ז׳ באב ה׳תשע״ד (August 3, 2014)
According to Jewish tradition, the Mashiach is born on Tisha B’Av. According to the Rambam, it is the Mashiach who will lead the Jewish People in the building of the Third Beit HaMikdash, that is never to be destroyed.
Positive Mitzvah 20: Build a Mikdash for G-d
Shemot 25:8: “They shall make a Temple (Mikdash) for Me, and I will [then] dwell in their midst.”
We are commanded to build a Temple for His service. There sacrifices are to be offered and the perpetual fire is to burn, thither the [prescribed] pilgrimages are to be made, and there the festivals and assemblages are to be held every year.
The First and Second Holy Temples in Jerusalem have been destroyed, with the world awaiting the building of the Third Holy Temple (Third Beit HaMikdash).
Why is the world concerned with the building of the Third Holy Temple, and not just the Jewish People? The answer can be found in the prophecy of Yeshayahu (Isaiah)- when there will be universal peace at the Time of the Redemption, and the building of the Third Holy Temple.
For Jewish People it is a commandment to learn about the Third Holy Temple.
The Third Temple app allows you, in a game motif, to learn the basic structure of the Third Holy Temple in a fun, informative, and exciting manner.
After a brief introduction, the second page of the app shows the general floor plan of the Third Holy Temple. On the third page you move the various structures of the Third Holy Temple into their proper places. When a structure is in its proper place there is applause. In case you do not remember the proper placement, you can hit the Back tap at the upper left corner to take another look at the floor plan. When you have completed placing the structures, press the See the Beis Hamikdash button. The screen will go blank as you hear the sound of the shofar (ram’s horn), followed by thunder and lightning, and the descent of the Third Holy Temple. Although the app is in the form of a game, it nevertheless helps in our understanding of the Third Holy Temple, which hastens its building.
App: 3rd Temple
Compatible: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Released: June 03, 2010
Publisher: Elite Performance and Learning Center, PS
Note: The app is not currently available in the AppStore