The Third Temple and the Israeli Supreme Court
MK Zevulun Orlev published a short article in the last issue of Olam Katan, a pamphlet that is distributed in synagogues on Shabbat, about the Third Temple. Orlev gave some details about how we can help bring about the building of the Third Temple, addressing educational, cultural, and legal aspects of the issue. My favorite part was his discussion of enacting a Basic Law that would prevent the intervention of the Israeli Supreme Court in the functioning of the Third Temple. The possibly problematic issues would be things like women’s rights, animal cruelty, etc.
There will also be a need to overcome the legal system. In order to prevent the intervention of the Supreme Court there will be a need to enact a Basic Law “The Establishment of the Third Temple.” The law will give authority to the government to carry out the project, to recruit on its behalf the budget and the manpower that is required. The law will also protect the project from claims of discrimination, inequality of women in the functioning of the Temple, and possibly also claims of cruelty to animals in the offering of the sacrifices. A Basic Law will also give an overall response to laws relating to planning and building, and the Antiquities Law, etc.
So much for someone who used to be seen as a moderate voice in Religious Zionism. (Hat tip Israel Channel 10.)