Thursday, June 16, 2005


Check this article from the Temple Institute - a place I visited while in Israel. Any insight from you prophecy junkies out there?:

Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz new head of 'Sanhedrin'

reprinted from The Jerusalem Post
21:55 Jun 06, '05 / 28 Iyar 5765
by Mati Wagner

Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz was elected the temporary president of a rabbinical body Monday that aspires to renew the Sanhedrin, Judaism's highest-ranking legal-religious tribunal.

The group of rabbis involved with reestablishing the Sanhedrin, a 71-man assembly of rabbis that convened adjacent to the Holy Temple before its destruction in 70 CE and outside Jerusalem until about 400 CE, also decided to take steps toward the rebuilding of the Holy Temple.

Historically, the Sanhedrin was the final arbiter on all halachic matters. Reestablishing the tribunal is aimed at ending religious in-fighting and facilitating unity.

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