Monday, November 21, 2011

Who builds the Third Temple? Part III


"Logically, the Temple will be built by human beings. Certainly, if the construction will precede the appearance of Davidic kings then it will be built by human beings. But even should we merit, speedily in our days, the appearance of a reigning king before construction of the Temple, it would still be logical for the Temple to be built by human hands, for the mitzvah of 'And build a house for Me' is fulfilled only if the Jews build it.

"Granted that Rashi and Tosafot wrote that in the future it will be built by Heaven… still, the initial action and construction will be via human beings, as Moshe initiated the erection of the mishkan when he stepped forward to put it up, and then it was erected as though on its own. The Tiferet Yisrael said further that Rashi and Tosafot meant that Gd would help, in a miraculous manner…"

(R' Yechiel Michel Tukaczinsky, Ir haKodesh v'haMikdash 5:1:4)

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