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What is the Western Wall?
A. The Western Wall, a.k.a. the Kotel (wall) or Wailing Wall1 , is the last remaining section of the Temple which sat atop Jerusalem's Mt. Moriah. It...

Why do we add extra holiday-days outside of Israel?
Good question. For example, the Torah itself says that we should have seven days of Passover (and one Seder), so why do the people outside the Land...

Why isn't there an effort underway to rebuild the Temple?
In Exodus1 it is said concerning the third temple "the sanctuary which Your hands, O Lord, have established."2 This is why the third temple will...

Does G-d care where I live?
1. Every Jew is commanded to live in the Land of Israel, and according to Nachmanides (Numbers 33:53) this mitzvah is counted as one of the 613...

Does the establishment of the State of Israel fulfill the Messianic Prophesies?
Jewish Law clearly indicates that the Messiah will be the one who will gather all the exiled Jews and rebuild the Temple, ushering in the Era of...

Any laws I should know before seeing the Kotel for the first time?
The following is an excerpt from the Code of Jewish Law, Orach Chayim ch. 561:"One who sees the [place of the] Holy Temple should say "Our holy...

Is there a Mitzvah to live in Israel?
“You shall clear out the Land and settle in it, for I have given you the Land to occupy it”.1 Nachmanides as well as other Biblical...

Is it permitted to visit the inside of the Temple Mount?
Since the Divine Presence is still present on the Temple Mount and the Temple area, all the laws prohibiting the ritually impure from accessing the Temple...

Which Mitzvahs are only observed in the Land of Israel?
– Practically all the Mitzvahs which pertain to agriculture are only practiced in Israel. Today, the laws of tithing produce are the most germane to...

Would the Holocaust Have Occurred If Israel Were Around?
Nobel Peace Laureate Elie Weisel was once asked whether the world had learned anything from the Holocaust. Wiesel responded, "Yes - that you can get...

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