BAIS HAMIKDASH

PROJECT #1

SUPPLIES

scissors

1 paper fastener

INSTRUCTIONS

1) Cut out the first circle (build us the Beis Hamikdosh).

2) Cut out the triangle until the dotted line.

3) Attach this circle to the Kailim circle with a paper fastener.

LESSON

There were many beautiful kailim (vessels) in the Beis Hamikdosh Most of them were covered with gold.

The Aron. This box contained the Luchos. On top were the forms of two babies, called k'ruvim, formed from pure gold. When the Yidden behaved properly, the faces of the k'ruvim faced each other. But when they didn't behave properly, the faces turned away, back to back. This meant that Hashem wasn't happy with the Yidden.

The Shulchan. On the shulchan were shelves where fresh matzos were placed every week. At the end of the week, the matzos were still fresh and the Kohanim ate them.

The Menorah. When the menorah was lit every evening by the Kohen Gadol, all the flames faced the middle flame. The middle flame, the Ner Tamid, never burnt out. Every evening the Cohen Gadol would light the new flames from the existing fire of the middle flame.

The Mizbayach Hazohov. On this golden Mizbayach, the Kohen Gadol brought up the Ketores. The Ketores were special spices that were mixed together. When burnt, the smoke rose in a straight column and produced a pleasant smell in the Beis Hamikdosh.

The Mizbayach. This was where all the Korbonos were brought up. When Hashem was happy with the Korbon, He would send down a special fire from shomayim on the mizbayach and it would burn the Korban.

The Kiyar. Every day before starting the Avoda in the Beis Hamikdosh, the Kohanim used the Kiyar. They washed their hands and feet with its water to purify themselves. The Kohen Gadol. The Kohen Gadol was a very special Tzaddik. Only he was allowed to go into the Kodesh Hakedoshim, and only on the special day of Yom Kippur.

(Parshas Terumah - Perek 25)

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