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If Rome release the vessels from the Beit Hamikdash to Israel, what is the procedure?

It depends whether they still retain their status of kedushah. Whether or not captured Temple Vessels still retain their level of holiness depends on the interpretation of a passage in the Gemara. ...
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Why didn't ben-Qattin redesign the Kiyor to have more than 12 spigots?

The Tosfos Yom Tov on this Mishnah, asks a different question, which might be able to shed light on yours. He asks that if there are 12 spigots, you need 12 Amos circumference, so that 12 people can ...
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If Rome release the vessels from the Beit Hamikdash to Israel, what is the procedure?

Regarding the lose of holiness, see below: According to the Shita Mekubetzes (Bava Metzia 24b), if the vessels were taken by force, they would lose their status of kedusha (holiness). If an army took ...
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"The markets of Jerusalem were destroyed three years prior" - people justified their evil actions with Halacha

The relevant piece of Talmud is from Bava Metzia 88a: מִפְּנֵי מָה חָרְבוּ חֲנוּיוֹת שֶׁל בֵּית הִינוֹ שָׁלֹשׁ שָׁנִים קוֹדֶם יְרוּשָׁלַיִם – מִפְּנֵי שֶׁהֶעֱמִידוּ דִּבְרֵיהֶם עַל דִּבְרֵי תוֹרָה. ...
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Golden Altar Name

Nechama Leibowitz references Cassuto on Exodus 30,1 that the root of מזבח is זבח (salughtering), however the meaning was widened to include the altar for incense sacrifices since that altar is similar ...
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Weapons in the Beis Hamikdash

1] There are several passages in Nakh that indicate that weapons were indeed present in the Miqdash. 2 Kings 11:10 ויתן הכהן לשרי המאיות [המאות] את החנית ואת השלטים אשר למלך דוד אשר בבית ה And the ...
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How will we invite the Shekhinah?

If I'm understanding your question correctly, there's at least one tradition that the Shechina is still with the various communities of Jews in exile, and just returns along with them. Megillah 29a, ...
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Maps/blueprints of the interior of the Temple Mount

You might want to consider looking at the works of Leen Ritmeyer who is a leading expert on the subject matter. His book The Quest is a good overview on the topic, and he created a detailed map of the ...
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Lulav in the Mikdash vs Lulav elsewhere

Listen to this shiur of Rav Schacter who brings a story about the Brisker Rov being asked about what would be the din if one took the daled minim on the first day outside the old city and then would ...
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Golden Altar Name

The Zohar (Vayakhel 219a) explains that the Golden Altar is called a mizbeach because the incense offered upon it has the powers to subdue evil forces (see Num. 17:11-15 in which Aaron’s offering ...
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I heard that some Moroccan Taamim and/or Piyoutim originate from the zemirot/songs of the Leviim in the Beit Hamikdash. Are there Torah Sources?

Someone told me of one source for Andalous music based upon Leviim - who moved to a place called Andaluzia in Spain - in the Abarbanel - Melachim II - 25 https://www.sefaria.org/Abarbanel_on_II_Kings....
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Are minors allowed to offer korbanot or meal offerings

Minor Kohanim cannot offer korbanot. There is a dispute in the gemara (Chulin 24b) as to the minimum age and the reason for it. The Sages further dispute whether the service of a Kohen aged 13-20 is ...
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"The markets of Jerusalem were destroyed three years prior" - people justified their evil actions with Halacha

I haven't learned your sources inside, but from the eloquent way you've explained the question, I can take an educated guess at what the Rebbe means, if I may: Ramban brings a concept called נבל ברשות ...
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What are the materials needed for the first step in the construction of Hamikdash?

I found this online and will include a link to the full discussion/shiur on the subject. The construction of the Beit Hamikdosh happens according to the time/circumstances of its construction. Since ...
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Is it still galut even though a lot of Jews are in Israel

The Gemara in Shabbos 21a says: The only difference between this world and the messianic era is subjugation of the exiles to other kingdoms, from which the Jewish people will be released. The Satmar ...
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Authorship / Derivation of the Yehi Ratzon יְהִי רָצוֹן at the End of the Amidah

The second phrase is also found in ותערב, which is a variant of Retzei that is said in Mussaf on days when Birkat Kohanim is customarily said in the Diaspora (i.e. Yom Tov). According to Wikipedia, ...
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Minimum number of Kohanim and Leviim

--- I originally read that the question referred to the past, so these sources discuss the (minimal and maximal) amount of Kohanim that were active during the korbanos. --- It depends on the service. ...
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How long did Ahashverosh stop the construction of the temple before Koresh?

Following Rashi, eighteen years. According to Ezra 4, it was Cyrus (Rashi1) himself who quickly halted the construction after starting it (Rashi2 - this was still in his first year as King), and ...
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Why are Haman's ten sons mentioned in the megillah

I say that as long as those ten were alive, Haman's legacy was not completely erased…and it was important not to leave any trace of Haman in order to fix the mistake of Saul leaving Agag alive causing ...
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What would distance measurements in the Holy of Holies have been

Support for Heshy's point is found in the שער האמונה ויסוד החסידות, פתח השער לבית יעקב ה׳: באמת מצינו במס' מגילה (דף י:) דבר זה מסורת בידינו מאבותינו מקום ארון אינו מן המדה. In truth we find in ...
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Maps/blueprints of the interior of the Temple Mount

The Beit HaMikdash by Rabbi Zalman Menachem Koren is one book that might be of interest. הכותל ממאיר בן - דב. מרדכי נאור. זאב ענר Might also be of interest.
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Weapons in the Beis Hamikdash

The gemara in brachot 62b relates: דְּתַנְיָא לֹא יִכָּנֵס אָדָם לְהַר הַבַּיִת לֹא בְּמַקְלוֹ שֶׁבְּיָדוֹ, וְלֹא בְּמִנְעָלוֹ שֶׁבְּרַגְלוֹ, וְלֹא בְּמָעוֹת הַצְּרוּרִים לוֹ בִּסְדִינוֹ, ...
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What was Torah study like before the Mishnah and Talmud were transcribed?

To quickly flesh out what rosends said in their comment, the Oral Torah was transmitted from court to court. The full list is recorded here. There were study halls and the men would be there often, ...
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Was there peace during the times of the first and second beis hamikdash

During that time individual non-Jews could bring offerings, but I'm not aware of any nations bringing offerings regularly. As the book of Kings makes clear, there were many wars during the First ...
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