The term “temple” sounds like something archaic and primitive; an anachronism from a world long gone. Thousands of years ago there was a temple in Jerusalem which was destroyed, first by the Babylonians, rebuilt, and then destroyed later by the Romans. And since that time, the Nation of Israel prayed for it to be rebuilt. For thousands of years they dreamed and they prayed.
Why would a people who has stood at the forefront of world advancement in philosophy, mathematics, physics, biology, medicine, history, sociology, psychology and so much more, dream to build an ancient, seemingly primitive building? What is the meaning of this building, for the Jewish People of then, and for the Nation of Israel today? The Holy Temple was not just another edifice used for ancient religious practices. It has a meaning far deeper and more profound which has withstood the test of time and entered the reality of the twentyfirst century.