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Temple Treasures Institute

The Institute was founded by Rabbi Yisrael Ariel who, as a paratrooper in 1967, found himself on the Temple Mount guarding the mosque as Jerusalem’s Old City returned to Jewish control.

Told by General Moshe Dayan that he was giving the Temple Mount back to the hands of the Wakf, the young idealist was quite shocked that the government wasn’t planning to rebuild the third Holy Temple.

A few years later, Rabbi Ariel decided to help move things along in a peaceful and educational manner, by teaching about the Holy Temple’s heritage through recreating the Temple vessels according to the traditional sources, with real gold, silver, and bronze.

Aside from the vessels, the Institute has a model of the second Temple, an audio-visual presentation, and a gallery of oil paintings depicting the daily service in the Temple.