Saturday, July 13, 2013

The components of a Beit haMikdash


"These are the essential elements of construction of the House [Beit haMikdash]: A sanctuary, a Holy of Holies, and a space called ulam in front of the sanctuary – together, these three constitute the heichal.

"A divider should surround the heichal, distant from the structures inside, like the wall surrounding the yard [of the Mishkan] in the wilderness. The space surrounded by that divider is like the yard of the ohel moed [Mishkan], and it is called azarah.

"Collectively, all of this is called Mikdash."

(Rambam, Mishneh Torah, Hilchot Beit haBechirah 1:5)

המצפה לישועה,

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