|The following sources
compete or contradict with each other. This is due to
the fact that in the approximate 2000 years of the
Jewish Diaspora there was no other way to explain the
reality of the return of Israel to a functioning society
in its own sovereignty, therefore human nature being
what it is, needed to answer very difficult and painful
questions pertaining to this subject. There actually was
no choice in the matter!
Today, since the advent of the Jewish nation's return
these doubts ceased to exist. Israel has materialized!
It is now incumbent to build the Temple!
It is folly to depend on a miracle, that G-d will do it
for us or for that matter for Himself.
We must relegate the following sources as passť, just
as we did with the Torah for all these years (these
sources were the product of their times). This is not
meant as a disparaging remark, may we bite our tongues,
but rather to reconstruct the Holy Torah to its original
By going back to pure Torah the Mashiach is not
necessary to build it
and is for a different
purpose. Nay, a Mashiach is not even beneficial for the
world, it is due to people not conducting themselves in
the way of the Torah and not as a privilege! The
building of the Temple must be undertaken! Anyone who
rises to the occasion may do it. All it takes is
managing skills. It is hard and dirty work. It should
not be envied! When it is completed it will be enjoyed
by all. All that is required from the general public is
$2.50 (the value of a 1/2 shekel) so we can get to work.
These are some of the the sources.
We list them for sentimental and posterity value:
1. Mishnah Torah, Hilchos Melachim, 11.1, 4. (That man
will build it - Rambam's view).
2. Sukah 41a, Rosh Hashanah 30a, Tosfos Sukah (That G-d
build it - Rashi's view)
3. Shmos (Exodus) 15.17
(The sanctuary of G-d established by
4. Talmud Yerushalmi Megilah 1;11, Pesachim 9.1, Vayikra
Raba 96, Bamidbar Raba 13.2 (Rambam's view)
Medrish Tanchuma Pekudei 11, Zohar 28a (Rashi's view)
5. Bereishis (Genesis) Raba 64.10 (Rabbi Yehoshua
ben Chanania - by the way, not Moshiach - led an effort
to build the Temple ie. by man).
6. Sanhedrin 98a (which explains the contradiction of
Daniel 7.13 "Behold, like the son of man came on
the clouds of heaven"
versus Zecharia (Zacharia) 9.9 "your king
will come like a poor
man riding on a donkey" whether we are worthy or
view vs Rambam's view).
7. Hilchos Beis Habchirah 1.4 Explains that King
also man, built the Temple, as stated in Melachim (Kings)
on the design stated in Ezekiel (Yechezkel) and
Ezra, man, built
it according to Shlomo's design while implementing the
that Ezekiel does explicitly detail.
8. Also, Eicha 2.9 ("Her gates sank in the
earth"), Eichah Raba,
Sotah 9a, Bava Basra 53b, Sharei Zohar to Sukah 41a,
Bamidbar Raba 15.13,
9. Sefer Hamitzvos (which states that it is incumbent
the tzibur, the nation, to build it, when it becomes
build it, which is our generation).
10. Malachi 3.4 ("and then the offering of Judah
will be pleasing...as in the days of old and bygone