Friday, February 23, 2007

Parshas Teruma: Tavnis Hamishkan and the Belzer Bais Medrash

The Rambam in Hilchos Bais Habechira 7:10 says: "ט [י] ואסור לאדם שיעשה בית תבנית היכל, אכסדרה תבנית אולם, חצר כנגד העזרה, שולחן כצורת השולחן, ומנורה כצורת המנורה" This means that it is asur to build a building to look like the Bais Hamikdash, I believe.

I'm sure there must be teshuvos on this, but why does the Belzer Bais Medresh in Yerushalayim not fall into that category. You can watch this video below to see what I mean.

If anyone out there can enlighten me, I'd appreciate it!

-Dixie Yid

1 comment:

yitz.. said...

I don't think it is the correct midot.. בית תבנית sounds like it implies the correct midot if not at least the correct proportions.

but I don't know for sure.