历史性事件:允许犹太崇拜者在圣殿山公开祈祷

11年XNUMX月XNUMX日星期四,th, 2019 on Temple Mount.  For the first time since 1967, Jewish worshipers were permitted to openly pray on Temple Mount.   Here is a brief YouTube 视频, 以纪念这一时刻。

The new policy has not been formally declared, but in the meantime Jews from all over the world have started to pray again at the Temple Mount.  The Temple Mount is the holiest place in the Jewish religion and is the place where both the first and second temples once stood.  According to the Jewish faith, the Temple Mount is the place where the Third Temple will be built.

For many Jewish worshipers the opportunity to pray on Temple Mount is the fulfillment of a biblical promise written in Isaiah 56:7   ““我要带他们到我的圣山,让他们在我祷告的殿中喜乐。”设立的区域办事处外,我们在美国也开设了办事处,以便我们为当地客户提供更多的支持。“

耶路撒冷的鸟瞰图
An aerial view of Temple Mount.  Photograph courtesty of 安德鲁·希瓦(Andrew Shiva)

背景:

The policy of the Israeli government since the end of the 6-Day War in 1967 has been to ban Jewish prayer on Temple Mount.  The reason is that the Israeli government handed over control of the Temple Mount to the Waqf following the war.  The Waqf is an Islamic religious organization managed under the Jordanian government which is responsible for all activities on Temple Mount.  For years and years, Jews who entered Temple Mount were forced to leave any prayer books or Jewish artifacts behind.

If they were caught closing their eyes in prayer they were in danger of being arrested.   For political and security reasons, the Israeli police fully enforced this policy.  In his article, 以色列警察充分执行了这项政策。在《圣殿山——在他们的手中》文章中,“圣殿山学生”主席、“Im Tirtzu”的国家活动协调员汤姆•尼萨尼描述了犹太信徒在圣殿山上的屈辱经历。

伊萨雷尔(Isarel)占领的圣殿山(Moria)
Parachuter Moshe Amirav – Temple Mount 1967.  Phogograph couresty of Moshe Amirav教授。  

结论:

The Temple Mount has been venerated as a holy site in Islam, Christianity and Judaism.  May this new policy mark the beginning of a new period in history in which all worshipers can freely practice their faith in this holy site.