The Mikdash Illuminated: 3 Sichos for the 3 Weeks

With the onset of the 3 weeks, Sichos in English is providing you with a collection of 3 captivating, learner-friendly sichos on the Beis HaMikdash, to illuminate the present and prepare for the future.

Today, Shivah Asar BeTammuz, marks the beginning of the 3 weeks leading up to Tisha B’Av. 

The Rebbe’s directive to learn about the Beis Hamikdash during this time is very widely publicized and practiced. The Rebbe taught that this endeavor is not merely to commemorate the past, what was, but to prepare for the future, what will be — the revelation of the third Beis HaMikdash, may it be speedily in our days.

Enhancing your study experience and making learning about the Beis HaMikdash an accessible and exciting venture, Sichos in English is unveiling The Mikdash Illuminated, a user-friendly collection of 3 captivating sichos on the Beis HaMikdash.

Join us to gain insight into the structure and purpose of the Beis HaMikdash. 

We will explore the physical landscape of Har HaBayis, look into the materials of construction, and examine the primary purpose of the Beis HaMikdash.

Click here to access the 3 sichos.

Har HaBayis’s Physical Landscape: Beyond the Hierarchies of Holiness 

*Excerpted for the first time from the upcoming Devarim volume of the immensely popular Selections from Likkutei Sichos series.

Explore the meaning behind the Beis HaMikdash’s many steps and ascending levels of terrain. Gain insight into the difference between the Mishkan and the Beis Hamikdash in terms of the Shechinah’s permeating effect. Find out why the loftiest area, the Kodesh Hakadashim, was not located on higher ground than the areas directly before it.

The Materials of Construction: Where the Kohen Gadol Lodged

Learn about the symbolisms of the materials used for the structure of the Beis HaMikdash. Discover the profound message hidden within the plaster-covered wooden beams of the Kohen Gadol’s personal chamber. Understand the relevance this has to the journey of teshuvah.

The Purpose of the Beis HaMikdash

Delve into understanding a difference of opinion between the two great Sages, Rambam and Ramban, regarding the primary function and purpose of the Beis HaMikdash. Was it built mainly for our avodah of offering korbanos, or to serve as a dwelling place for the Divine presence? Gain an appreciation of the halachic ramifications involved.

Embark upon an enlightening journey of learning, building, and growth by clicking here.
May our toil in learning about the Beis HaMikdash bring forth the third Beis HaMikdash in a revealed manner b’karov mamash, transforming this time to days of joy and happiness!

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