A delegation of some 25 experts, including Rabbis Yisrael Ariel and Yoseph Elboim, visited the farm last week to examine the six-month old cow, and concluded that it is in fact an acceptable red heifer, according to Torah requirements.
However, the cow must be at least two years old before it can be used.
From: RED HEIFER BORN - OPENS WAY FOR THIRD TEMPLE 3/16/97 - Sunday Telegraph (London) According to London's Sunday Telegraph of March 16, 1997, a team of rabbinical experts have confirmed the birth of a red heifer.
Such an animal is necessary for purification of the temple site according to Numbers 19:2-7.
This occurs in the middle of the 7 year end-times period.
So if the peace treaty between Israel and the PLO signed on September 13, 1993 was the peace treaty of prophecy, then on February 24, 1997, the abomination of desolation should have occurred in the Temple in Jerusalem.
Thus, some rabbis hold that sacrifices would not take place in a rebuilt Temple.
Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook, the first chief rabbi of the Jewish community in pre-state Israel, holds that sacrifices will not be reinstituted.
However, not all rabbis agree on what would happen in a rebuilt Temple.There will be a great apostasy or falling away from the faith, and the antichrist will sit in the Temple in Jerusalem and falsely declare himself to be God.Are there other scriptures which confirm that the abomination of desolation happens in the middle of the end-times 7 year period?To attempt to tear down and replace these Muslim shrines with a Jewish Temple is impossible in today's political and religious climate.The very idea of doing so at any point in the future constitutes a seemingly unresolvable problem.