The Temple Institute have released a video explaining why the Torah commandment of Korban Pessach is required this year in Jerusalem, even without the re-building of the Holy Temple.
Rabbi Chaim Richman, Co-Founder and International Director of the Temple Institute explained: “Despite the current political reality which makes it difficult for the people of Israel to conduct the actual Korban Pessach on the Temple Mount, nonetheless the commandment is still in force. It is still the very essence of Pessach.”
The Rabbi added: “Even within the Torah observant world, many people don’t realize the importance of this Mitzvah and the fact that we are still obligated to perform it. It is our hope that by presenting the sources in black and white, people will internalize the message and revitalize their Seders – and their consciousness – as to the preeminence of the Passover offering. In 2,000 years the Korban Pessach has never been more relevant than today, in the re-born State of Israel, fifty years after the liberation of the Temple Mount.” Concluding: “We all declare ‘Next Year in Jerusalem’ at the Passover seder – what we really mean is, ‘Next year may we bring the Passover offering!’ It is high time that we take our own words seriously.”