Asked in JudaismJerusalemOld Testament
When is the third temple in israel supposed to be built?
Was the first Temple of the Jews built in 1948 when Israel became a state?
Asked in Israel
Why does Israel want to rebuild the third temple?
Israel does not want to build the Third Temple and actively discourages Jewish activities on the Temple Mount. They do this both because the official Rabbinical stance in Israel is that only the Messiah can build the Third Temple and to avoid violence and rioting from the Arab Muslim population which sees the Temple Mount site as the third holiest site in Islam. There are some Jews in Israel who want to build a Third Temple to restore Judaism to the status it was 2000 years ago with animal sacrifices and a closer relatonship to God. None of these groups, though, has actual plans to rebuild the Third Temple; it's more that they think about it on occasion. And they do not have the endorsement of any serious or sizable Rabbinical authority.
Asked in Judaism, Jerusalem, Tanakh and Talmud
How many times was the Jewish Temple built or rebuilt in Jerusalem?
Asked in Judaism, Tanakh and Talmud, Old Testament
Who built the Third Temple?
Asked in Judaism
What was the name of the religious building of Judaism?
Judaism's most important building was the Holy Temple, located on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. It was built twice and destroyed twice. The First Temple (Bayit Rishon) was built by Solomon and destroyed by the Babylonians. The Second Temple (Bayit Sheni) was built by Ezra and Nechemia and Zerubavel and enhanced by Herod, and destroyed by the Romans. Nowadays, until the Third Temple will be built, Judaism's most important buildings are the synagogues and study halls.
Asked in Judaism, Tanakh and Talmud
Who controls the temple mount?
The Temple Mount has been occupied and controlled by the State of Israel since the 1967 war. Both the State of Israel and the Government of Palestine claim ownership of the Temple Mount. Since there are two mosques on the site, The Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque, both built about 1300 years ago, it is considered the third most holy site by Moslems. The Temple Mount has been managed by a special Islamic council called a Wakf since 1187 and that continues today. Everyone is allowed to go to the Temple Mount regardless of their religion. Some Orthodox Jews believe that people should not go there.
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Have they started rebuilding the Temple Mount?
The Temple Mount is there, it's the Third Temple that would potentially be built. However, it is not currently possible to rebuild, because the 3rd holiest site in Islam (the Dome of the Rock) is located on that spot. Furthermore, many Orthodox Jews believe that the Temple cannot be rebuilt until the messiah comes. Additionally, it is against Israeli law to make any attempt to start building the Third Temple.
Why is the completion of the Temple of Jerusalem such an important achievement?
Based on the way this question is phrased, it is unclear if the asker is looking for a discussion of the First Temple built by Solomon, the Second Temple built by Zerubbabel and Ezra, or the Third Temple as discussed by the Rabbis, but never actually constructed. As a result, this answer will discuss a little bit about each. In general, the Temple in Jerusalem is important as it allows the Jews to perform 200 additional Mitzvot (Commandments) concerning sacrifices and sacrificial procedure. The Temple serves as a unifying symbol of Jewish Identity as well as a place of religious practice. When it existed, it occupied what Jews believe to be the holiest ground in all the Earth and allowed a much closer Divine-Human interaction. 1) First Temple: Solomon's Temple was the first time that the Jewish people had a permanent home to worship God. It allowed the Tabernacle to be put into retirement and made all of Israel united in a way that the country had not been before King Saul and really had not become until Davidic Times. It also demonstrated the wealth and power of Israel both in Allies (much of the wood was Lebanese Cedar given by King Hiram of the Phoenicians) and Territory (stone was quarried all over Israel for the Temple). The building was physically awe-inspiring. 2) Second Temple: The Second Temple was important because it represented the Return of Jews to the Holy Land after 70 Years of Exile. It marked a turning point in the Jewish experience because it showed that even when not living in the Land of Israel and not growing up in the Land Israel, Jews still had a connection to the land. Once again, it served to unite the Jewish community and provide a place for the High Priests to begin performing the Mitzvot once more. 3) Third Temple: Different rabbis argue different things about the Third Temple, but most claim that its construction will coincide with the arrival of the long-sought-after Messiah. It will also fundamentally change Judaism from the current religion it is, back to a religion with sacrifices and the ability for Jews to properly atone for their sins and impurities.