August 3, 2010 1:12 pm at 1:12 pm #592073
Think for a moment, what would be your reaction if you went to shul one morning and found the door locked with a long line. You reach the front of the line and the police officer asks you for your ID and takes down you information. The police than calls out 10 names from the lines and gathers your for a little speech. He says, “You are about to enter into a holy place, if we see you davening, dancing, singing, bowing, putting on tallis or tiffilin, you will be immediately arrested. Furthermore at no point during your visit may you sit down or even stand still, you must also walk in a predesignated path and follow all police instructions.”
After a half an hour wait, you are finally granted admission into the shul. To your great shock, you see a bunch of non-Jewish children kicking a soccer ball against the Aron Kodesh and a few women having a picnic on the Bimah. You ask the police how this can be happening and he answers “you are only a guest so be quite or leave”. You finish your visit and are told you will not be allowed to return until tomorrow because everyone only gets one visit a day and with a smile, he returns to your ID.
You think this cannot happen, well this is the daily reality for Jews on Har Habayit. A little food for thought.August 3, 2010 1:52 pm at 1:52 pm #691795
You think this cannot happen, well this is the daily reality for Jews on Har Habayit. A little food for thought.
It is called Galus.August 3, 2010 2:11 pm at 2:11 pm #691796
It is ????August 3, 2010 2:29 pm at 2:29 pm #691797
As heart-breaking as the situation on Har HaBayit is, think what would be the case (with Mashiach having not yet arrived) if that stupid domed structure were NOT there.
At best, it would be a big tourist site, with thousands of people, Jews and goyim, tramping through every area of this makom kadosh with their cameras just like they do at the back of the Kotel plaza.
At worst, the Israeli government or the Jerusalem city government might turn it into a sports stadium or a shopping area.
HaSh-m had a reason for allowing that mosque to be built there and remain there – temporarily.August 3, 2010 3:34 pm at 3:34 pm #691798
I must say, you obviously came to Yeshiva World to vent your frustration, but never bothered finding out why Rabbanim Assur going to Har Habyit.
We are in Golus, we’re tamei nefesh, etc.
There will be a time (hopefully very soon), where you will be able to go to Har habyit.
all the best
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