The Temple Institute announced the birth of an entirely red female calf that “brings the promise of reinstating Biblical purity to the world”.
Red heifers feature in end times tales in both Christianity and Judaism.
The cow’s birth and sacrifice is said to proceed the construction of the Third Temple in Jerusalem.
And the Third Temple’s construction – following the destruction of the previous two – heralds the arrival of the Jewish Messiah.
While some Evangelical Christian theologians have linked the building of the Third Temple to Judgement Day.
Rabbi Chain Richman, director of the Temple Institute, hailed the red heifer’s birth as suggestions the time could be right for the Third Temple.