A temple is a spiritual center or house of worship. This term can refer to any local religious gathering place, such as a synagogue, or any “house of God”. Not to be confused with Beit HaMikdash Rishonthe First temple – or Bayit Sheni – the Second Temple. Those ancient spiritual centers of the Jewish People were destroyed, though there is the belief that a third Temple will be rebuilt – a “Bayit Shelishi” – upon the arrival of the Messiah, the Mashiach.

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