MESSIANIC RED HEIFER DISQUALIFIED: The excitement of a new red baby cow born last week was short lived, it is not the one we need for the Messianic times
The red cow in New Jersey, a possible Red Heifer for the third Beis Hamikdash, turned out to be invalid as of Wednesday morning.
By COLlive reporter
A baby black cow has crushed the hopes and dreams of many Jews around the world when it was born this past Wednesday, 8:00 AM on a New Jersey ranch.
The newborn’s mother is a red colored cow that has gained international attention as a possible qualifying candidate to be a Red Heifer (Parah Aduma) for the third Beis Hamikdash with the coming of Moshiach.
The Red Heifer is an extremely rare creature, Israel Today notes. According to Jewish tradition, during the 2000 years from the time the mitzvah was given until the destruction of the Second Beis Hamikdash in the first century AD, only 9 red cows met the biblical criteria.
This cow was born on April 2, 2013, which fell on Isru Chag Pesach 5773, in Howell Township and has attracted an estimated 37,000 people from around the country over the past few months since it was first reported.
A parah adumah is necessary to produce the ash needed for the ritual purification process, essential to performing the service in the Beis Hamikdash. Many found significance in the finding of this cow.
Its owner Herbert Celler said $1 million was offered for the cow. “But I told him that she’s not for sale. This is a gift from Hashem,” he said. “When he asked me what I’m going to do with her, I told him that I’m going to be the first in line when Moshiach comes.”
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