Temple Studies

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Hebrew In Israel | Torah Portion Tetsaveh – Learn Torah

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The priestly garments are under exam in this week’s Torah Portion, Tetsaveh (you are to order). 

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Hebrew In Israel | Torah Portion Terumah – Learn Torah

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Yoel shares his personal connection to Temple studies and dives into the details of its materials and furniture as we begin the portions on the Miskan (tabernacle) with this week’s Torah Portion, Terumah (contribution). 

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Hebrew In Israel | Jeroboam’s Mistake – Learn Torah

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Yoel demonstrates the importance of unity as he walks us through the acts of King Jeroboam, who departs from Torah and causes division in the kingdom of God with alternative places of worship, calendar, and priesthood.  Also, Yoel answers temple questions from the members of the 3T Tour with Keith Johnson and Jono Vandor, March 2013.

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Hebrew In Israel | Temple Mount – Learn Torah

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Yoel and Jono address the debate about the Temple Mount, examining evidence for its location from Muslim sources, as well as tradition, archaeology, and biblical history.  Also, is Temple Mount still holy in its present condition?

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Hebrew In Israel | Enter The Temple – Learn Torah

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In 2013 I had the pleasure of studying archaeology under Dr. Chaya Katz of the Open U, and do archaeological studies in actual sites under Dr. Amit Dagan of the Bar-Illan U.  One of the sites we studied was Khirbet Qeiyafa near the the Elah Valley.  On the site Dr. Yoseph Garfinkel has discovered portable temples made of clay which might represent temples which were common in Israel.  If this is true, we might be looking at a prototype temple which was used as the model for the Temple of Solomon.

Hebrew In Israel | Torah Portion Vayiqra – Learn Torah

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In this week’s Torah portion, Vayiqra (and He called), Yoel looks into the structure of Leviticus and the sacrificial system to give an overall description of the main sacrifices and offerings, as well as

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Hebrew in Israel | Torah Portion Vayaqhel – Learn Torah

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In this continuation of the Mishkan (tabernacle) series, Yoel discusses interesting details and interpretations of the design and structure of the tabernacle’s veils, roofing covers, the walls themselves, the altar of incense, altar of burnt offering, laver and courtyard.

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Hebrew In Israel | How Old Am I? – Learn Torah

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A question which I deal with every year, but do not have a conclusive answer:  How old did the Pesach lamb have to be?

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