“Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring a red heifer without spot, wherein is no blemish, and upon which never came yoke.” (Numbers 19: 2)

There was a countdown and build up to their announcement, which greatly aroused curiosity of prophecy watchers:  After 2,000 years of mourning the destruction of the holy temple, “with great thanks to the Almighty,” the Temple Institute today in Jerusalem announced their project of raising biblically-required red heifers in Israel.

According to the Temple Institute’s press release at their website, “for the first time in 2000 years, the restoration of Biblical purity is within reach…the prerequisite for building the Holy Temple.” Their video (posted above) is a crowd fundraiser for the project to be carried out under strict rabbinical supervision.

According to the Bible, the ashes of a sacrificial red heifer are necessary for the final preparation of the sacred vessels to be used in the future Holy Temple, as well as the purification ceremony of the kohanim (Temple priests) who will serve in the Holy Temple.

The red heifer (Hebrew: פרה אדומה‎; parah adumah), also known as the “red cow,” was an animal brought to the priests as a sacrifice according to the Hebrew Bible, and its ashes were used for the ritual purification of a Tumat HaMet (“the impurity of death”), that is, an Israelite who had come into contact with a corpse.

The Book of Numbers stipulates that the cow must be (1) red in color, (2) without blemish, and (3) it must not have been used to perform work. The heifer is then ritually slaughtered (Numbers 19:3) and burned outside of the camp (Numbers 19:3–6). Prophetic symbols: cedar wood, hyssop, and wool or yarn dyed scarlet are added to the fire, and the remaining ashes are placed in a vessel containing pure water (Numbers 19:9).

To purify a person who has become ritually contaminated by contact with a corpse, water from the vessel is sprinkled on the person, using a bunch of hyssop, on the third and seventh day of the purification process (Numbers 19:18–19).
The priest who performs the ritual then becomes ritually unclean, and must bathe himself and his clothes in a ritual bath. He is deemed impure until evening.

There is a reference to a red heifer in Daniel 12:10. God tells Daniel that in the last days, “many shall be purified and made white,” which scholars take as a reference to the purification ritual of the Red Heifer. “Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow.” (Isa 1:18, Num 19:6)

Christians believe that Jesus the Messiah fulfilled all the types and shadows prefigured in the red heifer concerning salvation and purity through his atoning death and blood at the Cross of Golgotha. However, even the New Testament teaches that in the last days prior to the Second Coming of Jesus the Messiah, the Jews will return to their homeland and rebuild their temple once again.

Restored sacred vessels may already be viewed in person at the Temple Institute’s Holy Temple Visitors Center in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem.
But the Temple Institute is now beginning one of its most ambitious projects to date: to restore the divine commandment of the Red Heifer, enabling the return of what is called in Hebrew tahara, the state of Biblical purity to the world.

The following information is part of the Temple Institute’s press release:

What is a Red Heifer? Why Do We Need One?

The Red Heifer is a female cow, three years of age, with perfect consistency of a particular reddish hue, having not even two hairs of any other color. The heifer also may never be used for any type of labor, and must be totally blemish-free. The ordinance of the para aduma, the Red Heifer, is found in the Torah, in the book of Numbers Chapter 19, and elucidated in the teachings of the Sages of Israel. The process of purification through the Red Heifer is the only antidote to the state of impurity caused by death, and thus, intrinsically imperative for the reestablishment of purity.
What’s the Difference Between an Ordinary Red Cow, and a Proper Red Heifer?

Red cattle can be found throughout the world, and are not uncommon. However, raising a perfect red heifer in accordance with Biblical requirements for the fulfillment of the Numbers Ch. 19 commandment is a daunting task requiring advance planning, exacting preparation and constant supervision. In order for a heifer to be considered kosher for the Biblical use, it must literally be raised from birth under specific circumstances and in a controlled environment.

