Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Korban Pesach

One of the advantages (?) of President Obama's visit to Israel is that according to Arutz Sheva:

The annual korban Pesach service will take place in a different location following a court petition. In previous years the ancient Jewish tradition was performed at the Tayelet promenade in Jerusalem overlooking the Temple Mount area. However this year the Veterinary Authority denied permission. Groups wishing to partake of the tradition filed a petition with the Jerusalem District Court in protest. It will now take place nearby in the Nof Zion neighborhood. Nof Zion is one of the newest neighborhoods in Jerusalem and is located on the southside.

The event will be attended by Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, Rabbi Shlomo Riskin and others. The ancient korban Pesach is described in the Torah and discussed every Passover in the Hagadah.

The Korban Pesach is the Passover sacrifice. Every year they do a demonstration sacrifice on the 10th of Nisan, so that people (even vegetarians) remember what the sacrifice will look like when the Temple is rebuilt (though when the Temple is rebuilt the sacrifice takes place on Erev Pesach).

I'm not sure what time the demonstration will happen, but I guess I'll just listen out for the bleating (or the arrival of all the Rabbis).

(I just found that according to this Hebrew website it will be at 3:30 pm.

See you there. Next year in Jerusalem.

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