Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Mitzvah #270 - Ascending the Temple Mount

Anybody who is Tameh (spiritually impure) is not allowed to go into the "Levite Camp" - which is the Har HaBayit; where the Bet HaMikdash stood.

Since nowadays we are all Tameh, (for example, having been under the same roof as a corpse,) and we cannot become ritually pure since we don't have the Para Aduma (Red Heifer) ashes, therefore this restriction applies to all of us.

Applies to everybody, everywhere, always.

Verse: "...who is impure, shall not come into the camp" (Devarim 23:11)

Source: The Chafetz-Chaim's Sefer haMitzvot haKatzar; Prohibition 193

- Danny
Tuesday, 7 Kislev 5771

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