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The Red Heifer of the Bible might draw a million tourists to Samaria

By 07/16/2023 1:48 PMNo CommentsBy YidInfo Staff


On Thursday, hundreds of people came to Shiloh in Samaria’s Binyamin district to greet a red heifer that was 100% pure according to the Bible.

The 22-month-old cow, which was transported to Israel from the US, found a new home in the Ancient Shiloh cultural site, which is the location of the former biblical Tabernacle.

Two more heifers will be brought to the town in the upcoming month, and a facility to study the phenomenon will be established there.

Visitors won’t be allowed to touch the heifers because they will be housed in a fenced-off area.

The enigmatic red heifer, or Parah Adumah, is first referenced in the Book of Numbers when God commands Moses and Aaron to take “a perfectly red, unblemished cow, upon which no yoke was laid.

The animal is then killed, and its ashes are used in a purification ceremony. It is unusual to find a heifer that is totally red.

According to Jewish texts, between the time of Moses and the fall of the Second Temple in 70 CE, only nine people were killed.

Maimonides, a wise man from the 12th century, predicted that the Messiah would present the 10th red heifer.

The heifer displayed in Shiloh is entirely red and has never worn a yoke, in accordance with biblical rules.

According to Coby Mamo, CEO of Ancient Shiloh, “This is an exciting and exceptional event for the entire Jewish people.

“We have already established contact with international researchers and promoters who are planning to travel here in huge groups.

The Jewish past is being brought back to Shiloh at the location of the Tabernacle for the benefit of our people’s future.

Israel Ganz, the head of the Binyamin Regional Council, described the cow’s arrival as a “historic moment.

He continued, calling it “good news for the Jewish world, for scientists and researchers, and for everyone.

“The Ancient Shiloh site is continuing to grow and develop, and the Red Heifer Center will attract more visitors, up to one million a year, from Israel and around the world,” he said.

The Binyamin Temple Conference of the council, which began on Wednesday with a supper in the style of the Temple, is when the red heifer arrived.

On Thursday, the conference proceeded with lectures at Tel Shiloh, the hub of Jewish life before the First Temple was built in Jerusalem.

Speakers covered a variety of subjects, including the modern offering of the Passover sacrifice, local wine varietals, and urban and logistical planning “in the vision of a future Jerusalem.”


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