After millennia of yearning, only one organization is paving the way for the rebuilding of the Holy Temple.
“This is the ordinance of the law which the LORD hath commanded, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring thee a red heifer without spot, wherein is no blemish, and upon which never came yoke:” Numbers 19:2 (KJV)
The Temple Institute, (מכון המקדש) located in the Old City of Jerusalem, is a research organization dedicated to preparing for the construction of the Third Temple, including the recreation of over 60 sacred Temple vessels ready for use once the Temple is rebuilt. These include the High Priest’s breastplate featuring the twelve precious stones of the tribes of Israel, the half-ton golden menorah, and the musical instruments of the Levitical choir. Last year, the Temple Institute’s successful Indiegogo campaign raised over $100,000 used to develop architectural plans for the Holy Temple.
What is a Red Heifer? Why Do We Need One?
What’s the Difference Between an Ordinary Red Cow, and a Proper Red Heifer?
The Project Has Begun: A Change in Conception
In the past the people of Israel waited for the birth of a potential Red Heifer. But with Torah knowledge and advanced science, the Temple Institute has now begun to actively pursue this commandment. For this unprecedented project, the Temple Institute has joined forces with an experienced cattle rancher here in Israel. This expert in the science of animal husbandry, under the halachic supervision and guidance of the rabbis of the Temple Institute, is utilizing the technique of implanting the frozen embryos of Red Angus cattle in Israeli domestic cattle. The end result of this program will be the introduction of the Red Angus breed into Israel. This method, authorized and approved by Israel’s Ministry of Agriculture, has already proven successful with the birth of a number of male Red Angus. The location and other details of the cattle ranch will remain undisclosed to the general public during the initial stages of the project. The Temple Institute will release periodic progress updates.