Monday, March 15, 2010


Jacob's dream on Mount Moriah: Does this heritage really mean nothing?

It looks as if the Jerusalem Police have again chose to grovel to Moslem hate-mongers, and will refuse to allow the planned ascent of the Temple Mount on March 16, Rosh Chodesh Nisan. Can't let wild-eyed Jooooooo-hating jihadis get upset by the ohhh-so-offensive spectacle of Jews praying on the Temple Mount, can we? IN PUBLIC, no less!

Rabbi Richman has responded with a riveting essay that invites comparison to Mordechai's "loud and bitter cry" in the Book of Esther (4:1). In it he demands:

Isn't it time we take a look at who we are, where we come from, and where we are going? How long can we continue to abandon the holiest place we have? How long will we allow others to tell us that our intention to build a house in Jerusalem, or to claim our forefather's tombs as our own, or to pray on the Temple Mount, is extremism? If our presence, our history, and our prayers are all obstacles to peace, what have we to look forward to?

For such a smart man, Bibi Netanyahu and his advisers are doing something very foolish. Let's pray they change their minds by tomorrow.

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