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Writing for the Mt Zion Reporter, in an article entitled, The Building of the Temple - Jewish Views, Rabbi Mordechai HaCohen, a Jewish born scholar and author of various books on Rabbinics, Jewish History and Holy Places, records, Only Jews who were free from any impurity could enter the Temple, and long and detailed instructions as to purification are given in the Bible. Nowadays, the exact laws of ritual contamination are virtually void, and almost everyone considered to be ritually tainted. So much for entry into the area.

With respect to the reconstruction of the Temple and the resumption of the sacrificial services, the chief Rabbinate has chosen to forbid all action, on the grounds that halachic literature furnished no equivocal answer to those questions.

But one thing emerges unmistakeably. Although there are Jews who favour the rebuilding of the Temple and the resumption of the sacrifices at once, that is not likely to be the course of any Jewish action in the forseeable future.

Isaiah 66:3 He that killeth an ox as if he slew a man; he that sacrificeth a lamb, as if he cut off a dog's neck; he that offereth an oblation, as if he offered swine's blood; he that burneth incense, as if he blessed an idol. Yea, they have chosen their own ways, and their souls delighteth in their abominations.

Should a physical building be built in Jerusalem, God will certainly have nothing to do with it. The resumption of animal sacrifices is unthinkable. God turn His back on the blood of His own Son? The thought is absolutely repulsive. It is destable. It is an abomination!