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Rebuilding the Temple

The Jerusalem Talmud states: “If the Holy Temple is not rebuilt in your lifetime, it’s as though it were destroyed in your lifetime.” The commentaries learn from this that the Temple’s destruction is an ongoing event.
Galut, Destruction of Holy Temple, Redemption, Yearning for and Anticipating, Lubavitcher Rebbe
Rebuilding the Temple
Disc 142, Program 568

Event Date: 12 Tammuz 5744 - July 12, 1984

The Jerusalem Talmud states: “If the Holy Temple is not rebuilt in your lifetime, it’s as though it were destroyed in your lifetime.” The commentaries learn from this that the Temple’s destruction is an ongoing event.

On Tisha B’Av, we do not mourn events that occurred 1,900 years ago. . . . The destruction of the Temple takes place every single day—and a Jew must cry out for Redemption as if he has witnessed that destruction today.

A person watching the Temple going up in flames at this very moment—even one with a heart of stone—would do everything in his power to stop it.

The more a Jew increases in the joy of Torah and mitzvos, the more that joy will break down the last vestiges of exile, and reveal G-dliness within the exile itself. And when we reveal G-d’s unity within the exile itself, then “golah—exile” itself transforms into “geulah—redemption.”

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Chabad.org via chabadone.org July 28, 2015

re Rebuilding Rabbi Shurpin just wrote an article explaining why the Temple hasn't yet been rebuilt. Check it out here. Reply

Mark Los Angeles July 28, 2015

Do we merit rebuilding the Temple? Great talk by the Rebbe. Why don't we rebuild the Temple? It was rebuilt once. Why not rebuild it again? Reply

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