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Pesach (Passover) 5776/2016: World Opposition, Threats and Terror Against the Building of the Third Temple in Jerusalem

The Temple Mount and Land of Israel Faithful Movement Is Calling the Government of Israel not to Fear the Threats of the World and the Islamic Terror but to Trust Only the G‑D of Israel and His Promises and to Remove the Foreign Arab Desecration From the Holy Temple Mount and to Build the Holy Temple With No Delay.

The Pesach answer of the Faithful Movement to the world threats against Israel:

  1. Pilgrimage march to the Holy Temple Mount;
  2. Pesach sacrifice;
  3. The "Pesach omer sacrifice";
  4. A call for the Pesach priestly blessing on the Holy Temple Mount; and
  5. A call for rebuilding the Holy Temple with no delay.

Pesach 2016 started during a very critical time in Israel and the entire world, and during a time of godly redemption of the people of Israel. The Arab and Islamic enemies of Israel warned that Israel is going to build the Third Holy Temple on the Holy Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The United Nations, the European Union, and the American administration called Israel not to change the status-quo on the Holy Temple Mount. Threats came from these organizations and the Arab countries not to rebuild the Jewish Holy Temple.

Arab and Islamic terrorists attacked Israelis on the streets of the Land of Israel. The United Nations, through its UNESCO organization, that until today, referred to the Holy Temple Mount in its writings and resolutions using the correct name: the "Temple Mount", even dared to make a false, lying, and shameful resolution that from now on they will call the Holy Jewish Temple Mount, 'Al Aqsa'. They were not ashamed to make this false historical decision and to change the historical facts.

The scourge of anti-Semitism started to pour upon Israel even from other new places around the world. The idea of the rebuilding of the Third Holy Temple awakened again an aggressive opposition even against G‑d and the people of G‑d in the Holy Land, given by G‑d to His people Israel in an eternal covenant.

During her Pesach Pilgrimage March to the Holy Temple Mount, the Temple Mount and Land of Israel Faithful movement called the government of Israel not to fear the threats coming from the world and from the Arab Islamic countries and from any human beings but to trust only the G‑d of Israel, the Creator of mankind and the universe, and His promises to His people Israel even if the entire world will come against Israel. G‑d will stand with His people Israel such that the entire world will become a minority and together with Him, Israel will be a majority. Israel should remove the desecration from the Holy Temple Mount and immediately rebuild the Third Holy Temple during the lifetime of our generation. The future of the entire world, along with it's moral and peaceful existence, depends upon the rebuilding of the Holy Temple on the Holy Temple Mount in Jerusalem and G‑d's moral reign from Jerusalem over the entire world.

The answer of the Temple Mount Faithful Movement to the threats of the world and the enemies of Israel was:

  1. Pesach Pilgrimage March to the Holy Temple Mount in Jerusalem;
  2. Conducting a rehearsal (practice) teaching the 'Corban Pesach' (Passover Sacrifice) exactly as it should be made in the soon to be rebuilt Third Holy Temple;
  3. Cutting the "Omer" from the fields of Israel and offering it next to the Holy Temple Mount exactly as it will be offered in the coming Third Holy Temple;
  4. A call to the government of Israel to move the worship that presently takes place near the Western Wall, which symbolizes destruction and exile, so that worship by the people of Israel henceforth will be done on the Holy Temple Mount; and
  5. To move the priestly blessing that is done on the festivals of Pesach, Shavuot, and Sukkot from the Western Wall to the correct place: the Holy Temple Mount and soon to be rebuilt Third Holy Temple.

Pesach Pilgrimage March of the Temple Mount Faithful Movement to the Holy Temple Mount

On Nissan 17, 5776, April 25, 2016, the third day of Pesach, the Temple Mount and Land of Israel Faithful Movement renewed the biblical event and commandment of the G‑d of Israel to His people Israel which is connected to the Holy Temple in Jerusalem as an important part of her historical campaign and work to rebuild the Third Holy Temple of G‑d in Jerusalem. The focus of all the Pesach events connected to the Third Holy Temple is the pilgrimage that the people of Israel should make to the Holy Temple. The pilgrimage to the Holy Temple and the Holy Temple Mount is one of the three pilgrimages to Jerusalem commanded by G‑d in the Torah. Pilgrimages to the Holy Temple Mount have to be done on the three festivals: Pesach, Shavuot, and Sukkot. These should be done even during a time when the Holy Temple is in a state of destruction. They have significance, especially in our time. Israel is presently facing strong pressure to give away parts of her Land and parts of her capital city of Jerusalem. During the Pilgrimage March of the Temple Faithful Movement to the Holy Temple Mount, Gershon Salomon, the chairman of the movement, called on the government of Israel, the people of Israel, and the Jewish people throughout the world to listen to the Word of G‑d spoken to His people thousands of years ago in the Torah:

