A group of ultra-Orthodox Jews in the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem's Old City look out onto the Al-Aqsa Mosque on September 13, 2012. RNS photo by Neri Zilber

Jews challenge worship rules at holiest of Jerusalem sites

JERUSALEM (RNS) Known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Haram As-Sharif (the Noble Sanctuary), the most sensitive site in this most sensitive of cities is buffeted by a growing chorus of Israelis demanding their government allow Jewish worshippers access to the site, and thereby reverse decades of political and religious precedent.