The first Temple Jerusalem Convention took place at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center on Wednesday, aimed towards educating Christians about the relevance of the Jewish Temples to their belief. The focus is not only on the Biblical Temples but also on the future Third Temple written about in prophecies.
The most important commandment for the Jewish People besides living in the Land of Israel is the study of Torah. But numerous great sages over the millennia did not confine themselves solely to the Torah. Maimonides was a prominent physician; Hillel was a woodchopper; various Talmudic sages were tailors, farmers, cotton dealers, field laborers, builders, scribes, shoemakers, cattle raisers, silk merchants, beer brewers and even wine smellers.
According to the kabbalah (the ancient Jewish mysticism), Hebrew birthdays have the potential to be used as a roadmap for personal transformation and self-development. Within the Jewish calendar, each month and day of the week contains within it a mazal (good fortune or constellation) that can affect one’s potential.
Back in their respective countries, each share a love for Israel, are Shabbat and festival observant and “eat clean” similar to the strict Kashrut standards by which Orthodox Jews hold. But they did not grow up observing these traditions – many began as traditional Christians only to stumble on a Bible passage that sparked their interest in returning to the roots of the Christian tradition – the Hebrew Bible.