New School for training of Priests opens

News about the Temple Mount and/or rebuilding the Jewish Temple.

New School for training of Priests opens

Postby Resurrection Torchlight on Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:56 pm ... 968&type=3

Updated about an hour ago
On the evening of Tuesday, August 20th, 2013, the 14th day of Elul, 5773, after a 2000 year 'summer break,' school reopened to teach kohanim (Jewish men of priestly descent) the 'lost' art of performing the daily Tamid service in the Holy Temple.

The detailed laws of the Divine service in the Holy Temple have always been accessible in the volumes of Jewish tradition. But now, for the first time in two millennia, an organized academy has been inaugurated to prepare for the renewal of Temple service. The grand opening of the academy began with a semi-dress rehearsal/dry run of the entire daily service from start to finish, reenacted step by step.

For the purpose of this unique educational endeavor, special educational tools and props were used, representing the necessary vessels. A figure of the lamb offered up in the daily service, and a small scale altar, were also created exclusively for study purpose.

The evening was not open to the public. Some twenty men, young and old alike, of kohanic descent (direct lineal descendants of Aaron, the first High Priest), participated in the rehearsal. Some of these men donned actual priestly garments manufactured for them by the Temple Institute. The garments are constantly being prepared, and as there were not enough garments available, others sufficed with white shirts and pants for this dry run. All of the kohanim were barefoot, as they are forbidden from wearing shoes while attending to their sacred tasks within the confines of the Holy Temple.

More at link- I couldn't find news of this elsewhere other than Facebook.

Resurrection Torchlight
Posts: 3956
Joined: Wed May 02, 2007 5:15 pm

Return to Temple Watch

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests