year, millions of visitors converge on Jerusalem's Old City. Tourists flock
from far and wide to walk the ancient streets and soak up the thousands of
years of history, culture and religious worship. The tradition of visiting
Jerusalem's Old City is almost as old as time itself. Two thousand years ago
thousands of pilgrims from across the globe would have made their way to the
Holy Temple which was the center of the Jewish world until it was destroyed in
Today The Treasures of the Temple Exhibit
offers a window into the Holy Temple and its rituals. Situated on Misgav Ladach
Street, in Jerusalem's Old City the exhibit showcases more than sixty sacred
vessels and priestly garments that were painstakingly recreated by the Temple Institute for use in the Holy Temple in
accordance with intricate biblical law. Each vessel is the culmination of years
of research and intensive work that brought together rabbis, artisans,
craftsmen, engineers and scientists. The
recently completed High Priest's robes which includes the gem stone ordained
breastplate is now on show. In addition the Temple Institute's half-ton solid
gold Menorah is on display overlooking the Western Wall Plaza and provides a
taste of some of the incredible Temple treasures to be found in the exhibit.
The Temple Institute has recently released a promotional video
which gives potential visitors a sneak preview of what's on offer from the
comfort of their own home.
The video can be views here: http://youtu.be/tB8W0cLM9uA
Treasures of the Temple Exhibit is open to the public
Sunday-Thursday from 9:00 AM till 5:00 PM, and Fridays from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM.