Jerusalem will have a new mayor next week and more than any other election this year will decide the religious nature of Israel’s capital. The nascent Sanhedrin has addressed a letter to the two candidates emphasizing the role of the Third Temple in municipal current policy.
To commemorate Israel’s 70th anniversary, the Temple Organizations minted a Trump/Cyrus coin with Bible verses in Hebrew, English, and Arabic. They also extended an invitation to Putin and Iran to take their prophesied role in building the Temple in Jerusalem in the hope that returning the site to a focus of universal prayer will avert the possibility of war.
As tensions between Israel and Iran flare after an Israeli airstrike in Syria killed seven Iranian military personnel, one prominent Rabbi is reaching out to Iran as a partner in redemption, connecting with the country’s ancient Persian heritage that played an essential role in building the Second Temple.