Rebuilding the Beit Hamikdash in the Merit of Torah
In this week's "The Path to Follow" newsletter by Rav Pinto (p. 3), we find the following:
The Toldot Yaakov Yosef on Pekudei can be found here. If you look there, he expounds on this concept further, quoting the Alishich Hakadosh. He says that the first Beit Hamikdash was destroyed due to forsaking the Torah (Nedarim 81a) and the second Beit Hamikdash was destroyed due to baseless hatred (Yoma 9b). In order to rectify both of these in order to build the third Beit Hamikdash, it says "Remember ye the law of Moses My servant" and corresponding to the second sin, it says "Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet..." to merit peace.
How appropriate then is the upcoming prayer rally where all segments of the Torah-abiding public are coming together unified - with love - and in honor of the Torah. May it show HKB"H that we are truly deserving the third Beit Hamikdash, Amen.