Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Prayer on the Temple Mount

By Moshe Feiglin

On the 19th of every Hebrew month I ascend to the Temple Mount. This past Monday, the 19th of Kislev, the group that accompanied me was larger than average. The joy of the recent elections was obvious on their faces.

Toward the end of our visit, we reached the place closest to the Holy of Holies from the west. I said the Alenu prayer out loud and then – together with David Shirel – we clearly said the Kaddish (for both our fathers). When I said the words there, opposite the cherubs, I thought of my father, felt his smile and the pain that had pinched my heart on primaries night – melted.

Click here for a film of those moments, broadcast on Israel's Channel 10:

English transcript of film: 
The candidate elected to the 14th place on the Likud list for the Knesset, Moshe Feiglin, is attempting to broadcast moderate, not provocative messages, as he had done in the past. He has been doing this for quite a few months. But he has not given up on his belief that his destiny is to build the Beit Hamikdash on the Temple Mount.

Roy Sharon, good evening.

Good evening Guy.
Prayer on the Temple Mount is a very unusual event. The political echelon, as well as the police and of course the wakf have been attempting for years to prevent prayer on the Temple Mount. They attempt to prevent any Jewish worship on the Temple Mount. The traditional threat is that prayer on the Temple Mount will anger the Moslems and riots may break out. This morning, future MK Moshe Feiglin, with no tricks and making no attempt to hide, prays on the Temple Mount. Let us first look at the film clip:

A month ago, Guy, he was arrested on the Temple Mount and taken to the police station. But he refused to sign a guarantee that he would not pray on the Temple Mount. This morning we can say that he tested the police and apparently, he triumphed. He prays openly and nobody prevents him from doing so. By the way, no Moslem starts to riot. There is not really any law that prohibits prayer there. There is barely a government decision from 1967. However, every Jew who ascends the Temple Mount is warned that he is forbidden to pray and there is also the status quo, which has been preserved for years. Future MK Moshe Feiglin has never hidden his intentions and his plans to build the Beit Hamikdash in the future. The question is if this is a declaration of his future intentions. In another two months he will have the immunity of a Knesset Member in his pocket and then we will see how he will conduct himself on the Temple Mount. 

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