Former MK Doctor Michael Ben-Ari began teaching as an external lecturer at Ariel University, located in the Shomron city of Ariel. According to Kipa he will teach in the Israel Heritage department. Ben-Ari holds a doctorate in Land of Israel Studies from Bar Ilan University. He specialized in the archaeology and history of the Temple Mount, the topic he will be lecturing on at Ariel. The former MK is very involved in research related to Judaism's holiest site. He is one of the founders of the Temple Institute's educational branch, the Midrasha (learning institute) of Temple Knowledge.