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Episode: “Temple Plans”

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  • 00:16 BRETHREN, MY HEART'S DESIRE AND PRAYER TO GOD FOR ISRAEL IS THAT THEY MIGHT BE SAVED,
  • 00:24 FOR THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE JEWAND THE GREEK
  • 00:27 FOR THE SAME LORD OVER ALL IS RICH UNTO ALL THAT CALL UPON HIM.
  • 00:39 WITH DR. JEFFREY SEIF
  • 00:43 HEARTY SHALOM TO ALL OF YOU.
  • 00:46 JEFFREY SEIF HERE PLEASED TO WELCOME YOU TO ANOTHER EDITION OF ZOLA LEVITT PRESENTS.
  • 00:54 I AM THRILLED THAT YOU'RE WATCHING.
  • 00:58 IN FACT WHEN I WAS AT MITZPE, YERICHO
  • 01:02 WHERE THERE'S A COMMUNITY THAT'S REBUILDING AN ASPECT OF THE TEMPLE
  • 01:08 IN ORDER TO PREPARE PRIESTS FOR OFFERING SACRIFICES THEREIN
  • 01:13 I WAS AMAZED.
  • 01:16 YOU'RE GONNA BE AMAZED TOO AS YOU VISIT WITH A RABBI AND OTHERS
  • 01:21 THAT WILL GIVE US A WINDOW INTO CUTTING EDGE PROPHETIC EVENTS IN ISRAEL TODAY.
  • 01:29 OH THERE'S AN INTEREST IN THE REMANUFACTURE OF THE TEMPLE ON TOP OF JERUSALEM SO MUCH SO
  • 01:36 THERE'S AN ORGANIZATION THAT'S BENT ON HAVING A MODEL OF THE TEMPLE IN EVERY JEWISH HOME.
  • 01:42 WE'RE GOING TO MEET THOSE PEOPLE AND MORE.
  • 01:45 OFF WE GO FOR 30 MINUTES OF TELEVISION THAT YOU'RE GOING TO SAY IS INDEED WORTH WATCHING.
  • 01:54 (Interpreter) WE'RE BUILDING OVER HERE
  • 01:58 A REPLICA OF THE TEMPLE
  • 02:00 OF THE ALTAR IN THE TEMPLE
  • 02:03 WHICH WILL SERVE AS A SCHOOL FOR KOHANIM AND LEVITES,
  • 02:07 THE PRIESTS AND LEVITES WHO WORKED IN THE TEMPLE IN ORDER TO PREPARE THEM
  • 02:10 FOR WORK IN THE TEMPLE SERVICE IN JERUSALEM.
  • 02:14 (speaking hebrew)
  • 02:22 (Interpreter) OF COURSE IT STATES THAT THE RABBI IS A BLESSED MEMORY
  • 02:25 TO TEACH US THAT THERE WAS ALWAYS A CONNECTION
  • 02:27 BETWEEN JERICHO AND THE TEMPLE IN JERUSALEM.
  • 02:30 MANY ASPECTS OF THE TEMPLE SERVICE COULD ACTUALLY BE HEARD IN JERICHO ITSELF.
  • 02:35 SO IT SEEMS THAT THE ATMOSPHERE HERE IN MITZVE, YERICHO
  • 02:39 IS AN ATMOSPHERE WHICH GIVES THE INSPIRATION
  • 02:42 IN ORDER TO TAKE UPON A PROJECT SUCH AS THIS.
  • 02:48 (speaking hebrew)
  • 02:54 (Interpreter) AND RABBI POINTS OUT THAT ISAIAH THE PROPHET TEACHES US
  • 02:56 THAT THE TEMPLE IS NOT
  • 02:57 JUST A TEMPLE
  • 02:59 JUST FOR THE JEWISH PEOPLE
  • 03:00 BUT FOR THE ENTIRE WORLD...
  • 03:02 IT'S FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE ENTIRE WORLD.
  • 03:03 AND THE MESSAGE THAT HAS TO GO OUT IS THAT THIS PROJECT OVER HERE HAS IMPORTANCE
  • 03:07 NOT ONLY TO THE JEWS LIVING IN THE LAND OF ISRAEL
  • 03:10 BUT TO THE ENTIRE WORLD.
  • 03:15 A LOOK AT BIBLE TEACHING AS AN EFFECT BRINGING AN OLD STORY TO LIFE
  • 03:20 PUTTING JEWISH EYES ON THE BIBLICAL DRAMA
  • 03:23 AND TELLING THE STORY AFRESH.
  • 03:26 IT'S COMING OUT OF THE EARTH IN ISRAEL TODAY
  • 03:28 AS PEOPLE ARE DIGGING UP THE PAST.
  • 03:30 I'M THRILLED TO GO THERE
  • 03:31 AND YOU'RE GOING TO GO WITH ME THERE AND NOT WITH ME ALONE.
  • 03:35 DAVID DOLAN IS GOING TO INTERVIEW AN ARCHAEOLOGIST
  • 03:40 RIGHT ON THE SITE WHERE THEY'RE PULLING TREASURES OUT OF THE EARTH.
  • 03:44 WHETHER IT'S THE TEMPLE IN ONE PART OF JERUSALEM
  • 03:48 OR OTHER ANTIQUITIES IN OTHERS
  • 03:49 IT'S ALL ABOUT A NATION BEING REBORN
  • 03:52 AND THE REBIRTH OF A STORY...
  • 03:54 A BIBLE STORY THAT WE ARE PLEASED TO BRING TO YOU AFRESH.
