One who contributes from his wealth for the purpose of writing or publishing a sefer of a Tzaddik –
Behold, at any given time, and in any corner of the world, that a person studies from this sefer, the Tzaddik [on high] evokes merit on behalf of the donor through whom the sefer was disseminated.
—The Rebbe, Igrot Kodesh, vol 2
Many prayers mention the "rebuilding of Jerusalem," but what exactly does that mean? This impressive volume presents forty-three incisive essays by the Lubavitcher Rebbe on Maimonides' Hilchot Beit Habechirah—Laws of the Temple's Construction. In addition to subject, source, and verse indices, thorough abstracts have been written for each of the Rebbe's talks.
From the mitzvot surrounding Jerusalem’s sanctity to analysis of the Aron, the Menorah, the Mizbe’ach, and the Temple’s Gates, the student will come away with a new appreciation of the nuances of this glorious topic, and a yearning for the Temple’s rebuilding.
To further enhance this volume’s usability, sources such as the Biblical description of the Third Temple in Ezekiel, the detailed discussion of the Second Temple in the Mishnaic tractate of Middot, as well as the full text of Maimonides’ Laws—each with their classic commentaries—are included in this volume.