February 7, 2018

Har Habayit – A Special Project of Kehillat Menorat Hamaor

Kehillat Menorat Hamaor under the leadership of Rabbi Danny Myers is a leader in learning about the halachot of Har Habayit and putting into action what we learn.  We spent over a year each Shabbat afternoon learning the sources and Halachot of Makom Hamikash and ritual purity prior to ascending.  We ascend Har Bayit once each month often with interesting and knowledgeable experts to teach and guide us.  The photos below are from April 2017.

In July, 2017 we were honored to hear a shiur by Rabbi Pinchas Abramowitz  about the halachic significance of Makom Hamikdash and identification of the precise location of various sections of the Mikdash on Har Habayit, and their ramifications for us today.  Watch the full presentation HERE and watch the Q&A segment here.  Also, select this link to see the key slides from the shiur and select this link to see the 4 basic types of sources proving why we know where the Makom HaMikdash is:  1) Mesorah, 2) Comparison of rabbinic sources (Chazal) to topographical data, 3) the summit of the mountain and 4) archaeological findings

The following video shiur was posted in March, 2018 and describes why Har Habayit is NOT a tourist attraction:  If you go, then go consistently.  Here is why:  VIDEO SHIUR ON WHY HAR HABYIT IS NOT A TOURIST ATTRACTION