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The Temple Institute has announced a bold new initiative to identify, select and register kohanim-priests who would be eligible to participate in the process of preparing the Red Heifer, which is used in the ritual of purifying Jews from the tuma-impurity of the dead.

This unprecedented move represents the second stage of the Institute’s project to restore the concept of biblical purity into the world, something that will have immense repercussions on Jewish observance as we know it. Even before the Temple is rebuilt, the reinstatement of halakhically approved kohanim is a pre-requisite for preparation of the Red Heifer which will enable the people of Israel to perform numerous Torah-based commandments, such as challah (separating a portion of the dough and giving to the kohanim) and terumah (charity).

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The requirements for potential kohanim are extremely complex and this project signifies the completion of decades of study on the subject by the rabbinic leadership and scholars of the Temple Institute. Potential candidates must have been born in the Land of Israel, to a father of kohanic lineage. They must have exercised caution with regard to exposure to the Biblical impurity rendered by a dead person. This includes those who were not born in hospital and who have not visited hospitals or cemeteries.

Those kohanim whose status can be verified will be eligible to join the first to participants in the renewal of numerous Torah commandments, including the preparation of the Red Heifer, once a suitable candidate is found.

Rabbi Chaim Richman, international director of the Temple Institute, commented on this historic move: “This is a huge jump for the Temple Institute and a huge leap for the Jewish people. For the first time in 2,000 years, after miraculously returning to the Land of Israel, we are beginning the process of reinstating the Biblical purity of the Jewish priesthood. This is another bold move for our Institute, having already painstakingly prepared more than 60 sacred vessels for the Third Temple. We proudly call upon all those who may fit the bill to contact the Temple Institute immediately.”

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5 COMMENTS

  1. You cannot fake a miracle with Red Cattle from Europe. the only document cattle in Israel 3,000 years ago where Texas Longhorn, desert cattle from the Black Sea. Texas Longhorns are mutil colored cattle for a complete red one you would need G-ds miracle.

  2. The Galilee is overflowing with non-native desert shrubs that burn at a higher temperature igniting trees and causing forest fires. Using holistic grazing we will bring life back to the semi dead sterile soils of Israel.
    Cattle grazing, defecating, urinating and breaking up hard packed desert soil will increase soil bacteria and fungi. Improving soil anatomy and physiology, which, leads to, increased grass growth with increased water and carbon adsorption of soils. We will teach holistic grazing using desert cattle, Texas Longhorn, and help all Israeli and East African ranches.
    Planting in semi dead gray sterile soils without improving it is a waste of time, work, money and water!
    We need your help to do it. Contact Robin at 650-631-9270 or http://longhornproject.org on the web.

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