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    • Yaakov Sullivan
    • 08.10.09 | 15:27 (IST)

    No one seems to have forgotten the significance of the Temple Mount to Jews. Christians and Muslims recognise its history in Judaism. That is why they sacralised it in their own history. This division is not new. It existed in the time of the Second Temple. The Sicarii, the Zealots, were militants, nationaists if you will. They died out. Jewish tradition survived theough the efforts of the Pahrisees and Rabbi Yochanan Ben Zakai, who after the Temple was destroyed continued on and hence kept Judasim alive. Further, the Second Temple was destroyed because of Sinat Chinam.Rabbii Eliyashiv is right, the nationalist are wrong.

    from the article: Prominent rabbi to Peres: Jews forbidden on Temple Mount
    First published 12:12 08.10.09 | Last updated 13:28 08.10.09
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