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What purfication was required to enter the Temple?


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Paul: entering the Temple

Paul: what was the purfication required to enter the temple

Rabbi Latowicz: depends on the impurity

Paul: i was reading of a prufication proceedure that a man had to do to enter the temple and i did not understand what it was talking about

Paul: was this taking a bath and putting on clean clothes?

Rabbi Latowicz: again all depends on he nature or source of the impurity...for most cases immersion in a Mikvah (ritual pool) as required, often other rituals were also required, such as waiting for a ceratin time period to elapse , additional offerings etc.

Rabbi Latowicz: the book of :Leviticus is filled with these rules

Paul: thank you i have been studing history and i will read leviticus and see the rules thank again

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Mitzvot » Holy Temple Mitzvot

A ritual bath where one immerses to become spiritually pure. After her menstrual cycle, a woman must immerse in the Mikvah before resuming marital relations.
The third of the Five Books of Moses. This book deals with the service (of the Levite Tribe) in the Tabernacle, and contains many of the 613 commandments.
1. Usually a reference to the Holy Temple which was/will be situated in Jerusalem. 1st Temple was built in 825 BCE and was destroyed in 423 BCE. The 2nd Temple was built in 350 BCE and was destroyed in 70 CE. The 3rd Temple will be built by the Messiah. 2. A synagogue.