The Dedication of the Mikdash, the dedication of the Mishkan and Matan Torah at Sinai, the three foundational national events of collective revelation are linked together. This chapter raise several issues rearding the Mikdash:

  • The Mikdash as a place of prayer and a  conduit for all prayer, from near or far 
  • Is the Mikdash a place for God or a place for man?
  • The place of the non-Jew in the Mikdash

The dedication concludes with God's promise that his sanctity dwelling in the Mikdash is conditional on keeping the Mitzvot. 

Courtesy of the Virtual Beit Midrash, Yeshivat Har Etzion