“Then he said to me: O mortal, thus said Hashem: These are the directions for the mizbayach on the day it is erected, so that burnt offerings may be offered up on it and blood dashed against it.” Ezekiel 43:18 (The Israel Bible™)
Kohanim blow silver trumpets at the dedication of the altar for the Third Temple. (Credit: Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz Breaking Israel News)
On Monday, the Sanhedrin hosted the dedication of the altar for the Third Temple, marking the event with a full-dress reenactment of the Korban Tamidi (eternal offering).
The altar was made of aerated concrete and constructed on a metal frame specifically designed to be loaded on a flatbed truck. Though not ideal, it is entirely kosher for use in the Temple service.
Special vessels have also been prepared to be ready at a moment’s notice should the need arise to jumpstart the Temple service. The menorah in the photos below is constructed of wood. Though not ideal, it is kosher for use in the Temple and can be carried by one person. The laver is also kosher though it is significantly different than the Sea of Solomon that was used in the Temple to wash the hands and feet of the priests.
Mario Adolofo Bucaro Flores, the Ambassador of Guatemala was a guest of honor at the ceremony. Also present were the Ambassador of Honduras and Moshe Feiglin, head of the Zehut party and a former Member of Knesset,