Mikeitz: The Bais Hamikdosh, Power Source of Spirituality

The Bach commenting on Tur Shulchan Aruch explains that the decrees of the Yivanim against the Jewish people occurred because the Jewish people became “lax in their service.” Earlier in history, the Bais HaMikdash had been the center of life, the pride of every Jew. Going up to Yerushalayim three times a year was looked at with excitement and great anticipation, and the effect of the service was appreciated by all. However, at the time…






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