The Temple Institute in Jerusalem plans to open the world’s first school to teach Kohanim all of the practical skills required to serve in the Third Holy Temple.
The curriculum at Nezer HaKodesh will include courses on the Temple service, theory and practice, and the role and application of modern technology in the Third Temple. For example, courses such as The Sacred Temple Vessels: Aspects of Engineering and Design, and The Mathematics of the Holy Temple, will be taught.
For the last 30 years, the rabbis and other scholars of the Temple Institute have studied in depth the ancient texts needed to prepare for the Third Temple. They have published volumes and recreated over 70 sacred vessels for use in the Third Holy Temple. Establishing a school to train Kohanim signifies a huge step towards the realization of the re-establishment of the Temple service which has been dormant for 2,000 years since the Romans destroyed the Second Holy Temple in 70 CE.
The initiative was announced during the three-weeks of mourning for the Holy Temple, culminating Tisha b’Av, when both Holy Temples were destroyed. The Temple Institute has always hoped to reframe this period of Jewish mourning into one of hope and change, highlighting that all of the prophets and sages of Israel have predicted the eventual peaceful rebuilding of the Temple in Jerusalem.
“The Temple service represents the purest connection between man and our Creator,” said Rabbi Chaim Richman, international director of the Temple Institute. “One third of the Torah’s commandments pertain to the Holy Temple service.”
The institute is seeking to raise $75,000 for this project through Indiegogo.com.