Archives for June 26, 2011

On the Holiness of the Temple Mount

I have been reflecting on the notion that the Temple Mount is holy from a Jewish perspective, and thought I would offer some thoughts on the subject, as someone who visited the site yesterday in spite of the rabbinic warning I mentioned in my previous post. Even from an insider’s Jewish theological perspective, it seems [Read More…]

Last Full Day in Jerusalem

Today was my last full day in Jerusalem, and I managed to squeeze into it the things that I was still hoping to do. I went first to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum. The horror of what was done is communicated personally (survivors’ testimonies in video form), poignantly (shoes, photos, personal effects) and graphically (video [Read More…]