Secrets of the Future Temple
By Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto
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"You, son of man: Tell the House of Israel about the Temple. Let them see the measurements of the plan. Let them know the form of the Temple and its structure, all its forms and all its laws. Write it before their eyes, and they will guard all its forms and all its laws and do them." ( Ezekiel 43:10-11)
SECRETS OF THE FUTURE TEMPLE is the English version of Mishkney Elyon, "Dwellings of the Supreme", by Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto ("RaMChaL", 1707-47), translated by Avraham Yehoshua Greenbaum. It discusses the significance of the design of the Third Temple as prophesied by Ezekiel and explains the purpose of the Temple services. This is a serious kabbalistic text that will be most meaningful to those who have a grasp of the Temple layout and services as well as some familiarity with kabbalistic concepts.
Key Concepts in Mishkney Elyon: Shefa • Roots and Branches of the Tree • Sources of Shefa: Sefirot and Partzufim • Lights, Names and Numbers • Letters of Creation • Divine Names • Miluim • Union • Number and Space • Order • Studying Mishkney Elyon • The House of Prayer for all the Nations
We are grateful to Rabbi Yosef Spinner שליט"א for his consent to the use of his transcription of the only known manuscript of Mishkney Elyon as printed in Sefer Ginzey Ramchal by the late Rabbi Chaim Friedlander זצ"ל. We are also grateful to יבלח"א Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Lipshitz for permission to use his Plan of the Future Temple according to Ramchal, the original version of which was printed in Rabbi Friedlander's edition of Mishkney Elyon.