Fifteen rabbis appealed to Prime Minister Netanyahu and Minister of National Security Ben-Gvir to allow the offering of the Passover sacrifice on the Temple Mount •
It is possible and obligatory to sacrifice the Passover sacrifce even before the building of the Temple.
The fifteen rabbis addressed a letter to Prime Minister Netanyahu and the Minister of National Security Itamar Ben-Gvir, calling for the gates of the Temple Mount to be opened on the upcoming 14th of Nissan, the eve of the Passover holiday – in order to allow the offering of the Passover sacrifice on the Temple Mount.
“We have been blessed by G-d’s grace that the place of the Temple is under Jewish control, and to the extent that the State of Israel sees the offering of the Passover sacrifice as a national interest first and foremost, as it should be, we will be able to offer the Passover sacrifice in its place and at its time despite all the difficulties,” the rabbis wrote in the letter.
Among the rabbis who signed the letter: Rabbi Yisrael Ariel, Head of the Temple Institute, Rabbi Yehuda Kroizer, Rabbi of the Yishuv Mitzpe Yericho, Rabbi Yair Frank, Rabbi of the Yishuv Amichai, and more.
In their letter, the rabbis also noted the halachic ruling throughout the generations, starting with the Tosafot rabbis and ending with the ruling of Chazon Ish 80 years ago, that the offering of the sacrifices does not depend on the building of the Temple, and therefore it is commanded to offer the Passover sacrifice even today.
The rabbis signed the letter with the call “to all who have it in their power to act and activate others for the renewal of the Passover sacrifice.” A copy of the letter was also sent to the Office of the Chief Rabbinate in Jerusalem.
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