The Temple Institute to move soon to a new location

It is always worth visiting the Temple Institute when visiting the Old City of Jerusalem.

The Temple Institute is dedicated to every aspect of the Holy Temple of Jerusalem, and the central role it fulfilled, and will once again fulfill, in the spiritual wellbeing of both Israel and all the nations of the world. The Institute’s work touches upon the history of the Holy Temple’s past, an understanding of the present day, and the Divine promise of Israel’s future. The Institute’s activities include education, research, and development. The Temple Institute’s ultimate goal is to see Israel rebuild the Holy Temple on Mount Moriah in Jerusalem, in accord with the Biblical commandments.

The Institute announced that early this year they are moving to a new location, a couple of hundred meters from their present location on Misgav Ladach Street. This new site is located directly above the Herodian Quarter that was excavated by the late Prof. Nahman Avigad and which contains the remains of what was possibly the Palace of Annas the High Priest.

The Palatial Mansion. © Leen Ritmeyer

The Temple Institute is delighted to announce that after twenty five years of introducing visitors the world over to the sacred vessels of the Holy Temple and the dream, along with the practical measures being taken for rebuilding the Holy Temple, our headquarters will be moving in early 2013 to a new, expanded facility, which will include a brand new Visitors Center. Just a few hundred meters from our current location the new center will be located just above the Yehudah HaLevy stairs which lead from Jerusalem’s Old City Jewish Quarter down to the Western Wall Plaza facing the Temple Mount. The new exhibition will include a highly advanced, state of the art presentation of the Temple-ready sacred vessels created by the Institute, garments of the High Priest, oil-paintings depicting aspects of the Divine service of the Holy Temple and model of the Holy Temple Complex. Visitors will also be able to see a scaled-down stone altar, made in accordance with Torah law, transportable and completely ready for use on the Temple Mount.

Photo: Temple Institute

In the events section of their website they show a massive Laver being transported to the new premises:

The Laver is unloaded for transportation to the new location. Photo: Temple Institute

This post has many pictures showing how the Laver was made.

The exhibition space available will be three times as large as that at the current site. Below, we see one of the halls being prepared for future use:

Photo: Temple Institute


5 thoughts on “The Temple Institute to move soon to a new location”

  1. My wife and I will be visiting Jerusalem in April. Will the new visitor’s center be open by then? I didn’t see any reference as to when it would be open.

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