Thursday, December 06, 2012

Chanuka Comes to Life

Moshe Feiglin [center] led a prayer group on the Temple Mount, the same place the Maccabees liberated from the Syrian-Greeks in the Chanuka story.  Few know that Jews have not been allowed to pray on the Temple Mount, bowing to Muslim sensibilities.

Feiglin Prays on Temple Mount -Yori Yanover

Moshe Feiglin, who made the number 14 spot on the Likud Knesset list, managed to surprise many yet again when he showed up on Temple Mount with a minyan and conducted a prayer service.

For years, Israeli governments, police and, naturally, the Arab Waqf, have been preventing Jews visiting Temple Mount, warning that such an attempt on the part of Jews...would surely start never-before-seen riots.

[D]espite those apocalyptic warnings, there are no actual laws on the books explicitly prohibiting prayer – because that would be a blatant violation of several Geneva conventions and UN human rights declarations. And so the prohibitions against Jews praying at the site hide behind ordinances against disorderly conduct, with the cops on the spot empowered to interpret the rules as they see fit.
[The Jewish Press]

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