  • 04:02 IN THE GOSPELS
  • 04:03 JESUS IS ON RECORD SAYING
  • 04:04 THAT THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS LIKE
  • 04:06 SOMEONE WHO STUMBLED UPON TREASURE IN A FIELD
  • 04:09 WHO WENT AND COVIED UP THE TREASURE,
  • 04:11 PURCHASED THE FIELD
  • 04:13 AND THEN LAID CLAIM TO IT.
  • 04:16 AND SPEAKING OF TREASURE IN A FIELD
  • 04:18 IT'S SO MUCH THE CASE IN ISRAEL TODAY
  • 04:20 WHERE YOU CAN JUST PUT A SHOVEL IN THE GROUND
  • 04:22 AND PRESTO YOU'RE DIGGING UP HISTORY
  • 04:24 AND THIS IS VERY MUCH THE CASE HERE RIGHT OUTSIDE OF THE CROWN PLAZA HOTEL
  • 04:29 WHERE THEY WERE WORKING AT EXPANSION
  • 04:31 AND BINGO ALL OF A SUDDEN THEY HAVE QUITE THE PAYLOAD.
  • 04:34 BEHIND ME...SEVENTY OR SO INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE WORKING INDEFATIGABLY
  • 04:38 TO UNCOVER A SITE THAT GOES BACK GENERATIONS BEFORE JESUS' ERA AND THEN DURING.
  • 04:44 IT'S REALLY QUITE FASCINATING.
  • 04:47 IT'S A PLEASURE FOR ME TO BE ABLE TO TAKE YOU HERE
  • 04:50 AND ALL KINDS OF PLACES IN ISRAEL THAT WE THINK REALLY ARE ON THE CUTTING EDGE.
  • 04:57 AND WHAT DO I MEAN BY THAT?
  • 04:59 LIFE IS DYNAMIC IF IT'S BEING LIVED...IT'S NOT STATIC.
  • 05:04 PEOPLE KIND OF INSTITUTIONALIZE AND CRYSTALLIZE
  • 05:07 BUT WE'VE GOT TO KEEP PUSHING BACK THE BOUNDARIES OF KNOWLEDGE AND LIVING
  • 05:11 AND GROWING AND LEARNING AND BEING
  • 05:13 AND IT'S ALL PART OF THE GAME OF AUTHENTIC LIVING.
  • 05:16 AT ZOLA LEVITT MINISTRIES WE'RE ALL ABOUT TRYING TO BE AT THAT CUTTING EDGE
  • 05:21 AND LITERALLY THE CUTTING EDGE HERE IS ON EVERY SPADE
  • 05:24 THAT'S GOING INTO THE GROUND AS I SPEAK
  • 05:27 AS PEOPLE ARE LABORING TO BRING TO LIFE THE STORY OF BYGONE ERAS...
  • 05:33 STORIES THAT DOVETAIL WITH BIBLICAL STORY
  • 05:36 AND PROVE UP THE FACT THAT THE SCRIPTURE IS A BELIEVABLE SOURCE.
  • 05:40 AND HERE WE ARE LABORING TO TELL THAT STORY IN DIFFERENT WAYS
  • 05:44 AND ON THIS DAY HERE IN JERUSALEM
  • 05:47 WE'RE DIGGING UP COINS AND POTS
  • 05:49 ALL OF WHICH ARE PUZZLE PIECES THAT FILL IN THE STORY OF THE BIBLICAL DRAMA.
  • 05:55 LET ME SAY BEFORE I BREAK AWAY...
  • 05:57 THANK YOU FOR SENDING ME TO DO THAT WORK.
  • 06:01 YOU'RE IN YOUR HOME RIGHT NOW WATCHING CHRISTIAN TELEVISION
  • 06:03 CAUSE YOU'RE INTERESTED IN A BIBLICAL VIEW OF ISRAEL
  • 06:07 THAT TAKES YOU THERE RIGHT ON THE GROUND
  • 06:10 AND YOUR DONATIONS HELP US TO DO THIS...
  • 06:12 THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU...
  • 06:13 WE APPRECIATE THE GIFTS.
  • 06:15 SPEAKING OF GIFTS...
  • 06:17 PLENTY GIFTS HERE THAT ARE BEING UNCOVERED ON AN HOURLY BASIS IN JERUSALEM.
  • 06:26 YOU'RE AN ARCHAEOLOGIST
  • 06:27 WORKING HERE IN JERUSALEM
  • 06:28 CONNECTED TO THE GOVERNMENT.
  • 06:29 TELL US A BIT MORE
  • 06:30 ABOUT YOUR POSITION.
  • 06:32 THE ISRAEL ANTIQUITIES AUTHORITIES,
  • 06:33 THE STATUTORY GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION
  • 06:36 INVOLVED IN THE PROTECTION OF ANTIQUITIES
  • 06:38 IN THE STATE OF ISRAEL.
  • 06:39 MY WORK IS INVOLVED WITH THE PROTECTION
  • 06:41 OF ANTIQUITIES IN JERUSALEM ITSELF
  • 06:43 WORKING WITH THE PLANNERS
  • 06:45 TO MAKE SURE THAT AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE
  • 06:47 BUILDINGS ARE BUILT IN SUCH A WAY
  • 06:49 TO REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF DAMAGE TO ANTIQUITIES
  • 06:52 AND ALSO TO DISPLAY THE ANTIQUITY SITES
  • 06:54 FOR OURSELVES AS SCIENTISTS,
  • 06:56 AS ARCHAEOLOGISTS
  • 06:57 AND ALSO FOR THE PUBLIC.
  • 06:58 SO THOSE ARE THE CENTRAL ASPECTS OF MY WORK.
  • 07:01 WE'RE SITTING HERE IN A DIG OBVIOUSLY...