"For I will cast out the nations before you and enlarge your borders, nor shall any people desire your Land, when you shall go up to appear before the LORD your G‑d thrice in the year." (Exodus 34:24)

The Temple Mount Faithful Movement is teaching this important lesson and commandment to everyone in Israel and the entire world. This Word from G‑d teaches the centrality of the Holy Temple and the Holy Temple Mount in Jerusalem in the life of the people of Israel and the entire world. It is not only because of the physical Temple building but mainly because the G‑d of Israel dwells in this Holy House among His people Israel. During the Pesach pilgrimage the Faithful Movement called to the people of Israel, like many other previous times, to answer with no delay the major call of G‑d to Israel: "... and let them make Me a temple that I may dwell among them" (Exodus 25:8). Everyone should pay attention to the fact that G‑d says to Israel that when His people will build the Holy Temple that He will dwell among them. This means that only when the Holy Temple is rebuilt, will G‑d dwell among His people and in turn He will dwell among all of His creation as well. When the Third Holy Temple is built and Israel will make her pilgrimages three times a year to the Holy Temple in Jerusalem, then no nation will any longer have a desire to take the Land or even parts of the Land away from Israel.

During the Pesach Pilgrimage, the Faithful Movement also called on the government of Israel to make the priestly blessing at the correct place: upon the Holy Temple Mount, exactly as our forefathers did at the time of the First and Second Holy Temples. Today the priestly blessing is erroneously conducted near the Western Wall which is outside the Holy Temple Mount. The Faithful Movement also called on the government of Israel to transfer the place of worship of the G‑d of Israel from the Western Wall, which is outside of the Holy Temple Mount, to the correct place, which is the Holy Temple Mount itself. The Western Wall symbolizes destruction and exile when foreign powers controlled the Land of Israel and they did not allow the Jews to ascend the Holy Temple Mount to worship the G‑d of Israel but rather only allowed the Jews to worship outside of the Holy Temple Mount near the Western Wall. The Western Wall is also called the 'Wailing Wall' because the Jews were allowed to go there in order to wail and cry over the destruction of their Holy Temple that occurred in the time of the ancient Kingdom of Israel. This time of wailing near the Western Wall is over. G‑d has redeemed Israel and has returned to her the Holy Temple Mount in order for her to worship Him in the exact place where He chose to dwell among His people. The Faithful Movement called on the government of Israel to open the Holy Temple Mount to millions of people who will make pilgrimages to the Holy Mountain of the G‑d of Israel.

The Pesach Festival and the pilgrimage to this most Holy Place is deeply connected to the godly exodus of the people of Israel from slavery in Egypt to freedom in the Holy Land. G‑d gave several names to the Festival of Pesach but the most important of these names is the "Freedom Festival". During the Pesach pilgrimage, the Faithful Movement also taught the people of Israel to renew the pilgrimage exactly as it was done during biblical times. The Pesach Pilgrimage, like the other pilgrimages, was an exciting event in biblical times when the people of Israel walked from every corner of the Land by foot to Jerusalem and the Holy Temple Mount in order to fulfill this major commandment. Family upon family, no matter how far they lived away from Jerusalem, walked all the way to Jerusalem to meet their beloved G‑d and to fulfill His call to them: 'Come three times a year to see Me and to be seen and blessed by Me'. The Holy Temple was considered to be a 'House of Love' between the G‑d of Israel and His beloved bride as He called His people Israel:

"Go and cry in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, Thus says the LORD: I remember in your favor the devotion of your youth, your love as a bride, when thou didst go after me in the wilderness, in a land that was not sown." (Jeremiah 2:2)

The people of Israel never forgot, even after the destruction of their Holy Temple and up until today, when three times in the year the entire Land of Israel was filled with families and their children walking to Jerusalem in order to fulfill this major godly call. The goal of the Faithful Movement is to bring this memory again to a living reality in our lifetime.

