a political campaign!