  • 07:03 IT'S AT THE BASE OF ONE OF JERUSALEM'S LARGEST HOTELS,
  • 07:06 THE CROWN PLAZA.
  • 07:08 IS IT MANDATORY FOR SUCH A DIG TO TAKE PLACE?
  • 07:11 THEY'RE BUILDING A PARKING LOT I UNDERSTAND.
  • 07:14 YES EVERY PERSON WHO WANTS TO BUILD A NEW BUILDING
  • 07:16 HAS TO GET PERMISSION OF THE ANTIQUITIES AUTHORITY WITHIN THE CITY OF JERUSALEM.
  • 07:19 JERUSALEM OBVIOUSLY IS AN ANCIENT CITY THOUSANDS OF YEARS OLD
  • 07:23 AND SO ALMOST EVERY PLACE YOU EXCAVATE TO WORK OVER HERE
  • 07:27 YOU CAN EXPECT THAT YOU WILL FIND ANTIQUITIES.
  • 07:29 SO EVERY PLANNER WHO WANTS TO BUILD OVER HERE
  • 07:31 FIRST OF ALL COMES TO THE ANTIQUITIES AUTHORITY,
  • 07:33 GETS OUR COMMENTS
  • 07:34 AND THEN INCLUDES THE ASPECTS OF THE ANTIQUITIES
  • 07:38 WITHIN HIS PLANNING OF THE BUILDING.
  • 07:40 IN THIS CASE THE PLAN IS TO BUILD A HUGE CAR PARK OVER HERE
  • 07:44 AND AS THEY WERE WORKING THEY CAME ACROSS THESE FINDS
  • 07:47 FINDS WE HAD A GOOD IDEA THEY WERE HERE IN THE FIRST PLACE.
  • 07:50 WE'RE NOW SITTING INSIDE A KILN,
  • 07:53 A POTTERY KILN FROM THE HELLENISTIC PERIOD
  • 07:58 FROM THE SECOND CENTURY B.C.
  • 08:00 ACTUALLY IN THIS AREA OF JERUSALEM WAS USED
  • 08:03 IN THE PAST FOR THE PRODUCTION OF CERAMIC VESSELS.
  • 08:07 OVER HERE WE HAVE CERAMIC VESSELS FROM THE HERODIAN PERIOD,
  • 08:11 FROM THE FIRST AND SECOND TEMPLES.
  • 08:14 AND ALSO WE HAVE FINDS OVER HERE
  • 08:16 WHICH ARE DATED TO THE TIMES OF THE ROMAN LEGION IN JERUSALEM.
  • 08:19 THIS IS THE PLACE WHERE THE LOGISTICAL CAMP OF THE ROMAN LEGION WAS LOCATED
  • 08:22 AND HERE THEY MADE THE CERAMICS FOR THE ARMY
  • 08:25 DURING THEIR TIME IN JERUSALEM
  • 08:27 FROM THE FIRST CENTURY RIGHT UP UNTIL THE FOURTH CENTURY.
  • 08:31 THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY GOES SO FAR AS TO SAY
  • 08:35 THAT THERE IS NO EVIDENCE THAT THERE WAS A JEWISH TEMPLE EVER
  • 08:39 ON WHAT WE CALL THE TEMPLE MOUNT
  • 08:41 IN THE CENTER OF THE OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM.
  • 08:44 THERE IS PROOF ISN'T THERE?
  • 08:46 YOU FOUND A LOT OF THAT.
  • 08:49 WELL OF COURSE THE TEMPLE MOUNT ITSELF
  • 08:50 HAS NEVER BEEN EXCAVATED
  • 08:52 AND SO DIRECT ARCHAEOLOGICAL PROOF FROM WITHIN THE TEMPLE
  • 08:54 IS SOMETHING WE ONLY WOULD ACCOUNT
  • 08:57 IF ARCHAEOLOGY WERE ACTUALLY AVAILABLE TO US.
  • 09:00 BUT ON THE OTHER HAND
  • 09:02 IN THE AREAS AROUND THE TEMPLE MOUNT
  • 09:03 THERE IS VERY, VERY CLEAR EVIDENCE OF THE TEMPLE MOUNT ITSELF
  • 09:06 AND OF THE TEMPLE
  • 09:08 FROM THE SIGNS THAT WERE PLACED DURING THE TIME OF HEROD
  • 09:10 TO PREVENT THE ENTRY OF THE GENTILES INTO THE TEMPLE MOUNT ITSELF,
  • 09:14 SIGNS WHICH WE FOUND DURING ARCHAEOLOGICALLY EXCAVATIONS IN THE PAST
  • 09:18 WHICH THE FINDS THAT WERE EXCAVATED
  • 09:20 BY THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY TO THE SOUTH AND TO THE WEST OF THE TEMPLE SITES FOR EXAMPLE
  • 09:26 INCLUDING THE ANCIENT RITUAL BATHS THAT PEOPLE USED FOR GOING OUT TO THE TEMPLE MOUNT,
  • 09:31 INSCRIPTIONS ANNOUNCING THAT THIS IS THE PLACE OF TRUMPETING
  • 09:35 WHICH IS AN IMPORTANT INSCRIPTION
  • 09:38 AND ALTOGETHER THE WHOLE FRAMEWORK OF THE TEMPLE MOUNT ITSELF,
  • 09:40 THE OUTER WALLS WHICH FALL DIRECTLY INTO THE LITERARY SOURCES YOU HAVE FROM THE PERIOD.
