Who Will Accomplish The Building?

Yisrael Medad,

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Yisrael Medad
I am a resident of Shiloh, with my wife and children, and now grandchildren, since 1981, having come on Aliyah in 1970. I have served in a volunteer capacity as a Yesha Council spokesperson, twice a member of Amana's secretariat, Benjamin Regional Council plenum member and mayor of Shiloh. I was a parliamentary aide for Geula Cohen and two other MKs, an advisor to a Minister, vice-chairman and executive director of Israel's Media Watch and was Information and Content Resource coordinator for the Begin Heritage Center. I am now Deputy Editor of the critical edition in anthology of Jabotinsky's writing in English.

I have on my desk, among others, a recently published book, from Gefen, which is a biography of Rabbi Isaac Herzog who was the second Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi during the Mandate period beginning in 1937 and into the early years of the State of Israel. It is called "Rabbinate in Stormy Days". I haven't finished reading it so my book review is not ready.

Nevertheless, I saw something that I wish to draw attention to.

Here's the paragraph:

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That refers to Rabbi Herzog's apearance in 1938, in secret testimony, before the Woodhead Commission.

I have academic experience researching the theme of the Temple Mount in Zionist politics and discourse up until 1967.  And I am still discovering material, like this.

In my humble opinion, I am fairly certain God enjoys and even prefers company in redemptive labors. 

He did not build the first nor the second temples. He returned to us in 1967, one could say, sovereignty over the Temple Mount but we haven't really done much over the past 50 years. 

Rabbi Herzog's attitude and outlook seem to be the main steam rabbinical position, echoing that of Rabbi Avraham Yitzhak HaCohen Kook in 1921 when he had to clarify problematic media publicity related to the renewal of sacrificial worship.

All of this, of course, makes for interesting discourse and politics. And history.

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