While many people are praying for the arrival of the Third Temple, one special young girl took on a daunting project that is a huge practical step in jump-starting the Temple service.
Har-Habait.org is a Hebrew-language site that posts updates on the daily events at Judaism’s holiest site. Normally, the articles focus on prominent visitors to the site, calls for prayer, milestones in the number of visitors, and similar topics.
One recent article stood out. Miriam, a young autistic girl, took a step towards realizing her dream of seeing the Temple restored by creating a calendar detailing the daily schedule of the Temple service.
“My name is Miriam,” the article read. “I am an autistic girl and not independent in many things, but I understand everything and communicate by typing. There are many things I can’t do: use a computer mouse, use a pencil, draw. I am independent in terms of the ability to walk and run. I can do many things with only partial help. But I understand everything, and inside, I’m a normal girl. I dream of many things I would like to do, but I can only make my dreams come true if someone helps me.”
“One of my dreams, which is everyone’s dream, is to build the temple. It is a dream that we can only fulfill if there is love between us. Only then, when we all help each other, and when there is peace between us all, will we be able to fulfill this dream.”
Miriam’s dream is to see the Third Jewish Temple in Jerusalem rebuilt.
“Many years have passed since the destruction of the Second Temple,” she wrote. “The temple remains only in our prayers. We were in exile for a long time, but now we are back in the Land of Israel, in our country that we all love so much, and that we are happy and proud of. Now, it is not enough to pray for the temple building. You have to start building it.”
She decided to act in order to manifest this dream.
“I saw that there are many people working in all kinds of ways to build the temple. I also wanted to contribute. But it is not so easy for me to contribute. I am not independent. I have no money of my own. Many things require talking, and I can’t talk. I still didn’t give up.”…Source – Read More!