With secret prayers, Jews challenge ‘status quo’ at Jerusalem holy site

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The Temple Mount – Haram al-Sharif to Muslims – in Jerusalem

The Temple Mount – Haram al-Sharif to Muslims – in Jerusalem is at the center of an intense debate over messianic religious Zionism in Israel. Religion News Service photo by Jabeen Bhatti

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JERUSALEM (Reuters) The Al-Aqsa/Temple Mount status quo upholds a rule that has existed since 1187: non-Muslims may enter the sacred compound, but only Muslims can pray.

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  • “I prayed with my mouth moving.”

    This story is so upsetting on so many levels it is hard to summarize in one comment. “My magic is stronger than your magic, so there”
    People die over the claims – Yet the gods never care enough to intercede. How much does a clue cost?

  • Bernardo

    The absurdity of religion yells out with added crescendo after reading this story.

  • I am an American. I am also Christian. I plan on visiting the Temple Mount in 2016 and I will pray. To prepare for this visit and how I will change America will be done with God Save America which will be implemented with the 2016 presidential election but is now published at http://www.JGG.us

  • Garson Abuita

    After perusing your website I am seriously considering alerting Shin Bet of your plans.

  • Jack

    Nobody’s dying, Max. Reread the article….or read it the first time if you haven’t already.

    Get a hold of yourself.

  • Jack

    You atheists seem to be in a yelling, bellowing mood in response to this article in which nothing much is happening to be yelling or bellowing about.

  • Jack

    Jon, you have a right to visit Israel and the Temple Mount, but if you believe in Christ and believe as he said, that peacemakers are blessed, I hope you’ll act accordingly when you arrive.

    The Temple Mount is rightfully Jewish land, and will one day be so totally again, but in the mean time, God cares about actual human lives as much as He does about territory.

    He is not for people going to the Mount to stir up trouble that could result in deaths. He will sort things out in the end. It is not for you to do so.

  • Jack

    Not sure what his plans are from what the web site says, but I am concerned, too.

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