"“The Lord said to Moses
and Aaron: This is a requirement of the law that the
Lord has commanded: Tell the Israelites to bring you a
red heifer without defect or blemish and that has never
been under a yoke. … This will be a lasting ordinance
both for the Israelites and for the aliens living among
The Temple Institute recently announced on
their youtube channel the birth of an entirely red
female calf that “brings the promise of reinstating
Biblical purity to the world”.
The announcement includes a video of
the red calf and its mother – revealing “a perfectly red
heifer was born in the land of Israel”.
The cow went under “extensive
examination by rabbinical experts” who confirmed she is
a “viable candidate for the Biblical red heifer”.
Red heifers feature in end times
tales in both Christianity and Judaism.
The cow’s birth and sacrifice is said
to proceed the construction of the Third Temple in
Jerusalem. And the Third Temple’s construction –
following the destruction of the previous two – heralds
the arrival of the Jewish Messiah.
While some Evangelical Christian
theologians have linked the building of the Third Temple
to Judgement Day. Rabbi Chain Richman, director of the
Temple Institute, hailed the red heifer’s birth as
suggestions the time could be right for the Third
Temple Institute bosses founded their Raise a Red Heifer
in Israel program three years ago and have been trying
to breed a perfectly red cow. Frozen embryos of red
angus cows have been imported and implanted into
traditional Israeli domestic cows, reports Breaking
The newborn red heifer was verified
by a board of rabbis from the Temple Institute as
fulfilling the prophesied requirements.
Prophecy in the Hebrew Bible states the cow must be red
“without blemish”, must not have worked.
It is claimed there have only been nine true red heifers
– and the 10th will herald the construction of the Third
The Temple Institute believes a red
heifer will be needed to be scarified to complete the
ritual of purification for the temple – heralding the
coming of the Jewish Messiah.
Red heifers have previously been
found by the organisation – who have then disqualified
them for not meeting prophetic standards. One was found
in 1999, but was disqualified for being male – and a
second was born in 2002, which was found to have a patch
of white hair.
Writing on the Temple Institute’s website, Rabbi Caimen
said: "Does this perhaps mean that the appearance of
a red heifer in these waning end times is an indication,
a forerunner of the appearance of the Messiah himself,
who will officiate at its preparation? "If there has
been no red heifer for the past 2,000 years, perhaps it
is because the time was not right; Israel was far from
being ready. "But now, what could it mean for the times
we live in, to have the means for purification so close
He added: “We cannot help but
wonder and pray: If there are now red heifers... is ours
the era that will need them?”
Evangelical Christians believe the construction of the
Third Temple all herald their own end times prophecy.
The prophecy has even been linked to the US President
Donald Trump moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem.
Rabbi Hillel Weiss said he believes
Trump’s decision over the embassy is the first stage of
bringing about the end of days.
And then a third Rabbi, Pinchas Winston, claimed ongoing
tensions between Iran and Israel is building to the
The rabbis consider the red heifer
one of the greatest mysteries of the Torah. Even they
wonder how it’s possible that the ashes of the
sacrificial animal can purify from sin and defilement.
Furthermore, in an apparent paradox,
these same ashes that purified also made anyone involved
in the red heifer preparations—from the person who
gathered the ashes to the person who sprinkled the
water—unclean until evening.
The commandment regarding the red
heifer is such a mystery that the rabbis place it in the
category of chukkim—divine decrees that cannot be
understood by our limited human understanding. Kosher
and dietary laws also fit into this category.
Some Jewish sages believe the ordinance of the red
heifer to be connected to the sin of the golden calf.
The red heifer is believed to serve
in some way as atonement for the terrible consequences
of the Israelites worshiping the golden calf when they
were brought out of Egypt.
In order for a cow to qualify as a
red heifer for this holy purpose of purification, it
must meet the following requirements, as outlined in
Numbers 19, and also in the writings of the oral
tradition of the Talmud:
1. The red heifer must be absolutely
perfect in its redness. Even two hairs of any other
color will disqualify it. Even its hooves must be red.
2. It was to be three or four years old. Although older
animals could be used, younger could not.
3. It must be free of any kind of internal or external
defect or blemish.
4. It must not have been used for any type of physical
labor and never have been placed under a yoke – not even
Only an animal that meets all these
requirements may be used to provide the ashes of the
purification process in fulfillment of the commandment.
The Temple Institute, which has already prepared the
sacred Temple vessels, has in the past identified two
possible red heifer candidates—one in 1997 and then
again in 2002. Although both were initially thought to
be kosher, they were later found to be unsuitable.
Russia on Friday backed a military
campaign to retake the last rebel-held
stronghold in Syria as Turkey pleaded
for a cease-fire. All 3 nations at the
Summit pop up repeatedly in end times
Bible prophecy related to the time of
Jacob’s trouble, with Russia and Iran,
Magog and Persia, two of the main heavy
Watch is the latest target of a widening
crackdown on right of center,
conservative and Christian media voices.
Figures such as Alex Jones and Gavin
McInnes have been booted from YouTube,
Twitter and Facebook recently, and now
the left has gone after payment systems
to strip away the ability for supporters
to fund right-leaning websites.