Jerusalem’s Old City is a destination for visitors that number in the millions annually. Thousands of years of history filled with culture and religious worship wait to be re-visited by both tourists and residents alike. In fact, the tradition of visiting Jerusalem’s Old City is almost as old as time itself. The Holy Temple was the center of the Jewish world and visited by thousand of pilgrims from every corner of the globe until its destruction in 70AD.
Today the Treasures of the Temple Exhibit offers visitors a glimpse into the Holy Temple and all of its rituals. Located on Misgav Ladach Street in Jerusalem’s Old City, the exhibit showcases more than sixty sacred vessels and priestly garments that were painstakingly recreated by the Temple Institute for use in the Holy Temple in accordance with intricate biblical law. Each vessel is the culmination of years of research and intensive work that brought together rabbis, artisans, craftsmen, engineers and scientists.
Recently the High Priest’s Robes exhibit was completed and includes the gen stone ordained breastplate. The Temple Institute also showcases a half-ton solid gold Menorah on display overlooking the Western Wall Plaza and providing a taste of some of the incredible Temple treasures to be found in the exhibit.
The Temple Institute recently released a promotional video that gives potential visitors a sneak preview of the exhibits that can be watched in the comfort of their own home or on YouTube at http://youtu.be/tB8W0cLM9uA. The exhibit is open to the public Sunday through Thursday from 9:00am until 5:00pm and on Fridays from 9:00am to 12:00pm.
Contact your ITC representative and add this inspiring destination to your itinerary.