Weekly Torah Portion: Re'eh

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.

Rabbi Chaim Richman

Judaism Temple Institute model of Third Temple
Temple Institute model of Third Temple

As Moshe readies his people for their entry into the land of Israel and the establishment of a Torah-based just society, he introduces the concept of "the place which HaShem your G-d shall choose."

He is suggesting that the location of the future Holy Temple is unknown. yet, from the days of Adam, Avraham and Yaakov, the location of the Holy Temple has been known.

Has G-d really not yet chosen the place of His Chosen House?

Or is G-d simply waiting for Israel to choose likewise, and build the Holy Temple?