For those who don’t know me, for a number of years now, I have been engaged in articulation and development of the vision: ‘life in light of Temple consciousness.’ Without disregarding the necessary practical, halakhic [practical Jewish law], political, and security preparations, it is also important to prepare our consciousness and our hearts to understand the spiritual significance of the Temple.
Today, the only thing stopping us from rebuilding the Temple is that the people of Israel (as a nation) do not want to […]  As we all know, if the nation wished, all other problems would be resolved immediately. (Anyone who does not accept this assumption, that is his right. I have no interest, however, in an opening discussion on it.)
However, next Wednesday I am very excited to deliver a live lecture on the subject, in which I will explain this idea. I will also present, for the first time, a new project that will offer a structured process for the practice and development of [the nation’s] consciousness.
The lecture will be given as part of the TED Advocacy conference (of which I am also one of its organizers), as one of 36 lectures on various subjects.”
– Uriel Herzog, posted on Mateh Hamikdash FB Page
0202 Editor’s Note:
 Although in mainstream Orthodox Judaism the rebuilding of the Temple is generally left to the coming of the Jewish Messiah and to Divine Providence, a number of organizations, generally representing a small minority of Orthodox Jews, have been formed with the objective of realizing the immediate construction of a Third Temple. These views that call to rebuild the Temple today are controversial and contested in secular and religious circles due to the religious and political sensitivities of the site.