Tuesday, April 22, 2008

An Israeli Levite on the Temple Mount

Subject: Re: The Issue of the Temple Mount

David Shalom,
You provide, as usual, a superb passage to the facts and I thank you for it.
As a religious Levite which I am, allow me to add my aggurah..;).
We reside for over 25 years in Eretz Israel and feel rather dismayed at certain "Rabbanim" opinions. And not only about Temple Mount one may say.
One has to insist on that those are only opinions and probably of interest the voluntary followers of those Rabbanim. And of course, those opinions are profusely used as well by those I call unJews.
It goes without saying that anyone wishing to enter the Temple Mount must do so under absolutely clean conditions. But entering one may.
Again. The above mentioned opinions to the contrary by some Rabbanim, not a majority of relevant Rabbanim, are certainly not binding, except to those favoring abandonment of all that is central to Jewish Heritage. In some obscure way those opinion givers seem unable to distinguish real life from religious seclusion caused limitations.
There are a variety of mystic artifacts upon which such opinions are constructed but, as long as all of those entering the most Holy of all Jewish Shrines comply with the rigid requirements to assure the sanctity of the location, please go for it.
SHmuel HaLevi
Eretz Israel

(Shmuel HaLevi is a Jew, a Levite, a direct descendant of the Gershonite family, Father, Grandfather, Husband, Teacher, “Gaucho”, radio aficionado and Senior Engineer for the U.S. Department of Defense Avionic Programs who was worked on combat aircraft from the F-16 to the B-2 and from the F-15 to the F-117 to the A.V.-8 and A.H.-64, C-17, C.O.H.-58, C-130 and A.T.F. A (seldom used) Consultant for the Israeli Ministry of Defense, Mr. HaLevi is a U.S. D.o.D. Certified Trainer and Graduation Officer for the Israeli Ministry of Education, writer for the University of Tel Aviv Technology Center, Quality Assurance Engineer and patents holder. Presently, Mr. HaLevi serves as the Laboratory equipment technologist supporting key foreign equipment manufacturers. Mr. HaLevi is a veteran Likud Central committee member and founding member of Hashkem Yisrael).
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Subject: The Issue of the Temple Mount

The common knowledge of our time is that the vast majority of Rabbis of this generation have prohibited the Jewish people from entering the Temple Mount (Har HaBayit), the holiest site in Judaism. The Temple Mount is the site of where the Beit HaMikdash (the Jewish Temple) once stood and the place where the Moslems have erected one mosque, the al-Aqsa and a site of pilgrimage, the Dome of the Rock.

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