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Lately, I have been telling my 3-year-old son about the building, destruction, rebuilding cycle of the Beis Hamikdash (holy temple in Jerusalem). He is wondering how it would have looked. Are there any movies or videos that attempt to picture this?

I realize that there is not much (or any?) historical information to rely on in creating such pictures, but for educational purposes of a 3-year-old, anything is fine with me.

  • I once saw a video of a tour of the beis hamikdosh, digitalised, but he'd get bored, it's more to teach people the layout of the beis hamikdosh, i believe it was based on the mishnah (middos?). As for destruction, rebuilding..., I've never heard of any such video – user613 Aug 19 '15 at 23:03
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    This might be enough for a 3 year old, upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b7/… – hazoriz Aug 20 '15 at 0:12
  • "For educational purposes of a 3-year-old" my understanding of the lubavicher Rebbe's opinion about this is you need to be careful even in educating a 3 year old, not to be more careless becouse of his young age – hazoriz Aug 20 '15 at 0:42
  • How about any number of these pictures. – ezra Aug 1 '17 at 19:38
  • related judaism.stackexchange.com/a/17063/759 – Double AA Aug 1 '17 at 19:42
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Although this video doesn't show the destruction of the mikdash, it would probably give your child more of an appreciation of what we lost on Tisha B'Av.

Similar videos can be seen here, here, and here.

For drawings of the destruction of the Beis HaMikdash, see here, here, and here.

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