A collection of information, sources, and ideas about the design and use of the Second Temple
Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Happy Isru Chag Succos 5783!
At the end of another Succos in the Beis Hamikdash the Kohanim and Leviim started cleaning up after yom tov. They had more than just their succos to take down — there was also a large project waiting for them in the Women's Courtyard.
Monday, August 1, 2022
Model Ma'arachah on Display
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Behind the Scenes: Beis Hamoked Basement
Friday, April 15, 2022
חג כשר ושמח תשפ״ב
Thursday, April 14, 2022
Plumbing [in] the Depths of the Temple 2.0
The following is an updated version of this post that was newly prepared for print in the Beis Medrash of Ranchleigh Pesach Kuntress 5782:
The procedure of the Korban Pesach was identical whether performed on a weekday or on Shabbos, except that [on Shabbos] the Kohanim would rinse the floor of the Azarah against the will of the Sages (Mishnah, Pesachim 64a).
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Parah Adumah Podcast for Pesach
Thursday, February 17, 2022
Second Beis Hamikdash App Preview
With the accessibility of 3D drawing and rendering tools nowadays, combined with fast hardware and free gaming engines, it has never been easier to create an immersive experience that really brings places and buildings to life. I imported the 3D models of the Beis Hamikdash that I used to create the illustrations for my book into the Unity game engine and have been tinkering with turning it into a full-fledged app that will, at the very least, allow people to walk around and explore the Mikdash at their own speed and interest.
The world of apps lets you do, basically, anything you can imagine. This Second Temple app could be leveraged as a Kohen training course, part of a school curriculum, or just plain old edutainment. Since I don't have a full team of artists and programmers working for me just yet, the progress has been slow. Below you can check out a small preview of what I've put together so far. If the idea catches the interest of the right people, it could speed up development and make this app a reality.