A Christian farmer in Texas raised the prized heifers which are essential for priests to serve in the Temple.
Five perfectly red heifers, required for the ritual purification of those who have touched a dead body, arrived in Israel from a ranch in Texas on Thursday, as the Temple Institute continues preparations to lay the ground for the construction of the Third Temple in Jerusalem.
The heifers are all under one year old and if they remain 100% red and avoid any blemishes which would disqualify them. This level of purification would be needed in order to allow the kohanim (priests) to carry out their work in a future Temple.
Source: Jeruslaem Post - Photo: Reuters