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Arutz 7: Chief Rabbis Decry Mass Christian Prayers Near Temple Mount
For first time since liberation of Old City, mass Christian prayer at southern wall of Temple Mount planned for Hoshana Rabbah.
Shlomo Pyotrkovsky, Ari Yashar, September 22, 2014
The Chief Rabbinate of Israel, together with rabbis of the Derech Emuna organization rabbis of Jerusalem's Old City, have launched a campaign against a new mass Christian prayer initiative at the southern wall of the Temple Mount.
For the first time since the liberation of the Old City in the 1967 Six Day War, the Christian groups are reportedly poised to hold a prayer service for the "return of Jesus" on the morning of Hoshana Raba, the last day of the Sukkot holiday, which falls on October 15 this year.
The prayer service, which is to be open to all, will be held at the feet of the Hulda Gate on the southern wall of the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism.
Derech Emuna rabbis point out that the prayer service is part of a recent troubling trend of expanding control by the Christian Church in the Old City.
That expansion has most notably included a secret deal revealed in July in a Knesset Interior Committee, by which Christians received permission to hold fixed Mass prayers in the David's Tomb Compound in a breach of the status quo of the site, and a breach of the law regarding holy sites.
"For those responsible for giving the permit for this: prevent the gathering," the Chief Rabbinate demanded in a statement responding to the prayer service.
The Chief Rabbis likewise called on Jews not to join the prayers, saying "to our brothers in the house of Israel, it must be said not to join a prayer meant to prevent the true redemption of Israel."
"The goal of the organizers is to get their hands on the (Old) City and the Holy Land, and to disconnect our brothers the house of Israel from the Land of the Living," added the Chief Rabbis in a reference to the Torah. "According to our holy Torah we must distance from this event, and it forbidden under any circumstance to join them."
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|Rabbi Yitzhaq Yosef and Rabbi David Lau|
Israel's Chief Rabbis
To those of you who still want to claim that Christianity is not avodah zarah, not the same as the Christianity during the time of HaZa"L, not avodah zarah for them, but just for us, Catholics are different that Protestants, Evangelicals shun paganism, etc., etc., let me tell you that this simply doesn't not matter. Nor does it matter that many of you ignore the shared texts and the shared mythology, doctrine, and shared belief in a final outcome, which is the antithesis of Torah.
The stealing of precious, Jewish souls and their corruption, is just a side benefit for those Christians who have decided to be patient, and to move on to the next stage in their agenda.
They want our Land.
They believe that they are entitled to it, that they are the true inheritors of The Almighty's favor, and thus, the Land of Israel as well.
Some Christians believe they will mingle with us, and take it all, our souls and our Land.
Some believe that they will inherit the northern kingdom, and re-institute Torah commandments (even though they had previously done away with them, due to rejection of the Oral Law), while Jews take the southern kingdom, and add Christian mythology to their belief and practice (חו״ח).
Christians have already been "volunteering" in the Shomron (Samaria) and Binyamin.
One hilltop near the town of Har B'racha, is now absent of any Jews. The town is filled only with Christian "volunteers." The last Jew "left," after various charges by the town were tripled. I don't call that "leaving;" I call that being run out of town!
Incidentally, the set up of a "worship tent" on this hilltop was recently approved by Rabbi Eliezer Melamed. Who exactly do you think they are worshiping, Rabbi Melamed?? Gimme a break! And, by the way, who exactly do you think they are worshiping in your vineyards??
Even Israel's Chief Rabbis appear to see the threat of Christian influence and objectives to usurp us, physically and spiritually, in our own Land. Through all of the Christian money, through the Members of K'nesseth, such as Danny Danon (Likud), with Christian friends, and through the International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem, Rabbi Yosef and Rabbi Lau were still able to recognize this threat, and had the courage to expose it.
Either way you slice it, in a forthcoming post, I will reveal why it does not matter whether Christians of the status of practitioners of forbidden worship or not. They still may not be considered B'nei No'ah, let alone become gerei toshav (resident aliens), and they still may not reside in the Land of Israel, even temporarily.
In the meantime, I recommend that you read Spiritual War In Samaria by Donny Fuchs.