Tag: Temple Mount

Right-wing activist Glick praises gov’t over Temple Mount policing

One day after police contained Muslim rioting on the Temple Mount – intended to prevent Jews visiting the site during Tisha Be’av – right-wing activist Yehudah Glick praised the government for not capitulating to the violence by closing the contested holy site to Jews, as it has done in the past.   Glick, head of […]

Violence at Temple Mount on Tisha B’Av

Jerusalem District Police received information that some youths had barricaded themselves inside the mosque overnight and collected stones, planks, and Molotov cocktails with the purpose of altercating with police and disturbing the visits of Jews arriving at the Temple Mount complex for Tisha B’Av prayers. Tisha B’Av is an annual fast day commemorating the destruction […]

Looking for Sanity in a World Gone Mad

This Sunday, Israel will be observing the Fast of Tisha B’Av, marking 1945 years since the destruction of the Second Temple. On this day of tragedy and national mourning, are thoughts and prayers are all focused on the loss of the Holy Temple.   But what does it really mean to us, and what are […]

Holy Cow: Biblical Red Heifer in production – Not Just News

The intricacies of animal husbandry and care are not something one would immediately suspect rabbis and scholars of Jewish law to be particularly engaged with.   But the Temple Institute, a religious educational and activist group dedicated to preparing for the construction of the Third Temple in Jerusalem, has recently partnered with an Israeli cattleman […]

Glick: We’re here to protest against apartheid on the Temple Mount

“We’re here calling out for the recognition that Jews are also human beings, and we’re here to protest against the apartheid on the Temple Mount, where there is a total difference between if you are a Muslim or you are any other person,” he said at the gathering near Dung Gate.Glick called for the protest […]

Jews to Protest Unofficial Temple Mount Ban

Jewish visitors to the Temple Mount have been told repeatedly that they are banned from entering Judaism’s holiest site due to Ramadan over the past several weeks – and one group plans to protest.   Haim Brosh, spokesman for Students for the Temple Mount, spoke to Arutz Sheva on Wednesday about the situation.   “Jews who arrived […]

‘Temple Mount is Judenrein’

Jews barred from entering the Temple Mount registered an original, if provocative, protest Tuesday, by means of a small sign that says “Judenrein – clean of Jews.” The sign was put up by the protesters at the entrance to the Western Wall Plaza and photographed.   “Judenrein,” the German word meaning “Jew-free,” was often used […]

The Vatican Wants the Temple Mount Taken From the Jews

In 2000, speaking in a mosque in Palestinian-held Ramallah, Yasser Arafat declared, “No one will succeed in removing us from our land, including Jerusalem, and the Palestinian flag will fly from the Temple Mount and from the churches in Jerusalem.”   Arafat could say that because he had won the Vatican’s support for his terroristic strategy. On […]

Israeli Boy Blocks Temple Mount in One-Man Protest

Routine discrimination against Jews on the Temple Mount is certainly nothing new.   Despite its status as the holiest site in Judaism, due to Muslim pressure and threats Israeli police maintain a blanket ban on any forms of non-Muslim worship. In practice, the measures target visibly-Jewish visitors, who are only allowed to visit during certain hours of […]

Judge allows right-wing activist Yehuda Glick to return to Temple Mount

Following an October assassination attempt that nearly took his life – and a subsequent court-ordered ban from visiting the Temple Mount – a Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court judge on Tuesday ruled that Yehudah Glick may return to the contested holy site on a limited basis.   Despite police opposition alleging that Glick, a spokesman for the […]