EXTREME MAKEOVER: Temple Edition ~ The Laws on G-d’s Residence of Choice Rambam: Hilchot Beit HaBechira. Chapter 8; 2
Episode #74 – “NIGHT WATCH”
We continue to focus on the Guard Duty we are commanded about in the Torah regarding the Beit HaMikdash. As clarified, the ideal of this Mitzvah is to cultivate an aura of respectful dignity and rarefied atmosphere around Hashem’s holy home .
In this episode we will further explore the meaning and jurisprudence of this Sacred Duty in the illuminated view of Maimonides. To achieve this, we’ll analyze and emphasize the rhyme and reason for the Dusk to Dawn nature of our Nocturnal Mandate.
Learning of the division of responsibility – amongst Cohanim and Levi’im – is another matter of interest; providing additional insight into this unique Mikdash Mitzvah.
The variety of related sources and presented all serve to better frame and augment the rulings of the Rambam regarding Respect for Hashem’s Chosen Home!
This Torah study is dedicated in the merit of Chaya Chinka Miriam bat Chana, as we faithfully hope and pray for a Miraculous Recovery!