Priests Sacrifice Passover Lamb in Jerusalem

In elaborate ceremony overlooking Temple Mount, group of Jewish priests fulfills biblical commandment for Passover

By David Lazarus | | Topics: Passover, Temple Mount
Jewish priests prefrom a Passover Sacrifice 'practice' ceremony at the Old City of Jerusalem , on April 15, 2019. During the Temple times, the focus of the Jewish holiday of Passover "Pesach sacrifice." Every family large enough to consume a young lamb or Wild Goat was required to offer one for sacrifice at the Jewish Temple. Today, in the absence of the Temple, the mitzvah of the Passover Sacrifice is memorialized in the form of symbolic food placed on the Passover Seder Plate, which is usually a roasted shankbone. The Temple Institute is dedicated to every aspect of the Biblical commandment to build the Temple on Mount Moriah (the Temple Mount) in Jerusalem. Photo by Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90 *** Local Caption *** ??? ????? ?? ?????? ?? Photo: Hadas Parush/Flash90

In accordance with the biblical commandment, priests from the Temple Institute sacrificed a Passover Lamb this year overlooking the Temple Mount in the ancient City of Jerusalem. 

During the Temple times, the focus of the Jewish holiday of Passover was the Sacrificial Lamb. Every family large enough to consume a young lamb or goat was required to make an offering at the Jewish Temple. 

Today, in the absence of the Temple, the commandment to offer the Passover Sacrifice is memorialized in the form of a roasted shank bone placed on the Passover Seder Plate. 

The Temple Institute is dedicated to rebuilding the Temple on Mount Moriah (the Temple Mount) in Jerusalem and its ceremonies in accordance with the biblical commandments. The Jerusalem-based group are preparing every aspect of Temple worship and “restoring the central role it fulfilled in the spiritual wellbeing of both Israel and all the nations of the world,” according to the group’s mandate. 

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