• July 30, 2021
  • 21 5781, Av
  • פרשת ויחי

The Beit Hamikdash in Our Time

The Beit Hamikdash in Our Time

How do we relate to the Beit Hamikdash today? Join Rabbi Dr. Stuart Fischman as he explores the halachic views on topics such as going up to Har Habayit and even bringing korbanot in today’s day and age.

June 30, 2021 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Beit Hamikdash in Our Time: The Significance of Beit haMikdash
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During this period of   בין המצרים we practice certain behaviors which are meant to reflect our mourning for the loss of Beit haMikdash.

Today we will discuss what it means to have lost the Beit haMikdash.

July 7, 2021 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Beit Hamikdash in Our Time: ascending to Har haBayit
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One of the more interesting topics in Halacha and l’havdil in the realm of geopolitics is entry of Jews into what is known as Har haBayit (or if you prefer the Haram al Sharif).

The Halachic questions deal with the sanctity of this area which was enclosed by the none-too-pious king Herod  a bit over 2000 years ago. There are certainly areas within this compound  which we may enter (the Waqf notwithstanding)  and there are certainly areas which we may not enter. So what to do is a question that many Poskim have addressed. We will discuss the fundamental issues of this subject today.

Rabbi Dr. Stuart Fischman graduated from Yeshiva University in 1980 and the dental school of Columbia University in 1985. In 1989 he began studying and teaching at Yeshivat Hamivtar and now studies and teaches at Yeshivat Machanaim in Efrat. He has rabbinic ordination from Rav Zalman Nechemia Goldberg.