posted on Jul, 27 2004 @ 09:01 AM
Originally posted by BiffReagle
the problem with israely citizens is they do not understand that what they do affects the whole world, this is coming from a jew and i am also a
believer in israel.
Right-wing extremists might be plotting an attack on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
The state does not sponsor this at all and is taking steps to prevent it - There are stringent security routines at the Temple Mount.
In light of the warnings, security officials are considering banning certain extremist Jews from entering the Temple Mount.
On Monday night, the jewish nation marked the start of Tisha Be'av.
The ninth day of the Hebrew month of Av is the traditional date of the destruction of both the first and second Temples. The day of mourning began at
sundown Monday and ends at sundown Tuesday.
Fearing possible riots, Jerusalem Police Chief Ilan Frenco decided Tuesday morning to close the Temple Mount off to non-Muslim visitors
Police ban Jews from Tisha B'Av visits to Temple Mount
The decision includes members of the Temple Mount Faithful group, who requested permission to conduct a ceremony at the holy site
The decision was made in the wake of recent warnings by Public Security Minister Tzachi Hanegbi that the security establishment had identified rising
intent among right-wing extremists to carry out a Temple Mount attack
The Israeli Chief Rabbinate Council never
discussed the question of building the Third Temple
There is also an absence of halakhic knowledge about the precise location of the Temple site.
In Jewish writings, the Land of Israel is described as they eye of the world and Har HaBayit - the Temple Mount - as the very pupil of the eye.
Gemara's description of the Temple Mount is “the place where Heaven and Earth kiss.” (Bava Basra 74a)
The Temple Mount is the holiest site in Judaism.
Overall, there are a number of reasons why G'd selected the area of the Temple Mount to provide His most intimate connection with the Jewish
The Foundation Stone – the rock from which the world was created is believed to be located at the Temple Mount.
It was the place where Cain and Abel (as well as Noah) were all
believed to have sacrificed offerings to G'd.
This is also the site where Avraham was commanded to offer his son Yitzhak as a sacrifice.
The Holy Ark containing the tablets upon which the Ten Commandments were inscribed is buried in a secret vault under the Mount.
The Third (and final) Temple is expected to be built on this site as a prelude to the Messianic Era.
The view that the Temple should be built today was based on a ruling of Maimonides (Hilchot Bet Ha-Bechirah - Code of Law, Chapter 1,
Paragraph 1) which drew on the verse "And you shall build me a sanctuary.
But Maimonides sets certain prior conditions.
there was a need first for a return to the Jewish monarchy
the reinstitution of the Sanhedrin (the Jewish "Supreme Court" )
the end of Amalek
Another common jewish view is that the Third Temple will be built not by man but by the Messiach and there was nothing to do but pray and wait. This
school is based on Rashi and Tosephot who draw on the verse "The Sanctuary, O G‘d, which your hands have established (Exodus 15:17)
According to a third school of thought, the Temple will be built by the Messiach and moreover,
"the Messiach will come when nation does not fight nation"
The erection of the Temple is dependent on world peace.
"And the wolf shall lie down with the lamb" (Yeshayahu 11:6 )
[edit on 27-7-2004 by Riwka]