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Components of the Holy Temple

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The Sanctuary, The Architects, Plan of the Sanctuary, The Holy Vessels, The Priests, Consecration of the, Tabernacle, Death of Nadab and Abihu, Cloud the and Pillars of Fire
Where the Holy Ark is Located Today The Rambam begins the fourth chapter of Hilchos Beis HaBechirah with the following statements: There was a stone in the western portion of the Holy of Holies on which the ark was placed. The Even HaShtiah, the foundatio...
The Shape of the Branches of the Menorah The menorah is very frequently employed as a Jewish symbol. Nevertheless, the authenticity of the design with which the menorah is usually depicted is a matter of question. For there are several inconsis­tencies be...
“The Altar for the Burnt Offerings of Israel” After defining the guide­lines pertinent to the con­struction of the Beis HaMikdash as a whole in the first chapter of Hilchos Beis HaBechirah, the Rambam devotes the second chapter to the description of the a...
In the Torah reading of Shekalim, G‑d tells Moses to instruct the Jews to contribute a half-shekel in order to atone for the sin of the Golden Calf. Our Sages explain that Moses had a difficult time understanding what it was that he had to do. So G‑d show...
A New Interpretation of a Classic Talmudic Question
A Question Left Unresolved By Our Sages In his description of the menorah, the Rambam states: Hilchos Beis HaBechirah 3:1-2. The central shaft of the menorah had four gob­lets, four bulbs, and two flowers.... A third flower was located near the base of th...
Rashi, in discussing the Torah portion of Tzav, quotes the words:Vayikra 6:6. “A constant fire shall burn upon the altar; it shall not be extinguished,” and explains that “the fire about which the verse states ‘constant’ (i.e., the fire upon the outer alt...
The High Priest Eli, Samuel's Father, Early Years of Samuel, War with the Philistines, Eli's Death, The Holy Ark in Captivity, Return of the Holy Ark
The High Priest’s Breastplate When describing the High Priest’s breastplate, the Torah states:Shmos 28:30. “And you shall place the urim vetumim within the breastplate of judgment.” From the construction of the sanctu­ary until the destruction of the Firs...
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