The nascent Sanhedrin released a declaration to the 70 nations for Hanukkah to be read at a ceremony in Jerusalem on the last day of the holiday. The ceremony will include the consecration of a stone altar prepared for use in the third temple. The declaration is intended as an invitation to the nations to participate in the temple and to receive its blessings.
The altar is currently in the form of loose stone blocks ready to be transported to the Temple Mount and stored in a manner that will enable them to be transported and assembled at a moment's notice. When complete, the altar will be a square nine feet on each side and five feet tall, and includes a ramp for the priests to ascend. The decision to prepare the blocks and all the details of their composition is the result of a long study performed by the members of the Sanhedrin in conjunction with the Temple Institute.
A full-dress reenactment of the Korban Olah Tamid (the daily offering) will take place. Kohanim (Jewish men of the priestly caste descended from Aaron) wearing biblically mandated garb will lead the ceremony.
Whether they have a stone altar or not, they have no Temple; so how do they call it that? I know most members of the older boards held Dispensational truth. So with the Church still in situ on earth, the Rabbi's claim seems a bit premature to me.
My 2¢ worth, συζυγος
Sola Scriptura, (Tota scriptura), Sola Gratia, Sola Fide, Solus Christus, Soli Deo Gloria