  • 09:44 THERE IS NO QUESTION THAT THIS WAS THE TEMPLE MOUNT
  • 09:47 AND THERE IS NO QUESTION THAT THE TEMPLE WAS THERE
  • 09:50 AND OF COURSE THE CLAIMS TO THE OPPOSITE ARE JUST POLITICALLY BASED CLAIMS,
  • 09:54 NOT BASED ON AN ACADEMICALLY OR SCIENTIFICALLY BASED THEORY
  • 09:58 BUT BECAUSE OF THE PHYSICAL IMPACT THAT THEY HAVE.
  • 10:05 (Jeff speaking) DESPITE THE DIFFICULTIES AT THE TEMPLE MOUNT
  • 10:08 ARCHAEOLOGY THRIVES AT THE NEARBY CITY OF DAVID
  • 10:13 WHERE THE POOL OF SILOAM HAS RECENTLY BEEN UNEARTHED
  • 10:17 WHICH WILL BE THE SUBJECT OF ONE OF OUR UPCOMING PROGRAMS.
  • 10:21 THE PURPOSE OF ARCHAEOLOGY OF COURSE IS TO PIECE TOGETHER THE PUZZLING PAST.
  • 10:27 NOT FAR FROM THE CONTENTIOUS TEMPLE MOUNT
  • 10:30 THE PIECES OF ANOTHER KIND OF PUZZLE HAVE COME TOGETHER
  • 10:34 AT THE MAMILLA SHOPPING CENTER.
  • 10:39 WE'RE JUST OUT SIDE OF THE OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM
  • 10:41 IN WHAT USED TO BE A VERY, VERY, VERY DANGEROUS PART OF TOWN.
  • 10:47 IN FACT AS ISRAELIS MADE THEIR WAY AROUND HERE IN WHAT WAS CALLED MILA,
  • 10:52 A JORDANIAN SNIPER FIRED AWAY.
  • 10:56 AND SO ONCE UPON A TIME THIS WAS NOT THE PLACE TO BE.
  • 11:00 THAT WAS THEN BUT THIS IS NOW.
  • 11:03 WHEN THIS AREA WAS REBUILT
  • 11:06 INDIVIDUALS TOOK SUCH PAINS TO TRY AND COMBINE THE OLD WITH THE NEW,
  • 11:10 IN FACT THAT'S WHY WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE STONES THEY'RE NUMBERED AROUND HERE...AND WHY IS THAT?
  • 11:15 BECAUSE WHEN THEY BUILT UP THIS PALATIAL, SPACIOUS MALL
  • 11:19 THEY WANTED TO MAKE SURE AND RECONSTRUCT THE STONES FROM THE PREVIOUS ERA
  • 11:25 GOING BACK WELL OVER A HUNDRED YEARS.
  • 11:27 AND SO WE SEE IN THIS SHOP AND OTHERS LIKE IT,
  • 11:30 STILL IT'S SO VERY NEW IT'S JUST COME BACK UP...
  • 11:33 YOU CAN STILL THE NUMBERING OF THE STONES.
  • 11:36 IT'S KIND OF LIKE A PUZZLE THE WAY THEY PUT IT ALL TOGETHER AGAIN.
  • 11:39 ONE OF THE THINGS THAT'S BEAUTIFUL ABOUT ISRAEL,
  • 11:42 AND THERE ARE A NUMBER OF THINGS THAT ARE BEAUTIFUL ABOUT ISRAEL,
  • 11:44 IT'S A VIBRANT CULTURE
  • 11:46 AND THERE'S THIS PENSION FOR COMBINING THE OLD WITH THE NEW.
  • 11:51 AND NEW IT IS.
  • 11:53 YOU CAN SEE THAT WE'RE NOW AT A PLACE THAT'S REALLY QUITE UPSCALE
  • 11:56 AS ISRAELIS, AS VISITORS TO THE COUNTRY ROUND ABOUT COME HERE AND SHOP.
  • 12:02 AND OH WE'RE THRILLED THAT THE CROWDS ARE COMING.
  • 12:07 YOU MIGHT WANT TO CONSIDER JOINING PILGRIMS AS WELL
  • 12:09 AND COME HERE AND EXPERIENCE ISRAEL, THE OLD AND THE NEW.
  • 12:15 THERE REALLY IS SOMETHING HERE FOR YOU.
  • 12:18 ISRAEL IS SO VERY MYSTERIOUS.
  • 12:20 IT HAS BEEN BECKONING PEOPLE FOR MILLENNIA.
  • 12:25 I KNOW THAT AS I'VE BEEN COMING HERE
  • 12:28 IT'S SUCH A THRILL TO SEE AREAS RESURRECT
  • 12:32 AND THIS IS ONE OF THEM NOW
  • 12:34 WHERE WE HAVE THE OLD AND THE NEW,
  • 12:36 THE MODERN AND THE ANCIENT
  • 12:38 ALL COMING TOGETHER IN THE MIRACLE THAT IS ISRAEL.
  • 12:51 FOR INSIGHTFUL PERSPECTIVES OF ISRAEL AND BIBLE PROPHECY
  • 12:55 ASK FOR OUR FREE MONTHLY NEWS LETTER "THE LEVITT LETTER".
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  • 13:03 OUR CORRESPONDENCE COURSE, "THE INSTITUTE FOR JEWISH CHRISTIAN STUDIES" INCLUDES
  • 13:08 READING PACKETS, TEACHINGS CDs, AND MAIL-IN TESTS.
  • 13:11 YOU MAY WANT TO JOIN US ON AN UPCOMING TOUR OF ISRAEL OR PETRA
  • 13:15 OR CRUISE THE MEDITERRANEAN VISITING GREECE AND EPHESUS.
  • 13:18 PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION.
