We spent an afternoon in Old City Jerusalem, visiting the Temple Institute. They have replicated the items that will be needed in the Third Temple to re-institute temple worship. They have many beautiful large paintings on the wall depicting Israel’s history, the giving of the Torah, the tabernacle, the first temple period, the second temple period, and what it might look like for the building of the third temple…even with the help of the light rail and cranes!
The priests garments and the High Priest garments, along with the breastplate and turban are on display on mannequins in glass cases. The alter, the laver, the incense table, the showbread table…it’s all there and ready to go when God’s timing is right. It really is interesting. As all museums are, there is a headset audio tour in English. Sorry, no pictures or videos allowed. visit their website for more information: www.temple institute.org
But, walk with us through the winding streets and sidewalks and enjoy the flavor of the Old City as we strolled around.
Our street in Mevo Betar
Mevo Betar, bearing fruit even in the winter season
Barrier to keep stone throwers away
You can see this protects the cars from terrorists throwing rocks
Look close at the top of the gray car…a travelling hanukkijah!
One of the 12 gates surrounding Old City Jerusalem…the Zion Gate
One of the many sidewalks
A courtyard, look how clean
Another walkway winding through the city
One of the many underpasses to wak through
A display of the many wares for sale
A view of the Mount of Olives
The Western Wall
Another view of the Western Wall
The menorah on display, ready for use in the Third Temple
Lighting the second candle for the second night of Hanukkah.
The Light of the World!
The city gate and walkway on top…for the watchmen on the wall!
Dusk is falling…
A box on the outside of the wall . Happy Hanukkah!
These are in the middle of the roundabouts…they are everywhere!
Yummy…Hanukkah Sufganiyot (Jelly Doughnuts) ….symbolize the miracle of burning oil..