The Temple Mount. What are we Waiting For?
This Tisha B’av saw thousands of Jews make their way to the Har Habayit. While every Jew should rejoice in their ascent, they were restricted in praying or displaying signs of Jewish sovereignty over the Temple Mount by Jewish authorities and Muslim religious police.
This is a chillul HaShem that resembles the original sin of Tisha B’av when the Jews refused to trust Hashem and enter the Land. Today we tremble in fright at the thought of reclaiming Har Habayit from the Arabs and cleansing it of its defilement under their domination since the 8th century. During that time, we have seen the Islamization of the Temple Mount by which Muslim authorities have attempted to Islamicize the Temple Mount for exclusive Muslim use.
It is time that Jews conquered the Temple Mount without fear of foreign outrage and Muslim threats. This is true, kiddush Hashem. The Nation will rise to great heights with renewed vitality in its mission. The time we have all been waiting for is here and now.
Don’t repeat the slowness of the Jews to come home by denying our obligation to conquer all of Israel and settle it without exception.
The Temple Mount is before us. The opportunity is ours for the taking. How long will we wait while the Temple Mount is treated like a heap of rot, the Arab rubbish dump?
And where are our leaders on this issue? Otzmar Yehudit’s leader Itamar Ben Gvir was one of the thousands present on the Temple Mount who recognized Israel’s ownership today.
Itamar Ben Gvir, like Cyrus King of Persia, beckons us to go up to Jerusalem and rebuild the Temple there.