  • 13:21 WOULD YOU SAY THAT EVERYBODY AND ANYBODY
  • 13:24 THAT WANTS TO MAKE THE TRIP TO ISRAEL SHOULD DO SO?
  • 13:26 YES, IT IS WORTH THE TRIP.
  • 13:28 IT IS WORTH THE TIME.
  • 13:30 IT IS WORTH THE MONEY.
  • 13:32 YOU SAY THIS WITH PASSION.
  • 13:33 OH I TELL YOU
  • 13:35 I'M SO HAPPY THAT I CAME.
  • 13:37 IT'S JUST SUCH A PRIVILEGE
  • 13:39 TO BE ABLE TO COME
  • 13:42 WHERE OUR LORD WAS BORN AND CRUCIFIED
  • 13:45 AND WAS RISEN.
  • 13:51 I DON'T KNOW WHETHER IT'S BECAUSE I'M JEWISH BY BIRTH,
  • 13:55 A FOLLOWER OF YESHUA, JESUS, BY REBIRTH...
  • 13:59 I KNOW NOT THE REASON.
  • 14:00 ALL I KNOW IS THAT THERE'S PART OF ME THAT ORIENTS TO JERUSALEM
  • 14:06 AND THE TEMPLE MOUNT.
  • 14:07 WHEN I GO...I GO THERE TO THE WESTERN WALL AND PRAY.
  • 14:12 THERE'S SO MANY PRAYERS THAT ARE DIRECTED TOWARDS JERUSALEM.
  • 14:15 THERE'S SPECIAL THINGS THAT ARE EMERGING TODAY.
  • 14:19 IF YOU'D LIKE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MIRACLE THAT IS ISRAEL TODAY
  • 14:23 BY ALL MEANS COME WITH US.
  • 14:25 CALL 1-800-WONDERS
  • 14:29 GET THE BALL ROLLING
  • 14:31 DON'T JUST SEE JERUSALEM WITH ME
  • 14:33 BREATHE THE AIR THERE.
  • 14:37 INTERESTING THINGS ARE HAPPENING THERE.
  • 14:40 THE OFFER IN OUR PROGRAM TODAY WILL BE A SERIES THAT THE LATE ZOLA LEVITT DID
  • 14:45 CALLED "THE TEMPLE".
  • 14:48 OH YOU NEED TO BE ABREAST OF WHAT'S HAPPENING
  • 14:51 AND WE WANT TO TAKE YOU THERE.
  • 14:54 IF YOU CAN'T TRAVEL...SEE.
  • 14:56 YOU CAN CALL 1-800-WONDERS
  • 14:59 AND YOU CAN ORDER "THE TEMPLE" WITH THE LATE ZOLA LEVITT.
  • 15:03 SIMILARLY WE HAVE BOOKS THAT I'VE WRITTEN, ZOLA AND OTHERS
  • 15:08 THAT WE COMMEND TO YOU WHEN YOU CALL 1-800-WONDERS
  • 15:11 YOU CAN ASK FOR OUR CATALOG.
  • 15:13 NOT ONLY THAT
  • 15:14 WE HAVE A MAGAZINE THAT WE SEND OUT TO YOU MONTHLY.
  • 15:18 IT'S YOURS FOR THE ASKING.
  • 15:20 CALL 1-800-WONDERS.
  • 15:22 GO TO OUR WEBSITE WWW.LEVITT.COM
  • 15:27 WE LIKE TO BRING YOU GREAT STORIES IN PRINT
  • 15:31 AND WE LIKE TO BRING YOU GREAT INTERVIEWS THAT WILL IMPRINT INTO YOUR CEREBRAL CORTEX.
  • 15:38 IMAGES THAT YOU WON'T LONG FORGET...
  • 15:42 THEY'LL ABIDE WITH YOU FOR THE LONGEST.
  • 15:45 THIS NEXT ONE COMING UP IS A FOLLOW UP TO OUR INITIAL INTERVIEW ON THIS PROGRAM.
  • 15:50 YOU'RE GOING TO BE AMAZED WHAT'S HAPPENING IN AND AROUND JERUSALEM
  • 15:56 AS PRIESTS ARE GEARING UP TO TRAIN UP GENERATIONS OF PRIESTS
  • 16:01 THAT THEY MIGHT LEARN HOW TO OFFICIATE SACRIFICES IN A REBUILT TEMPLE.
  • 16:11 THIS IS ONE OF THE MORE FASCINATING INTERVIEWS I'VE HAD OPPORTUNITY TO BE ENGAGED IN YEARS.
  • 16:17 I'M HERE WITH LEVI CHAZAN AT A FAMOUS PLACE.
  • 16:21 HOW ARE YOU DOING MR. CHAZAN?
  • 16:23 VERY WELL THANK YOU.
  • 16:24 CAN YOU TELL US WHERE WE ARE
  • 16:26 AND WHAT YOU'RE DOING HERE?
  • 16:28 OKAY,
  • 16:29 WE'RE LOCATED ABOUT 20 MINUTES
  • 16:30 OUT OF JERUSALEM
  • 16:31 IN A SETTLEMENT CALLED "MIZPAH JERICHO"
  • 16:34 WHICH IS RIGHT OUTSIDE OF JERICHO, OVERLOOKS JERICHO.
  • 16:38 AND WHAT WE HAVE ESTABLISHED OVER HERE
  • 16:42 AND WHAT WILL BE ON ITS PREMISES
  • 16:43 IS A FIELD SCHOOL
  • 16:45 THAT IS GOING TO BE THE PREPARATIONS
  • 16:48 FOR THE BEGINNING OF THE THIRD TEMPLE.
