Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Laws of the Beis Hamikdash

חדשות חב"ד

Laws of the Beis Hamikdash

New on!  In honor of the three weeks, when the Rebbe said we should increase in our study of the Beis Hamikdash, we will be presenting a daily excerpt of Hilchos Beis Habechira of the Rambam. 

Hilchos Beis Habechira, Chapter 1, Halacha 1:
It is a positive command to construct a House for Hashem, prepared for sacrifices to be offered within.  We [must] celebrate there three times a year as it is written (Shmos 25:8) "and you shall make Me a sanctuary."  The mishkan constructed by Moshe is already described in the Torah.  It was only temporary, as it is written (Devarim 12:9): "For at present, you have not come unto [the resting place and the inheritance.)

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