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One answer given is that the bamot were remnants from before the centralization of the divine service, that were used as places of prayer, not of offerings. Once sanctified, it was prohibited to destroy them, even as it was forbidden to use them for offerings (see Har Tzvi al HaShas 4; HGRM"M Shulzinger HaNe'eman cited here). Alternatively, the issue was the ...


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Here is verse 12: And you shall speak to him, saying, "So said the Lord of Hosts, saying: Behold a man whose name is the Shoot, who will spring up out of his place and build the Temple of the Lord. and now 13: And he shall build the Temple of the Lord, and he shall bear glory. And he shall sit and rule on his throne, and the priest shall be on his throne. ...


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In addition to the other answers, we have some evidence that blood did land on the veil in the Holy of Holies when the Kohein Gadol (High Priest) sprinkled it there on Yom Kippur, and that they weren't too good about cleaning it. The gemara in Meilah 17b quotes the sage R' Elazar Bar R' Yose as having seen the curtain in the treasury in Rome, and it had ...


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To supplement, not supplant, Cauthon's good answer, I'll note that the mishna (Midos chapter 3) says that the altar and its ramp would be cleaned every Friday with a cloth, because of the blood. (This is Rabi's statement, but the commentaries note that he's explaining and not arguing on the other rabbi in the mishna.) (It's not completely clear to me ...


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It is logical to think that the priests were careful, so that the blood only landed on the floor, and not on the actual curtains. Regarding Beit HaMikdash, the whole place was covered with aqueducts and water channels from the surrounding rivers/lakes. These would lead the blood (and other remains) outside. For example, the Mishna in Yoma 5, 6 talks about ...


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When the third Bet Hamikdash (Temple) is rebuilt, Kohanim will need to undergo purification from tumat met (impurity that comes from being in contact or in proximity with a corpse or human remains). prove their lineage as Kohanim Meyuchasim wear the priestly garments incl. tchelet The process to purify from tumat met is described in Parshat Hukat ...


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The Raavad to Hilchos Nezirus 5(15) states that הכהנים בזמן הזה טמאי מת הן  Kohanim in our time are impure with טומאת מת. So, no there would not be Kohanim pure enough (physically, etc.) to ideally perform the worship and all the sacrifices. But when all or most of the community are impure from contact with the dead, sacrifices with a fixed ...


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As we learned in the Bartenura of the first Mishna of Bava Basra - גָּזִית. אֲבָנִים מְשֻׁפּוֹת וּמְגֹרָרוֹת בִּמְגֵרָה A Gazis it a type of hewn stone. In the last Mishna of Midos the Ikar Tosfos Yom Tov teaches us that the Lishkas HaGazis is so named הַגָּזִית. וְהָיְתָה עֲשׂוּיָה גָּזִית לִכְבוֹדָן שֶׁל הַסַּנְהֶדְרִין The Lishkas HaGazis was named ...


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Lishkas Hagazis - Chamber of Hewed Stone This chamber built with hewed stone served as the Supreme Court. Since it was forbidden to sit in the Azarah, the room was built half in the Azarah and half in the Cheil, and had entrances from both sides. This meant that the judges were allowed to sit in the section that was outside the Azarah. The Lishkas Hagazis ...



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