  • 16:50 IN THIS FIELD SCHOOL IT IS VERY UNIQUE.
  • 16:52 WE WILL TRAIN PRIESTS AND KOHANIM, LEVITES,
  • 16:56 IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THEIR WORK IN THE TEMPLE SERVICE IN JERUSALEM.
  • 17:01 NOW I THINK THIS IS A FASCINATING STORY.
  • 17:03 YOU LIVE IT AND BREATHE IT
  • 17:05 AND PARTICIPATE IN IT DAY AFTER DAY.
  • 17:08 SO IT'S JUST...
  • 17:10 I'M NOT SAYING IT'S PEDESTRIAN OR MUNDANE,
  • 17:12 IT CERTAINLY ISN'T,
  • 17:13 BUT TO THINK FOR A MOMENT...
  • 17:15 THERE'S A VISION TO RE-GATHER THE PRIESTHOOD,
  • 17:18 TO BUILD A SCHOOL, TO TRAIN, TO PREPARE FOR SACRIFICES...
  • 17:22 THAT'S INCREDIBLE.
  • 17:24 YOU HAVE TO REALIZE
  • 17:25 THAT THE JEWISH PEOPLE HAVE BEEN OUT OF TOUCH FOR THE LAST 2,000 YEARS,
  • 17:29 NOT ONLY SEPARATED FROM THEIR LAND,
  • 17:31 BUT SEPARATED FROM THEIR SERVICE.
  • 17:33 AND A GREAT ASPECT OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE'S SERVICE,
  • 17:37 WHICH IS LISTED IN THE BIBLE,
  • 17:38 IS THE SERVICE WHICH TOOK PLACE IN THE TEMPLE IN JERUSALEM.
  • 17:42 IT WAS A MAIN, MAIN PART OF THE JEWISH PEOPLES LIVES,
  • 17:45 THEIR CYCLE, THEIR HOLIDAYS WHENEVER IT WAS,
  • 17:48 EVERYTHING CENTERED AROUND THE TEMPLE IN JERUSALEM.
  • 17:51 JEWISH PEOPLE HAVE BEEN OUT OF TOUCH WITH THAT.
  • 17:54 THEY'VE BEEN AWAY FROM THAT...
  • 17:56 THEY'VE BEEN REMOVED FROM ANYTHING REMOTELY RESEMBLING ANY TYPE OF SERVICE IN THE TEMPLE
  • 18:02 AND WHAT WE'RE DOING OVER HERE
  • 18:03 IS TO GET THEM RENEWED WITH THIS WORK,
  • 18:07 TO PREPARE THEM IN ORDER TO TEACH THEM
  • 18:09 ALL THE ASPECTS OF THE TEMPLE SERVICE ITSELF,
  • 18:13 WHAT THEY HAVE TO DO,
  • 18:13 WHERE THEY HAVE TO GO
  • 18:15 AND WE ARE PLANNING HERE TO RAISE A GENERATION OF PRIESTS AND LEVITES
  • 18:20 THAT WILL BE ABLE WHEN THE TIME COMES
  • 18:22 TO WORK IN THE TEMPLE SERVICE IN JERUSALEM.
  • 18:25 MR. CHAZAN, WHAT ARE THE LINES HERE ALL ABOUT
  • 18:27 AND WHAT'S UP WITH THE STONES?
  • 18:29 WELL THIS IS ACTUALLY WHERE THE GROUND BREAKING WAS DONE A FEW DAYS AGO.
  • 18:35 AND THIS IS BASICALLY THE BASE OF THE ALTAR ITSELF.
  • 18:38 THE FIRST STAGE OF THE FIELD SCHOOL IS TO BUILD THE ALTAR.
  • 18:42 THAT'S THE MOST IMPORTANT ASPECT OF THE FIELD SCHOOL.
  • 18:44 AND WHAT YOU SEE OVER HERE IS THE LINE MARKINGS,
  • 18:47 IS EXACTLY WHERE THE SITE OF THE ALTAR WILL BE.
  • 18:50 AND SO WHAT WE'VE DONE OVER HERE
  • 18:51 IS STARTED CONSTRUCTION ON THE ALTAR
  • 18:54 AND THAT'S THE PILE THAT YOU CAN SEE OVER THERE WITH THE HOLE AND IS ACTUALLY...
  • 18:58 IT'S ACTUALLY VERY HISTORICAL
  • 19:00 BECAUSE WHEN KING DAVID FIRST CAME TO JERUSALEM
  • 19:03 THE FIRST THING THAT HE DID,
  • 19:04 OUR RABBIS OF BLESSED MEMORY TEACH US,
  • 19:07 IS THAT HE DUG UNDER THE TEMPLE MOUNT ITSELF
  • 19:10 IN ORDER TO ESTABLISH THE OUTLET FOR THE WINE AND WATER LIBATIONS
  • 19:16 WHICH WERE POURED ON THE ALTAR.
  • 19:18 ON TOP OF THE ALTAR THERE WAS TUNNELS WHICH LED UNDERGROUND
  • 19:23 THAT KING DAVID HIMSELF ACTUALLY DUG THOSE TUNNELS OUT IN ORDER TO PREPARE IT.
  • 19:25 SO THE FIRST STAGE THAT WE'VE DONE
  • 19:27 IS ALSO MADE A HOLE IN THE GROUND
  • 19:30 IN ORDER TO PREPARE OUR MODEL OVER HERE FOR THE WINE AND WATER LIBATIONS.
  • 19:36 I AM ASTOUNDED.
  • 19:38 A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO
  • 19:39 THE NEWS CREWS WERE HERE ADVERTISING A STORY...
