CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - In a recent grand-opening celebration of the Bureau of Outfitting, the Temple Institute in Jerusalem invited rabbis to be measured for priestly garments in preparation for the Third Temple.
The Temple Institute is an Israeli organization preparing for the rebuilding of the Third Temple by crafting certain Temple objects, including a gold menorah worth about $3 million and a crown for the High Priest.
The event marks the first time in 2,000 years that a Jewish priest has been measured for the priestly clothing described in the book of Exodus.
"Today, in this room, Kohanim [Temple priests] are being measured for the first time in 2,000 years for the type of garments they will be wearing in the rebuilt Beit HaMikdash [House of God]," Yehuda Glick, director of the Temple Institute in Jerusalem said last week.
At the beginning of the ceremony, Rabbi Israel Ariel, founder of the Temple Institute, described the event's significance.
"Just like the korbanot [sacrifices] atone for the Nation of Israel, so do the clothes of the Kohen," he said.
Some of the rabbis who are also kohanim hope to wear these garments during the dedication of the Third Temple, but they do not intend to wear them during Temple service. Garments intended for the High Priest were not measured.
Source: israel national news