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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

New Kiyor

As the HaMikdash Institute prepares for a new exhibition, a large כיור נחושת was transported to the exhibit location, a delivery that required considerable care as those involved faced many logistical issues. The new kiyor is equipped with a system that eliminates fears of the Halachic inyan of ‘לינה בכלי שרת’.

According to Machon HaMikdash officials, the new kiyor is 2.5 meters high and its diameter is 2.8 meters, making a sizable heavy object, with officials pointing out it is kosher for use in the Third Beis HaMikdash and it can serve 12 kohanim simultaneously.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

See also Srugim with a picture of it.


At Tue Jan 15, 07:27:00 PM 2013, Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Shlomo HaMelekh's copper sea or kiyor was ten Amot in diameter. I think that it has been shown from various archaeological finds that the an Amah is 20.6 inches. So ten amot is 206 inches in diameter. One meter has 39 inches. So 2.8 meters is 109 inches. Isn't this kiyor kind of small considering that the 3rd Temple will be bigger than Shlomo's Temple?? And where are the oxen that hold it up? Didn't Shlomo fashion copper oxen holding up the kiyor?

At Tue Jan 15, 11:39:00 PM 2013, Anonymous Yitzchak said...

The kiyor constructed by the Temple Institute is not a reproduction of the copper sea that Shlomo HaMelech built, which, indeed, was massive. The present kiyor was built according to the Torah requirements and includes the muchni originally designed by Ben Katin. For more information:

At Thu Jan 17, 12:19:00 PM 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Mashiach will have a better grasp of the needed dimensions and other details. This is premature.


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