The Project Has Begun: A Change in Conception

In the past the people of Israel waited for the birth of a potential Red Heifer. But with Torah knowledge and advanced science, the Temple Institute has now begun to actively pursue this commandment. For this unprecedented project, the Temple Institute has joined forces with an experienced cattle rancher here in Israel. This expert in the science of animal husbandry, under the halachic supervision and guidance of the rabbis of the Temple Institute, is utilizing the technique of implanting the frozen embryos of Red Angus cattle in Israeli domestic cattle. The end result of this program will be the introduction of the Red Angus breed into Israel. This method, authorized and approved by Israel’s Ministry of Agriculture, has already proven successful with the birth of a number of male Red Angus. The location and other details of the cattle ranch will remain undisclosed to the general public during the initial stages of the project. The Temple Institute will release periodic progress updates.

Future stages of the purity restoration program will include:

~Expansion of the curriculum and faculty of the Temple Institute’s acclaimed Nezer HaKodesh Academy for Priestly Studies to include the training of prospective priests-in-training in all aspects of the precept of the Red Heifer;
~The identification and selection of kohanim (descendants of the priestly tribe of Aaron) whose state of purity enables them to attend to the preparation of the Red Heifer;
~The documentation and provision of the precise location on the Mount of Olives for the heifer’s preparation

The Orthodox Jews have been working for years by faith to honour the God of Israel by doing what they feel is incumbent upon them since God has graciously allowed their return to their homeland after the Holocaust and nearly 2,000 years of wandering the nations. However, it is a daily battle, and the spirit of Islam is not happy by their efforts of faith to change their fasting and mourning days into days of celebrating and thanksgiving for their return after such a long and painful exile. The following videos from the Temple Institute’s website is a sampling of the Islamic apartheid and resentment against their presence:


Spot the Jewish Worshipers: The Video! 


Commentary by Temple Institute: “As we have repeatedly pointed out, every Jewish worshiper on the Temple Mount inflames the twisted imaginations of the Muslim moribitat women, in the pay of Hamas, who swarm like hornets around the Jews, hissing and cursing at them, hounding their every step on the Temple Mount. Not to mention the multitude of Israeli policemen and Muslim Waqf agents who share the same purpose – to ensure that Jews do not pray or show any visible or audible sign of love and respect for the place of the Holy Temple, and to immediately arrest and remove them if they do.”How sad, how outrageous, that Israeli law enforcement officers find themselves aligned with such perpetrators of hate crimes and horrendous apartheid.”This short video, shot by proud Muslims, shows the wall of hatred and discrimination that Jewish worshipers on the Temple Mount are confronted with with every step they take.”Can you spot the Jewish worshipers amidst the thick cloud of pestilence and hatred that surrounds them?”
Islamic Apartheid, Thuggery and Racism on the Temple Mount Must Stop! 


Temple Institute commentary: “Once again, a Jew on the Temple Mount is attacked by Muslims when he tries to drink from a public water fountain, and the police refuse to come to the aid of the Jew or to arrest the Muslims who attacked him. A second Jew who did succeed in drinking from the public fountain was arrested by the police. The police have recently decreed that Jews are not allowed to carry water with them onto the Temple Mount, nor are they allowed to drink from the public water fountain on the Temple Mount. SPEAK OUT NOW! Send an email to Israel government ministers and members of Knesset and demand that they do their job and put an end to the thuggery and anti-Jewish racism on the Temple Mount! Click here!Muslims are allowed to drink and eat in any of the open areas on the Temple Mount. They also engage in soccer (football) matches and martial arts on the Temple Mount.It has been reported that Muslims have now begun to shut off the water to the public drinking fountain for the duration of the three hours that Jews are allowed onto the Temple Mount in the morning, reopening the taps as soon as the Jews leave.Ministers of the Government of Israel, do you or do you not represent the democratic and Jewish values of the state of Israel?Members of the Israel Knesset, do you or do you not intend to uphold the law in the land of Israel, and guarantee the basic freedom and dignity of all citizens?”