Tag Archives: Temple Mount

Lamentations

Today is Tisha b’Av, the 9th of Av – the day on which Jews mourn the destruction of both the First and Second Temples, the First Temple by the Babylonians in 586 BCE and the Second Temple by the Romans, … Continue reading

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The Things That You’re Liable To Read In The Bible

Just opposite the old Jerusalem Railway Station (now turned into a restaurant and cultural complex) is a hill known as the Bible Hill. Traditionally, this hill marks the spot from which “on the third day, Abraham lifted up his eyes … Continue reading

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Things That Made Me Sad, Things That Made Me Mad and Things That Made Me Glad

It’s going to be a mixed bag of goods this week. Since my last post, a three-month-old Jewish baby, Haya Ziessel Braun, has been murdered in Jerusalem by a “Palestinian” terrorist, who deliberately rammed his vehicle into a crowd of … Continue reading

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Status Quo

A few days ago, I participated in an extremely interesting walking tour in the Old City of Jerusalem, sponsored by the Jerusalem District Committee of the Israel Bar Association. This was a tour with a difference – focusing on the … Continue reading

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The Temple Mount Is In Our Hands?

Forty-six years ago today, the 28th day of Iyyar according to the Jewish calendar, Israeli forces liberated the Old City of Jerusalem from the illegal Jordanian occupation. The days were the days of the Six Day War, which broke out … Continue reading

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If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem

Tomorrow, Sunday, marks Jerusalem Liberation Day – the 45th anniversary of the liberation of Jerusalem from the illegal Jordanian occupation, by the Israel Defence Forces in the Six Day War. Amongst other things, it will be celebrated with the traditional … Continue reading

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