Tag Archives: Har Habayit

Yom Yerushalayim 5774 – Jerusalem Reunification Day 2014

Yom Yerushalayim began tonight, marking the 47th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem, as well as the liberation of Judea, Samaria and the Golan Heights (and the Gaza Strip but that’s another story) in the 1967 Six Day War. The … Continue reading

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Destroying Jewish history

In the middle of the Six Day War in 1967, Motta Gur may famously have announced “The Temple Mount is in our hands“, but the truth is that this is far from evident today.  The ongoing destruction at the hands … Continue reading

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US rebukes Israel for lack of religious freedom – for Jews

I was astonished to read that the US State Department has condemned Israel for restricting religious freedom for Jews on the Temple Mount.  The cause of my astonishment is that barely 2 weeks ago, the same State Department was having … Continue reading

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Tisha Be’Av 5772 – 2012

It is the fast of Tisha Be’Av (9th of Av) today (OK, technically it is the 10th today, since we don’t fast on Shabbat besides on Yom Kippur), the saddest day in the Jewish calendar. The fast commemorates the destruction … Continue reading

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The Jerusalem Bridge to Nowhere

The Mughrabi Bridge leads from the area of the Kotel (Western Wall) in the Old City of Jerusalem up to the Mugrabi Gate at the entrance to the Temple Mount, the holiest site in the world for the Jewish people. … Continue reading

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