Kudos for Yisrael Medad noticing this piece of hypocrisy:
You do realize that “our days of old” refers to the Temple?
On the Temple Mount?
In Jerusalem?@epieprz @MalkahFleisher @Joshhasten @elderofziyon
— ymedad (@ymedad) August 11, 2019
As someone who is 21+ hours into fasting in commemoration of the destruction of the Temple (I’m in Israel) I am also mourning the loss of our holiest site. But those who choose to go up to the Temple Mount today are there to provoke & endanger Jews & Muslims on holy day for both. https://t.co/7PQ9CzFv3s
— Rabbi Jill Jacobs (@rabbijilljacobs) August 11, 2019
“Turn us unto You, O LORD, and we shall be turned; renew our days as of old.” This is calling to rebuild the Temple.
Does T’ruah really want the Temple to be rebuilt? Do they want animal sacrifices? Do they want a Kohen Gadol? Every Jew visiting three times a year? A sovereign religious Jewish state? A Passover sacrifice per family?
And if they don’t – are they really mourning the Temple today?
My suspicion is that the answer is an emphatic “no” to all those questions.
Spare us you self-congratulatory 21 hours of fasting, Jill. This isn’t what the religion asks of you. It asks that you actually treat your fellow Jews as family, that you give them the benefit of the doubt, that you don’t look at people with kipot visiting the most sacred spot in history and think they are criminals and troublemakers – while saying that the Muslims who have subverted and taken over this area, placing Hamas banners on the Mount on the very day we mourn the destruction of the Temple on that spot, are somehow righteous.
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