This year in Yerushalayim, the Temple Institute will be opening the world’s first school for training kohanim to serve in the Bais Hamikdosh.
The organization has run a number of pilot programs over the last few years and now is embarking on a mission to teach kohanim all the practical skills required to serve in the Third Bais Hamikdosh. To raise seed money for the project the Temple Institute has embarked on an “Indiegogo” crowdfunding project with an initial goal of $75,000.
The curriculum at Nezer HaKodesh will include courses on the avodas Bais Hamikdosh theory and practice and the role and application of modern technology in the Third Bais Hamikdosh. For example, courses such as “The Sacred Temple Vessels: Aspects of Engineering and Design and The Mathematics of the Bais Hamikdosh” will be taught as part of the program.
For the last thirty years, the scholars of the Temple Institute have studied in depth all of the ancient text needed to prepare for the Third Bais Hamikdosh. They have published tens of volumes and recreated over 70 sacred vessels for use in the Third Bais Hamikdosh.
Chaim Richman, International Director of the Temple Institute, commented: “We are extremely excited to announce this new step towards the restoration of the Holy Temple service. We call first and foremost upon Kohanim worldwide to support this special project, which signifies a return to their birth right. We have chosen to use Indiegogo as a tool to enable as many people as possible to be a part of this historic initiative. The Temple service represents the purest connection between man and our Creator. One third of the Torah’s commandments pertain to the Holy Temple service and we have prayed for its return for thousands of years. In a time when the world is plagued with terror and uncertainty, we enter this project with full faith that one day the Holy Temple will finally be rebuilt and the priestly service reinstated, ushering in an unparalleled era of peace and harmony among all of mankind.”
David Steger – Matzav.com Israel