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Holy Temple Myth Busters: Part II - Falling from Heaven

 

We must wait for Moshiach to build the Holy Temple. Fact or myth?

The Holy Temple will descend ready-made from heaven. Fact or myth?

Building the Holy Temple will cause World War III. Fact or myth?

Rabbi Chaim Richman provides the answers from the sources of Torah wisdom to these questions and many more in this multi-part series which will bust all of the myths that have come to clutter Jewish thought concerning the building of the Holy Temple and its significance to the entire world.

 

HALACHIC SOURCES FOR PART II

 

Rambam, Sefer HaMitzvot, Shoresh Shlishi

Rambam, 13 Principles of Faith, Introduction to Tractate Sanhedrin

Rambam, Igeret HaShmad

Deut. 29:28

Rambam, Hilchot Yesodei HaTorah 9,1

Sefer HaIkarim 3:16

Maharal Tiferet Yisrael 51

'Clearly according to halacha it is a mitzva for Israel to build the Beit HaMikdash,' Rambam Hilchot Beit HaBechira 1,1

Aruch L'Ner on Sukkah 41.A, on Rashi 'Ei Nami'

Rambam, Sefer HaMitzvot 20

Or HaChaim on Shemot 25:8

Sifre BaMidbar, 92

S'Mag, Positive Commandments 163

Sanhedrin 17.b, Shavuot 15.a, Jerusalem Sanhedrin 1,3

Rambam Hilchot Beit HaBechira 6,11

The Mitzvot are for Israel to Fulfill (G-d commands, we fulfill); G-d does not do the commandments:

Ramchal Derech Hashem 1:2:2; Makot 23b; Devarim 6:24-25; 30:11; Bereshith Rabbah 44:1; Vayikra Rabbah 13:3; Tanchuma, Shemini 8; Midrash Tehillim 18:25; Yalkut Shimoni 2:121; Rambam Moreh Nevuchim 3:26-27; Avodat HaKodesh, Chelek HaAvodah 3; Shnei Luchot HaBrit, Shaar HaGadol 1:48b; Maharal Tiferet Yisrael 7.

Opinions of Rashi/Tosafot: Sukkah 41:a, Rosh Hashana 30:a, Shavuot 15:b

source for information about R. Y. ben Chanina B'reishith Rabbah 64

Ezekial 43:11, Rashi says 'so that they will know to do them'

source for R. Yehiel of Paris... Kaftor Va'Ferach, Rabbi Ashtori HaParchi, Chapter 6

 

Holy Temple Myth Busters: Part I - Introduction

 

We must wait for Moshiach to build the Holy Temple. Fact or myth?

The Holy Temple will descend ready-made from heaven. Fact or myth?

Building the Holy Temple will cause World War III. Fact or myth?

Rabbi Chaim Richman provides the answers from the sources of Torah wisdom to these questions and many more in this multi-part series which will bust all of the myths that have come to clutter Jewish thought concerning the building of the Holy Temple and its significance to the entire world.

 

HALACHIC SOURCES

 

breaking the glass: BT Talmud Berachot 30,31

fruit was lost: Sotah 9, 12

all the Torah's commandments are for all of israel to fulfill - Rambam, Igeret HaShmad (Letter on Persecution), Yitzchak Shilat Edition, Volume I, pp. 57-58

Rambam, Sefer HaMitzvot, Positive Commandments number 20

Rashi on BT Sukkah 41:a, Ezekiel 43:11 ("so that they keep: They will learn the matters of the measurements from your mouth so that they will know how to do them at the time of the end.")

 

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