Jews Again Denied Right to Sacrifice, But…



In its latest weekly update, LCG reported:

Watch the Middle East! This is an admonition God’s Church has made for decades, and now we are starting to see why. “The Temple Mount Institute has filed suit in its fight for the right to sacrifice a sheep on the Temple Mount prior to Passover, as commanded in the Torah.” Citing equal access rights to the Temple Mount, the Institute notes discriminatory actions by the Israeli police. Muslims retain the right to worship according to their customs, while Jews, who also view the Temple Mount as holy, are forced to limit their religious activities (, March 18, 2010). Although the Temple Mount Institute will likely not be granted the opportunity to offer sacrifices on the Temple Mount prior to the Passover, there is increasing pressure to allow equal access to worship on the Temple Mount. As America appears to be curtailing its relationship with Israel, the EU and the Catholic Church are “building” their relationships with Israel. One of the clear signs of the end of the age, indicating Christ’s imminent return, is the cessation of Temple sacrifices. The sacrifices will apparently cease half-way through a seven-year treaty between many nations, and will be involved in triggering the beginning of the Great Tribulation (Daniel 9:27; 12:11). In order for sacrifices to cease, they must first begin—and events appear to be moving in this direction!

And like in past years, as LCG indicated, the Supreme Court in Israel again ruled against the sacrifices:

Supreme Court: No Passover Sacrifice Again This Year

by Hillel Fendel

( The Supreme Court has rejected a petition requesting that Jews be enabled to offer the Passover Sacrifice…the eve of the holiday.

Similar petitions have been submitted and rejected in recent years…

But as LCG correctly stated, sacrifices must at some point in time begin.  They will likely be sometime after the deal in Daniel 9:27 (and may take years to start from then)–but they will begin.  And, as the shown above, the Jews do not believe that a rebuilt temple must exist for those sacrifices to begin (this is also consistent with what the Bible shows in Ezra 3:6).

Furthermore, some Jews might try to sacrifice this year anyway.  Today the following statements were at the website of the reconstituted “Sanhedrin”:


This year in Jerusalem, the Sanhedrin Initiative is calling upon the Jewish people in Israel and throughout the world to participate in the Korban Pesach. T

Note: “Korban Pesach” means “offering Passover” or Passover sacrifice.

Whether the Sanhedrin will actually sacrifice this year is not completely clear. But the above again confirms that various Jews correctly understand that they do not have to have a temple for the sacrifices.

Perhaps it should be mentioned that there is a rumor this year that some Jews will sacrifice some sheep 12 miles northeast of Jerusalem on some type of altar.  But I should add that simply killing sheep to eat them at Passover does happen each year, and this may not be seen as significant by many Jews as it is not actually on the area of the old Temple.

Many Jews believe that the sacrifices can only be done in Jerusalem.  Notice the following from The Jewish Observer: Los Angeles:

The sacrifices may only be performed in Jerusalem.(Special Report: Celebrating Passover.  The Jewish Observer: Los Angeles.  March 22-28, 2010)

Thus, many will discount the importance of sacrifices outside of Jerusalem–especially if they are only annual sacrifices (like just for Passover).

Now from a biblical perspective, at a point of time in the end, regular sacrifices will have to be stopped.  Here are three biblical prophecies about this:

27 Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week;
But in the middle of the week
He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering.
And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate,
Even until the consummation, which is determined,
Is poured out on the desolate. (Daniel 9:27)

31 And forces shall be mustered by him, and they shall defile the sanctuary fortress; then they shall take away the daily sacrifices, and place there the abomination of desolation.  (Daniel 11:31)

11 And from the time that the daily sacrifice is taken away, and the abomination of desolation is set up, there shall be one thousand two hundred and ninety days. (Daniel 12:11)

It should be understood that in order for Daniel 11:31 and 12:11 to be fulfilled, the Jews would need to have “daily”, not just annual sacrifices (it is the “daily” that are stopped by the forces of the King of the North in the end time).  And that likely would require the deal in Daniel 9:27 (which probably will not directly mention sacrifices) along with some type of official government acceptance to be implemented.

But the reality is that if enough Jews want the sacrifices, the government in Israel eventually will allow them.  And the Bible shows that at some time sacrifices will be stopped, thus they first need to start.  This is getting closer.

For additionally related information, please see the article:

Why is a Jewish Temple in Jerusalem Not Required? Although people like Timothy LaHaye teach a third Jewish temple is required, who is ‘the temple of God” in the New Testament? Does the Bible require a rebuilt Jewish Temple?
Who is the King of the North? Is there one? Do biblical and Roman Catholic prophecies point to the same leader? Should he be followed? Who will be the King of the North discussed in Daniel 11? Is a nuclear attack prophesied to happen to the English-speaking peoples of the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand? When do the 1335 days, 1290 days, and 1260 days (the time, times, and half a time) of Daniel 12 begin? When does the Bible show that economic collapse will affect the United States?

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