The Pesach Sacrifice of 2016

The Pesach sacrifice, according to G‑d's commandment, must be done only on the Holy Temple Mount in Jerusalem. This sacrifice, which is a family sacrifice, should be done even during a period when the Holy Temple is in a state of destruction. Since the authorities in Israel do not allow it to be done on the Holy Temple Mount itself, again from fear of negative world reaction, this year the Pesach sacrifice was done outside of the Holy Temple Mount. It was done precisely as the authentic Pesach sacrifice was done in the Holy Temple. It was conducted as a training and teaching rehearsal of the exact method used for the Pesach sacrifice and it occurred a few days before this year's Pesach Festival. This rehearsal Pesach sacrifice was not done on the day before Pesach because on the 'day before Pesach' it should be done only on the Holy Temple Mount. The Pesach sacrifice was accomplished by temple-activist groups along with Israelis who continue to work for the rebuilding of the Holy Temple together with the Temple Mount and Land of Israel Faithful Movement. It was done by priests and Levites dressed in garments that have been designed and made exactly like the original priestly garments that were used in the Holy Temple, using vessels that have been prepared to be used in the Third Holy Temple. It was an exciting event that will never be forgotten during the time of the preparations for the rebuilding of the Third Holy Temple.

The Pesach sacrifice was one of the most significant of all sacrifices that were offered in the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. It signifies the liberation and the deliverance of the people of Israel from slavery in Egypt to freedom in the Promised Land. It also connects to the deepest roots of the creation of the people of Israel as a holy nation by the G‑d of Israel. It also has a deep significance with the eternal covenant that G‑d made with His people Israel: '... to be a holy nation, a kingdom of priests and a light to the nations' (Exodus 19:5-6; Isaiah 42:6; 49:6).

Professor Hillel Weiss
Professor Hillel Weiss
The Pesach sacrifice was a family sacrifice that each family brought to the Holy Temple Mount and the Holy Temple and gave it to the priest to be sacrificed by him. The Pesach sacrifice, according to the Word of G‑d, should be eaten at a family Seder (Passover meal) that each family performed in Jerusalem and consumed not later than the time of midnight on the first evening of Pesach. The Pesach sacrifice, which was one of the three most important commandments of G‑d to His people Israel to be done on the festival of Pesach, was always an exciting event. This year it was done on the top of the Mt. of Olives from where the Holy Temple Mount could very well be seen by those who came to participate. During the sacrificial procedure, we all felt as if we were experiencing a biblical event, as if we were living for a short time during biblical times. The prayer of everyone of us was that it will be done next year in the rebuilt Holy Temple as the G‑d of Israel is expecting His people Israel to do.

The Pesach 'Omer' Offering on Pesach This Year

The third main commandment of the G‑d of Israel to His people that is connected to the Pesach Festival is the "Omer offering". This Pesach the Temple Mount and Land of Israel Faithful Movement decided to renew this major commandment and to make it again a reality even before the Holy Temple is rebuilt. The Pesach "Omer offering", which is offered to the G‑d of Israel during the Pesach Festival, is composed of the first group of harvest that is cut from the fields of Israel in the springtime and brought by the pilgrims to the priests in the Holy Temple to be waved before the altar. The "Omer sacrifice" has such special significance because it says to the Israelites: 'Don't forget your G‑d Who blessed you with wonderful fruits in the Land that He gave to you. So take the first fruits of your blessed Land and offer them to your beloved G‑d.' This year the Pesach "Omer offering" was performed by one of the leaders of the Faithful Movement, Professor Hillel Weiss. It was done exactly as it was performed when the Holy Temple stood in Jerusalem. Since it could not be done at the Holy Temple Mount because the Israeli authorities fear the possible negative foreign reaction, it was done perfectly like in biblical times in front of the Holy Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem. The event started when Professor Weiss prayed the Omer commandment of the Word of G‑d to His people Israel:

"... And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: When you will come to the Land which I give to you, and shall reap it's harvest, then you shall bring an 'omer' [a group of harvest from your first fruits tied together] of the first fruits of your harvest to the priest and he shall wave the 'omer' before the LORD to be accepted for you on the morrow after the Sabbath the priest shall wave it." (Leviticus 23:9-11)

The "Omer offering" was brought to Jerusalem by Professor Weiss. He gave it to a priest who wore garments designed and made exactly as were the original priestly garments. The priest waved the "omer" before G‑d as part of the same ceremony that was done during biblical times when the Holy Temple stood. The offering was completed with a prayer that next year the "omer" commandment will be done inside the rebuilt Holy Temple. It was an exciting event that will never be forgotten.

The Temple Mount Faithful Movement is doing everything and preparing herself for when all three of these Pesach events that we did this year will be done next Pesach in the rebuilt Holy Temple, and which will open a new and great godly age in the life of Israel and all mankind. The Faithful Movement will continue with her holy work with all her devotion so that the Third Holy Temple will soon become a reality.

In the Almighty G‑d of Israel We Trust!

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