The visionary Rabbi Chaim Richman.
As the years passed, it slowly dawned on me how simultaneously provocative and humiliating Israel's historical policy towards Jerusalem's Temple Mount has been, going way back to 1967. Provocative, because by extending the hand of tolerance to Muslim religious "authorities," Israel encourages them to believe that they still really control Jerusalem, and will someday be able to destroy Israel. And humiliating, because the policy has explicitly and deliberately turned Jews into 3d-class citizens once they walk upon the holiest site in Judaism--inside Israel!
But thank God, there is a dedicated group of Jerusalemites determined to rectify this absurd situation. Led by the great folks at the Temple Institute, an impressive coalition of Israelis, Jews and Gentiles has declared this upcoming March 16 (Rosh Chodesh Nisan in the ancient Jewish calendar) to be "International Temple Mount Awareness Day." THIS is the kind of principled, morality-based activism that will pay great dividends in our future battles with satanic jihadism.
Please join the fight this tuesday, which will be a key step in restoring the Third Temple. And somehow I sense that, once that is accomplished, all of our fears and responses to satanic jihadism will no longer be needed. May it come to pass speedily and in our days, amen.
"My house shall be a house of prayer for all nations..."--Isaiah 56:7