  • 19:41 THERE WAS SOME GROUND BREAKING...
  • 19:44 I CAN STILL SEE THE CHALK LINES HERE
  • 19:46 WHERE THE MITZBE'ACH,
  • 19:47 WHERE THE ALTAR IS GOING TO BE.
  • 19:49 FASCINATING!
  • 19:51 WHAT DO YOU HAVE HERE?
  • 19:52 WE HAVE OVER HERE A MODEL
  • 19:54 WHICH IS ONE OF THE PROJECTS OF OUR NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION.
  • 19:58 AND OUR GOAL OVER HERE WITH THIS MODEL,
  • 20:00 THIS WOODEN MODEL
  • 20:02 IS ACTUALLY TO PRODUCE A MODEL WHICH PEOPLE COULD AFFORD.
  • 20:06 AND OUR GOAL IS TO HAVE EVERY JEWISH HOME
  • 20:08 IS TO HAVE A TEMPLE MODEL IN THERE HOUSE
  • 20:10 IN ORDER TO AWAKEN THEIR DESIRE FOR REBUILDING THE TEMPLE
  • 20:13 IN ITS PROPER PLACE IN JERUSALEM.
  • 20:15 SO THE VISION HERE IS "EVERY HOME"
  • 20:17 JUST LIKE THERE'S A SEDAKA BOX AT EVERY SHABBOS TABLE,
  • 20:19 TO HAVE RIGHT NEXT TO IT A MODEL OF THE BEIT HAMIKDASH.
  • 20:23 THAT'S CORRECT... THAT'S CORRECT.
  • 20:24 EVERY HOME TO HAVE A TEMPLE MODEL
  • 20:26 AND IN THIS WAY WE HOPE THAT THE JEWS WILL HAVE A DESIRE TO REBUILD THE TEMPLE IN JERUSALEM
  • 20:30 WHERE IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE.
  • 20:31 WHAT DO YOU HAVE UNDERNEATH IT
  • 20:33 IF I CAN HOLD?
  • 20:34 SURE...THESE ARE THE BLUEPRINTS OF THE FIELD SCHOOL.
  • 20:37 YOU SEE OVER HERE
  • 20:39 THIS IS THE HILL THAT'S RIGHT BEHIND US
  • 20:42 WITH THE ONE TO ONE SCALE OF THE TEMPLE AND THE ALTAR INSIDE OF IT.
  • 20:47 AND WHAT WE'RE BUILDING OVER HERE THE MODEL,
  • 20:49 YOU HAVE TO REALIZE,
  • 20:50 THIS IS NOT JUST A SMALL VERSION OF IT,
  • 20:52 THIS IS ACTUALLY ONE TO ONE SCALE OF THE SAME TEMPLE
  • 20:55 WHICH WAS IN JERUSALEM 2,000 YEARS WHICH STOOD THERE.
  • 21:00 WE'RE TALKING ABOUT A BUILDING WHICH IS ABOUT 20 STORIES HIGH.
  • 21:04 JUST THE ALTAR ITSELF IS 5 METERS AND IT'S A HUMONGOUS TASK,
  • 21:09 IT'S AN UNBELIEVABLE TASK TO UNDERTAKE.
  • 21:12 AND WE PLAN TO BUILD IT OVER HERE IN THIS MOUNTAIN.
  • 21:14 YOU CAN SEE OVER HERE THE BLUEPRINTS FOR THE ALTAR ITSELF.
  • 21:17 THIS IS OBVIOUSLY THE MAIN PART OF THE WORK OF THE FIELD SCHOOL
  • 21:21 BECAUSE THIS IS WHERE MOST OF THE WORK OF THE PRIESTS TOOK PLACE,
  • 21:24 WAS ON THE ALTAR ITSELF.
  • 21:27 AND WE ALSO HAVE THE BLUEPRINTS OF THE TEMPLE ITSELF
  • 21:31 OF THE FIELD SCHOOL EXACTLY THE WAY IT WAS SITUATED
  • 21:35 IN YERUSHALEM IN ITS PROPER PLACE.
  • 21:37 THIS IS SURREAL AT ONE LEVEL.
  • 21:39 I JUST CAN'T BELIEVE I'M HAVING THIS CONVERSATION WITH YOU
  • 21:43 AND I'M LOOKING AT PRELIMINARY SKETCHED DOCUMENTS,
  • 21:46 I'M HERE POST GROUND BREAKING FOR A FIELD SCHOOL TO TRAIN KOHANIM FOR SACRIFICES.
  • 21:53 IT BLOWS THE MIND!
  • 21:56 IT'S INTERESTING THAT YOU SAY THAT
  • 21:57 BUT IF YOU WOULD LOOK BACK...
  • 21:59 IF WE WOULD HAVE THIS CONVERSATION 100 YEARS AGO
  • 22:01 AND WE WOULD BE TALKING THAT JEWS WOULD LIVE JERUSALEM;
  • 22:05 JEWS WOULD LIVE IN THE LAND OF ISRAEL,
  • 22:06 PEOPLE WOULD ALSO SAY "WELL THAT BLOWS THE MIND"...
  • 22:10 THAT'S SOMETHING THAT CAN'T BE BELIEVED.
  • 22:12 BUT THE JEWS HAVE RETURNED RIGHT?
  • 22:14 WE HAVE A STATE OF OUR OWN NOW...
  • 22:16 60 YEARS ALREADY PAST.
  • 22:18 THE NEXT NATURAL STEP WITH THE JEWS RETURNING TO ITS LAND AND REBUILDING JERUSALEM
  • 22:23 IS ONCE AGAIN GOING TO THE TEMPLE MOUNT AND REBUILDING THE TEMPLE.
