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PREFACE

   
PREFACE

I have been having repressive feelings about issues dealing with g-d, Torah, The Jewish people, The state of Israel vis--vis the "heter" (allow ability) of living in Israel without the Messiah. The fact that the land was forcibly taken was against my grain. Others living in the land was never enough of an excuse nor quite enough. All this against the backdrop of global affairs since 3/17/75 when I experienced a traumatic awakening. 

I have been agonizing 28 years on the "matzav" (status quo) of our plight, recent as well as historical and came to the conclusion that we as a people must continue our heritage and it is up to the next generation to deal with the unprecedented phenomenon of the return of the Jewish people to our homeland in Eretz Yisroel (land of Israel). 

I tormented because I have always been a serious minded person about religion , since in my mind it was the most important aspect of life. 

These feelings within me culminated in the writing of this pamphlet entitled "The Holy Temple", that if I at least worked on the plans I would be involved in its building, validating it, my conscience would not bother me. 

So, the last straw before beginning this work was yesterday, Thursday, July 24, 2003 (24 Tamuz 5763) when in a fervent discussion group at the Kollel (seminary - hear a lecture by the dean [David]) by 3 Avreichim (disciples - see photos) which I was observing, which motivated me to attempt the first step towards developing the methodology of how to go about building the Bais Hamikdosh. One of them asked whether related or unrelated and it struck me, "what is the first step"? I had been thinking about this very same question related to this project at that moment and also for awhile and it jarred me to write it out and here it is.

This morning I decided to author this work. I put some of the finishing touches on it at my Vesikin minian (prayer gathering at dawn) on Friday 7/25/03 (25 Tamuz '63) and was further inspired there to actually begin.

The same morning I mentioned that I am working on plans to build the Bais Hamikdosh to 2 Rabbi acquaintances in my neighborhood for additional impetus and they wished me well without hesitation (see OBJECTIONS CHAPTER however ). I hope that by publishing this work my conscience will rest on the basis that I did my part, I/we could legitimately live there (from my mind's eye) and the continuation will be picked up by the next generation and bs"d Israel can enjoy its new 2nd Commonwealth. 
 
 

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