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Hachrazah 5768 Nissan 1

Committee concerning the Korban Pesach
Tel: 02-5661962, cell 050-6733831, fax: 057-7976007
Email: 47 Rachel Imeinu St. Jerusalem 93228

A Full Day Symposium on the Occasion of the Completion of the Thirty Day Mourning Period of the Eight Yeshiva Students of the Mercaz HaRav Yeshiva in Jerusalem, Murdered while Studying the Word of HaShem


We are honored to extend this invitation to the public to attend this day long seminar, which is to be held on the completion of the thrty day mourning period for the eight holy servants of Hashem who were slaughtered in the Mercaz HaRav Yeshiva, on the subject, "PREPARING FOR THE OFFERING OF THE PASCHAL LAMB, (KORBAN PESACH)."

The symposium will be held (with the help of G-d) on Rosh Chodesh Nisan, (the first day of the month of Nisan, April 6), in the study hall of Yeshivat HaKotel in the old city of Jerusalem, between the hours of 9:30 - 18:30.

Among the honored speakers will be Rabbi Yisrael Ariel, founder of the Temple Institute, Rabbi Itai Elitzur, Rabbi Menachem Bornshtein, Rabbi Avi Geiser. Rabbi Re'em Cohen, Rabbi Aharele Harel, Rabbi Yitzchak Cohen, (father of Neria, may G-d avenge his blood), Rabbi Meir Mazuz, professor Arieh Morganshtern, Rabbi Yehoshua Friedman, Rabbi Yehuda Kroizer, and Rabbi Shabtai Rappaport.

Among the subjects to be discussed are:

  • the Passover offering today
  • halachic requirements for roasting the offering in light of modern technology
  • the Passover offering or the Chagigah (festival offering): which takes precedence?
  • Passover that occurs on Shabbat
  • bringing the Passover offering in accordance with halacha (Jewish law)
  • using a ceramic spit for roasting the Passover offering
  • what is intended by the Scriptural phrase "a distant place?"

Throughout the seminar demonstrations will be conducted in order to illustrate various aspects of the Passover offering, including the following topics:

  • checking for blemishes
  • proper slaughter
  • the Hallel service
  • the current production of the Priestly garments

For additional information:
The Temple Institute
tel: 02-626-4545

The Full Day Symposium is an initiative of The Temple Institute, and a joint venture of The Temple Institute, Temple Movements and the Sanhedrin.

The Symposium has been made possible through the generosity of Mrs. Susan Roth.

Schedule of Events

9:30 Convocation

10:00 Opening address by Rabbi Dov Lior

10:30 Rabbi Menachem Bornshtein: A general overview of the subject of the Passover offering in our day

11:00 Rabbi Shabtai Rappaport

11:30 Rabbi Avi Geiser: The slaughter of the Passover lamb and the placing of its blood on the altar

12:00 Rabbi Yehoshua Friedman: Halachic requirements for roasting the offering in light of modern technology

12:30 Rabbi Yehuda Kroizer: Passover that occurs on Shabbat

13:00 Rabbi Re'em Cohen: The permissible time for eating the Passover offering

13:30 Afternoon Recess

14:15 Rabbi Yitzchak Cohen (father of Neria, may G-d avenge his blood)

14:30 Rabbi Aharele Harel: The Passover offering or the Chagigah (festival offering): which takes precedence?

15:00 Rabbi Itai Elitzur: The order of the Hagaddah and the eating of the Passover offering

15:30 Professor Arieh Morganshtern: The tradition of the Gra and his students concerning the renewal of the Divine service and the building of the Holy Temple

16:00 Rabbi Yisrael Ariel: What is intended by the Scriptural phrase "a distant place?"

16:30 Minchah Prayer Service

17:00 Demonstrations illustrating the following topics: checking for blemishes, proper slaughter, the Hallel service, and the current production of the Priestly garments

17:30 Closing address by Rabbi Meir Mazuz, Head of Yeshivat Kisa Rachamim

This symposium will be held, B"EH, on the first day of Rosh Chodesh Nissan 5768, (April 6, 2008) in the Beis Hamidrash of the Kotel Yeshiva in the Old City of Jerusalem.

For additional details: The Temple Institute 02-6264545, or cellphone 052-4767495 Website: Email:

The symposium is sponsored by the Yeshivot Hahesder, the Temple Institute, King David Museum and made possible due to the generosity of Mrs. Susan Roth.

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