In early December, 2012, Moshe Feiglin and a number of observant Jews did what was unthinkable. They violated the unwritten Israeli rule prohibiting Jews from “practicing religion” like praying on the Temple Mount. There in sight of the Dome of the Rock Mosque, Feiglin, a Likud Jewish “hardliner” who was No. 15 on the Likud list for the imminent elections in Israel and the leadership of the Likud Party, was walking with at least 10 men across the platform surrounding the Dome of the Rock.
Noted for begin in the right-wing sector of the Likud, the swelling tide of Messianism during the recent “Eight Day War with Hamas in Gaza”, the nationalist and the settlers groups are now tilting the entire political framework of the State of Israel towards Observant Judaism and Israeli nationalistic idealism.
This is the same Feiglin who outlined his political vision on Facebook of the future of Jerusalem when he stated that his “mission” would be over when “we build the [Jewish] Temple on top of the Temple Mount and fulfill our purpose in the land.”
Since the Oslo Accord, in spite of there being no laws against a Jew praying on the Temple Mount, the Israeli government in league with the Islamic Wakf, who control the Temple Mount, have informed any Jews or Christians not to carry out any form of religious prayers, ceremonies upon the Mount, with the threats that spontaneous riots and violence against the Jewish people below at the Western Wall my occur.
On this given day, there just happened to be a camera crew with Channel 10 News who obtained video footage of a group of Jews including what many Observant Jews predict may be a future MK in the Israeli Knesset, who were praying on the Temple Mount. Not only this, there was at least a minyan of 10 men praying there on the Jewish peoples Most Holy Site in the world.
Moshe Feiglin (in black jacket, second from right) prays on the Temple Mount, Monday (photo credit: screen capture/Channel 10)
It was considered that by ElderofZion blogsite, that this might have been the first time since the destruction of the Temple of Herod in the year 70 CE that ten men constituting a minyan, which according to the sages of Judah would represent that the Holy One of Israel would also be present with them. Over the centuries there have been numerous pilgrims, visitors, to the site but there had been no mention of ten men worshipping as a minyan; the minimum number of men needed to pray, perform public worship, recite the priestly blessing, partake in readings from the Torah and the Prophets plus recite the Thirteen Attributes of Mercy, the Kiddush HaShem and the recitation of the Birkat ha-Gomel.
Yet, the Elder of Zion blogsite revised their opinion when they received insightful article written by Gedalia Meyer and Henoch Messner on the topic of the halchah and the history of the Jewish people who visited the Temple Mount over the ages, as they sited:
Gedalia Meyer and Henoch Messner – “Following the Arab conquest we have very little information concerning Jewish activity occurring on the Temple Mount. Unlike during the Christian Byzantine times, there is no indication that the Muslims prohibited Jewish visitation to the site. The first solid report of what was going on during this time comes in the early 12th century when Jerusalem was already in the hands of the Crusaders. This report is found in a rarely referenced book called Megilas Hamegila by Avraham ben Chiya. He was a rabbi who is believed to have lived in Barcelona and was occasionally quoted by the Abarbanel, among others.
On page 99, he mentions that the Arabs had good relations with the Jews. He says that the Jews were even permitted to have a synagogue on the Temple Mount, which they used on holidays to serve in place of the sacrifices that had been offered in the Beis Hamikdash. This synagogue was destroyed when the Crusaders came [in 1099], and since that time the Jews were prohibited from entering the Temple Mount, we learn.”
The video makes it clear that this wasn't a few people praying - this was a minyan, as opposed to other times that individuals prayed on the Har HaBayit
As reported on the “Recent Developments in the News regarding the Temple Mount”, last updated on December 21, 2009, the late Chief Rabbi, Rav Shlomo Goren wrote in the Yibane HaMikdash, Issue 10, that originally was published in the Darchei Torah, the following summary of “The Struggle on the Temple Mount:”
Late Chief Rabbi Rav Shlomo Goren – “With the first military deployment in the liberated and united Jerusalem, I decided that the time has come to establish facts on the ground, and I started to organize Jewish prayer services on the Temple Mount, in areas permissible for those defiled by contact with the dead to enter.
In these great days, I could not free myself from the thought that, from a historical perspective, the designation of the Western Wall Plaza for Jewish prayer is only the result of Jews being banned from the Temple Mount by the Crusaders and by Moslems together. Hence, an intolerable situation has been created, that even after the liberation of the Temple Mount, the Moslems remained up on the Temple Mount, and we stayed down below, them inside and us outside.
Prayer by the Western Wall is a sign of destruction and exile, and not freedom and redemption, since Jewish prayer by the Western Wall started only in the 16th century. Before that, Jews had prayed on the Temple Mount for centuries, and when they were expelled, they prayed on the Mountain of Olives, across from the Eastern Gate. Jews have been praying by the Western Wall for only about three hundred years.
In the framework of the function of the Military Rabbinate, we held organized study and prayer on the Temple Mount -- Shacharit (morning service), Mincha (afternoon service), and Ma'ariv (evening service), and Torah reading on Shabbat, Monday, and Thursday on the Temple Mount Plaza itself, inside the Mugrabi Gate, near our study center. Once, the Waqaf people tried to close the Shevatim Gate, on the northeastern end of the Temple Mount, from a gathering of officers of the Military Rabbinate that was held on the Temple Mount. We broke through the gate and entered. That taught them the Temple Mount is ours officially and practically.
On the 9th of Av, 5727 (1967 CE), I held a Mincha service for a small group on the Temple Mount Plaza across from the steps going up south of the Dome of the Rock, a place that is permissible to enter according to all Halachic authorities. This Mincha service on the 9th of Av on the Temple Mount raised many reactions in the media in Israel and abroad. Jewish writers hostile to religion in the State started incitement against our efforts to renew Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount.
Handing the Key of the Temple Mount to the Waqaf
In the midst of deliberations, in both governmental and religious frameworks, about renewing Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount and building a permanent synagogue on the open southern plain, the Minister of Defense told me, to my great surprise, that he decided to pass the auspices and responsibilities for all arrangements on the Temple Mount to the Islamic Waqaf. He ordered me to take the Torah study center of the Military Rabbinate down from the Temple Mount and to remove all officers of the Temple Mount. From then on, according to him, the Military Rabbinate has no responsibility for the arrangements there, and I should stop organizing Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount. I accepted the order with anger and pain, and I told the Minister of Defense that this is likely to bring about a third destruction, since the key to our sovereignty over Judea, Samaria, and Gaza is the Temple Mount.”
Such are the events that are now ascending into the consciousness of the Orthodox Jews and the Righteous Gentiles especially with the Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Judah. Since the days of the soon aborted, “Eight Day War with Hamas in Gaza”, when the young Israeli soldiers were clamoring to participate in the invasion of Gaza, feeling that this was a righteous war, the sense of the Messiah’s presence has been more and more palpable in the Land of Israel. No doubt will see these types of events begin to crumble the old framework of the global elite as an elevated state of consciousness is changing the hearts of the Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel seeking to return to the brotherhood of “All Israel” and gaining a new respect for the rabbanim of Yisra’el and opening the gates of heaven for eventually the full revelation of the Maschiah ben Dovid.”
Credit to ElderofTzion.org – “The First Minyan on the Temple Mount in 913 years (updated – not quite) Something rather momentous happened on Monday.” – December 3, 2012
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