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    • Jaime
    • 26.10.12 | 06:00 (IST)

    American Reform ascribes no special status as "holy places" to what remains of the Temple in Jerusalem. From the Philadelphia Conference of 1869: 3. The Aaronic priesthood and the Mosaic sacrificial cult were preparatory steps to the real priesthood of the whole people, which began with the dispersion of the Jews, and to the sacrifices of sincere devotion and moral sanctification, which alone are pleasing and acceptable to the Most Holy. These institutions, preparatory to higher religiosity, were consigned to the past, once for all, with the destruction of the Second Temple, and only in this sense—as educational influences in the past—are they to be mentioned in our prayers.

    from the article: Let's abandon the misguided fantasy of mass aliyah from the U.S.
    First published 14:02 25.10.12 | Last updated 14:02 25.10.12
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