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Yosef Elboim (Heb: הרב יוסף אלבוים) is a rabbinical authority on the issues of the Temple Mount and a leading figure in the movement to rebuild the Temple (heb: התנועה לכינון המקדש).[1] As the founder and head of the Movement for the Establishment of the Temple, he has led that group's efforts to prepare for a Third Temple, including the creation of the priestly garments and sacrificial instruments which have not been made since the Destruction of Jerusalem.[2]


Yosef Elboim

He is considered "a leading proponent of going up to the Mount."[3] In 2009, rare footage of Elboim with a group of Haredi Jews was publicized on a visit to the Temple Mount. Elboim had to defend himself by denying that he knew he was being filmed and that he did not want to make a provocation (within the Haredi community which does not condone visiting the Temple Mount).[4]


  1. ^ Shragai, Nadav (August 21, 2010). "Third Temple culture; The movements for reestablishing the Holy Temple are very encouraged: An average of 5,000 Jews a month have been visiting the site since it was reopened to everyone in August 2003". Haaretz. Retrieved November 18, 2011.
  2. ^ Gershom Gorenberg (2002). The end of days: fundamentalism and the struggle for the Temple Mount. Oxford University Press. pp. 143–146. ISBN 0-19-515205-0.
  3. ^ "Op-Ed: The Ultimate Aliyah". May 6, 2005. Retrieved November 18, 2011.
  4. ^ Kikarhashabat ‹See Tfd›(in Hebrew)

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