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.

Yosef Yigal Drever

Yosef Yigal Drever and Sylvia Drever co-founded Achdut HaLev in 2006 to reach out to the Jewish community's around the world providing support in learning Torah and promoting the 'Return of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel.' Yosef Yigal made Aliya in 2014 while Sylvia his wife is an Israeli. In late 2014 Achdut HaLev concentrated all its resources towards Aliya and the rebuilding of Eretz Yisrael. Excluding none and embracing all. The commandment to settle the Land of Israel is equal in importance to all the Torah Commandments all together: (Sifri Deut 12:29)