  • 22:26 IT'S SO CUTTING EDGE...
  • 22:30 HOW DO YOU FEEL PERSONALLY?
  • 22:32 YOU'RE RIGHT HERE AT THE THRESHOLD OF BREAKING GROUND.
  • 22:37 IS THERE SOME KIND OF CALLING FROM GOD TO BE ENGAGED IN THIS KIND OF ENTERPRISE?
  • 22:43 YOU KNOW...WE READ THE BIBLE;
  • 22:45 WE STUDY ABOUT KING DAVID AND HIS TIME PERIOD.
  • 22:48 AND KING DAVID HIMSELF TALKED ABOUT HOW CAN I LIVE IN MY ESTABLISHED HOUSE
  • 22:53 WITH THE TEMPLE OF THE LORD IS A TENT.
  • 22:57 AND WE SAY TO OURSELVES HOW COULD IT BE THAT HERE WE ARE,
  • 22:59 WE ARE IN OUR WELL ESTABLISHED HOUSES TODAY
  • 23:01 60 YEARS AFTER THE FACT THE JEWS HAVE RETURNED TO THE LAND
  • 23:04 AND WHERE IS THE HOUSE OF GOD TODAY?
  • 23:06 WHAT IS BEING DONE TO THE HOUSE OF GOD?
  • 23:08 AND WE HAVE NO ANSWER FOR THAT.
  • 23:10 SO WE'RE TAKING CONCRETE STEPS
  • 23:12 IN ORDER TO ACTUALLY START THE PROCESS OF THE THIRD TEMPLE RIGHT HERE.
  • 23:16 THE FIRST JEWS CAME HERE TO ESTABLISH THE LAND
  • 23:19 IT WAS ALSO THEY ROLLED UP THEIR SLEEVES AND THEY ROLLED IN THE DIRT,
  • 23:22 THEN THEY HAD TO MAKE ROADS AND THEY HAD TO CONSTRUCT HOUSES.
  • 23:25 EVERYTHING THAT HAD TO BE DONE WAS DONE
  • 23:29 AND ONCE WE HAVE THIS BASE
  • 23:31 THE NEXT NATURAL STEP IS REBUILDING OF THE TEMPLE FOR GOD.
  • 23:34 I AM REALLY EXCITED.
  • 23:37 THANK YOU SO MUCH MR. CHAZAN.
  • 23:40 WE'RE GOING TO KEEP ON WITH THIS STORY.
  • 23:42 THIS ISN'T JUST SHUTTING DOWN THE CAMERAS NOW AND MOVING.
  • 23:45 WE'RE GOING TO REVISIT.
  • 23:47 WE'RE HERE AT THE GROUND BREAKING RIGHT HERE;
  • 23:49 THE VERY BEGINNING IS THE PIONEERING SPIRIT
  • 23:52 THAT'S INVESTED IN BUILDING A FIELD TRAINING SCHOOL TO TRAIN PRIESTS...FASCINATING.
  • 23:58 WE'LL BE HEARING MORE ABOUT THIS IN DAYS TO COME.
  • 24:05 (Zola playing the piano)
  • 25:22 I CAN'T TELL YOU WHAT A THRILL IT IS FOR ME
  • 25:26 TO BE ABLE TO INTRODUCE YOU TO SOME REALLY INTERESTING PEOPLE.
  • 25:31 IN THIS PROGRAM YOU'VE MET A FEW.
  • 25:34 IN FACT I HOPE EVERY TIME YOU TURN ON TO ZOLA LEVITT PRESENTS
  • 25:40 YOU'LL DO SO WITH AN EXPECTATION
  • 25:42 THAT THIS SEIF GUY IS GOING TO TAKE YOU TO PLACES YOU WOULDN'T NORMALLY SEE,
  • 25:47 TO HEAR FROM PEOPLE YOU NORMALLY WOULDN'T LISTEN TO.
  • 25:50 IT'S ALL PART OF WHAT WE DO TO BRING THE BIBLE TO LIFE.
  • 25:55 OF COURSE YOU'RE THERE IN YOUR LIVING ROOM AND I'M IN MY STUDIO
  • 25:58 BUT I HOPE WE'RE CONNECTING A LITTLE BIT.
  • 26:01 WE HAVE SO MUCH FOR YOU.
  • 26:03 LET ME REMIND YOU...YOU CAN GO TO OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.LEVITT.COM AND GET MORE INFORMATION.
  • 26:10 YOU CAN CALL 1-800-WONDERS,
  • 26:13 GET MORE INFORMATION ABOUT GOING TO ISRAEL WITH US,
  • 26:17 ABOUT SIGNING UP FOR OUR MAGAZINE.
  • 26:20 WE WANT TO BUILD A COMMUNITY OF LOVERS OF ISRAEL.
  • 26:25 SPEAKING OF COMMUNITY,
  • 26:27 DIDN'T YOUR HEART THRILL WITH ME WHEN WE HEARD ABOUT A COMMUNITY BETWEEN JERICHO AND JERUSALEM
  • 26:33 WHERE RELIGIOUS JEWISH PEOPLE ARE GEARING UP TO TRAIN UP PEOPLE TO SERVE IN THE TEMPLE.
  • 26:41 THAT IS A CUTTING EDGE PROPHETIC STORY
  • 26:45 AND WE'RE GOING TO FOLLOW IT.
  • 26:46 SPEAKING OF FOLLOWING,
  • 26:48 THANK YOU FOR FOLLOWING US.
  • 26:50 AND AS YOU GO NOW,
  • 26:51 SHA'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM
  • 26:55 PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM
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