The time has come to rebuild.

Rabbi Lazer GurkowRabbi Eliezer (Lazer) Gurkow, currently serving as rabbi of congregation Beth Tefilah in London, Ontario, is a well-known speaker and writer on Torah issues and current affairs.

It is nearly two-thousand years since the Holy Temple stood as a glorious testament to G-d on the Temple Mount. It was ransacked and razed by a marauding mob that cared little for the nuanced relationship between the human and G-d. As the Temple smoldered in the ashes of ruin our people moaned and cried; their hearts were torn asunder. Today, nearly two-thousand years later, it is difficult to muster new tears. We have cried aplenty. The time has come to rebuild.

If we desire the return of our Temple we have to contemplate our own return to G-d. When we do this, when we come to love Him more than we love ourselves, when we make His presence palpable in our lives to the point that He as real to us as the people we love, then we will embrace His rules and desires wholeheartedly and from a place of joy. That is the road that leads to the rebuilding of our Temple.

Comment by Adamantine:

A slowly developing crescendo is heard.


3 thoughts on “The time has come to rebuild.

  1. As Christians we know that the temple will be rebuilt. Those Israelis that do not know Christ but read their prophets should also know that the temple will be rebuilt simply because the prophet Daniel says that an abomination will be placed in the temple. Take heart. Build your temple. It is god’s will. However, shortly after you build it you will be faced with truth. When you see armies camped around Jerusalem know this. Jesus is your Messiah and he foretold of this event so seeing it you might believe in him.
    Then you must flee to the mountains for there will be tribulation in those days like has never been on earth. I am sorry to say that it will be worse than the second world war.


  2. I have sort of a silly question since I’ve been really interested in the temple mount and all that’s been going on surrounding it for the last several years.

    What if we have the site of the first and second temple wrong? I’m not certain about what I read here: but it does raise an interesting question. I’m don’t know who this Michael S Sanders who own the above site is – I have my skepticism about his work, but he does seem to acknowledge in pretty much every case that biblical history is accurate so I’m at least examining what he says at this point.

    What if amongst the destruction of 70AD, the Bar Kochba revolt and surrounding instability – Jews ended up picking the hill that had the remains of the Antonia fortess, and not the hill that the remains of the temple (Jerusalem being a city that from history would seem to have been beaten like a person who is beaten beyond recognition).

    What I don’t understand, is if someone out there believes the temple could have been on another site nearby, why aren’t they digging on that land for evidence?

    Maybe it doesn’t matter, but I wanted to see what people here thought about the temple mount and the assertion made by the individual above that it may not be the true location of the previous temples.


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