Temple Institute To Raise Parah Adumah In Israel


parah adumahThe Temple Institute has announced that it has partnered with an Israeli cattleman to raise a parah adumah in Eretz Yisroel. The institute says that it is doing so “in strict accordance with the Biblical commandment.”

In describing its latest effort, the institute does not say whether the undertaking has received the approbation of any gedolim or poskim.

A crowdfunding campaign called “Raise a Red Heifer in Israel” has been launched on Indiegogo to raise awareness and funds for this task.

In trying to raise funds, The Temple Institute points to what it calls “the success of last year’s campaign that raised over $100,000 towards the architectural plans of the Third Temple. This project is the culmination of decades of research at the Temple Institute that fuses ancient religious texts and modern science.”

In order for a parah adumah to be considered kosher for use, it must be raised from birth under specific conditions and in a controlled environment. This, the institute claims, “has never been attempted in the Land of Israel in modern times.In the past the people of Israel have 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 project, the Temple Institute has joined forces with an experienced cattle rancher in Israel. This expert in the science of animal husbandry 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 proven successful with the birth of a number of male Red Angus.

The Temple Institute has already recreated over 70 keilim for the Bais Hamikdosh which can be seen at their Visitors Center in the Old City of Yerushalayim.

Again, it should be pointed out that it has not been determined if the latest parah adumah has received the approval of any rabbonim or poskim of repute.

{(c) Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}


  1. Charlie why not? You hold like the rambam? I tend lean rationalist about things lately. but the jewish people need centrality back in judaism and this this will help towards that goal.