Temple Institute Holds Youth Conference

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CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Jerusalem's Temple Institute held a youth conference in the Old City that focused on the rebuilding of the Third Jewish Temple.

The conference was held during the three weeks preceding Tisha B'Av (the ninth of the Hebrew month of Av), the day on which Jews mourn the destruction of the First and Second Temples.

The purpose of the conference, entitled "Building the Temple, it's in Our Hands," is to teach Israeli teenagers about the importance of the Temple during biblical times and to do their part to hasten the day when the Third Temple will be built.

During the conference, teens had an opportunity to sign the "Temple Treaty" and to make a commitment to the commandment, "build Me a Temple and I shall dwell amongst you."

"The treaty we composed contains a bunch of suggestions, like Temple studies, embroidering priestly clothing, illustrations for books on the subject, enhancing awareness, fundraising or any other activity we believe can further the building of the Temple," Rabbi Yehuda Glick, director of the Temple Institute, told YNet news.

"No clause [of the treaty] calls for launching LAW [light armor weapons] missiles or exploding the mosque at the Temple Mount," he said.

"This Temple is not just something historic in a memory chest," Rabbi Glick said. "Everyone has the opportunity to contribute to this goal," he said.

Source: YNet news

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