The nation of Israel is ready for the Third Temple to be rebuilt. Instead of mourning on the 9th of the month of Av, the Jews hope to celebrate.
Mourning on the 9th of Av
Every year on the 9th of the month of Av in the Jewish calendar – or Tisha B’Av as its known in Hebrew – the Jewish people mourn the loss of their two Temples. It is a day filled with sadness and mourning. There are strict laws that are supposed to reflect the seriousness of the day, including fasting and not greeting people. The Jews are so connected to Jerusalem and their Temples that even thousands of years later, they are still grieving and praying for the third Temple. The 9th of Av will become a day of festivities in the time of the Messiah when the Third Temple will be rebuilt. And every year, the Jewish people hope to celebrate on the 9th of Av instead of mourn.
Praying for the Third Temple
The Jews have been yearning for the Third Temple since their enemies destroyed the second one. They long for a day when they can once again be closer to God in His Dwelling Place on Earth. A day when peace will permeate the world. The nation of Israel has never stopped praying for that day to come.
A Nation Connected to Its Land
A nation that doesn’t give up hope and stays connected to its land for thousands of years is truly remarkable. All the claims about the Jewish people having no connection to Jerusalem and to Israel are ridiculous. What nation mourns the loss of its Temple for thousands of years? Only a nation that has a true and everlasting relationship.
So the next time you hear someone question the Jewish nation’s “rights” to Jerusalem, just know one thing: NO ONE has a right to question the connection between the Jewish people and the eternal capital of their homeland.