December 20, 2005

High Priest Robe Produced for Use in the Third Temple

( After much hard work and research, the techelet (azure blue) robe of the High Priest has been completed by the Temple Institute and it is hoped to be fit to be worn in the Third Temple. The blue coat, or me'il techelet as it is called in the Torah, sports 72 golden bells alternating with 72 pomegranates attached around its hem, woven of blue, purple, and scarlet wool.

The project was researched and undertaken by skilled artisans over the past three years. It will join the already completed ephod and choshen (breastplate), featuring the 12 precious stones associated with the 12 tribes of Israel. Master weaver Yehudit Avraham wove the robe using the Navajo "two-sided" weaving technique.

"This is the first robe woven entirely out of techelet in nearly 2,000 years," Rabbi Chaim Richman of the Temple Institute told Arutz Sheva Radio.

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Visit the Temple Institute site HERE

The Priestly Garments site HERE

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