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Historic News: RCA supports Jewish Temple Mount Prayer!

By Yosef Rabin
8/15/2014, 5:08 PM

I was very surprised when I received an email with the following resolution (below) passed the Rabbinical Council of America. I was surprised because for almost a decade, I have been writing and calling the RCA and other rabbinical organizations asking and begging for help and I was rebuffed time and time again. 

While I have yet to confirm this, I have a strong feeling that the new President of the RCA, Rabbi Leonard Matanky was the primary force behind this important resolution. I have no doubt that under the leadership of Rabbi Matanky, the RCA will continue to show support for Jewish rights on the Temple Mount and eventually become full partners in the process to rebuild the Holy Temple.

I would like to take this opportunity to once again urge the public to continue to take part in the process of strengthening Jewish rights on the Temple Mount that will lead to the rebuilding of our Holy Temple. Please consider lending your support to the Temple Institutes to complete the architectural designs for the Third Holy Temple.

RESOLUTION OF THE RABBINICAL COUNCIL OF AMERICA:

2014 Resolution: Jewish Prayer on Har HaBayit (the Temple Mount) 

Jul 16, 2014 
Har HaBayit (the Temple Mount) is Judaism’s holiest site and the focal point of Jewish worship, and has been so continuously for thousands of years. Given that Har HaBayit is presently under the control of the State of Israel, the membership of the Rabbinical Council of America – representing over 1000 Orthodox rabbis throughout the United States, Canada, Israel, and beyond – adopted a resolution by a direct vote of the RCA membership imploring Israel “to accommodate Jews who wish to pray on the Temple Mount.”

Formally adopted by a direct vote of the RCA membership, the full text of “2014 Resolution: Jewish Prayer on Har HaBayit (the Temple Mount)” states:

WHEREAS Har HaBayit (the Temple Mount) is Judaism’s holiest site and the focal point of Jewish worship, and has been so continuously for thousands of year; and

WHEREAS The Jewish State of Israel presently controls the Temple Mount;

Therefore the Rabbinical Council of America implores the government of the State of Israel to accommodate Jews who wish to pray on the Temple Mount.