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  3/6/2012, Adar 12, 5772

Group Urges Temple Mount Visits, Despite Chief Rabbis


Rabbi Yehuda Glick, Chairman of the Foundation for the Heritage of the Temple Mount strongly criticizing the ruling issued by the Chief Rabbis against the ascending the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The site housed the First Temple built by King Solomon, which was destroyed by the Babylonians and the Second Temple built by King Herod which was destroyed by the Romans. 
 
Rabbi Glick stated, that the Gemara and Mishna allow for visiting the area of the Temple and that Maimonides visited the site as well as other sages. "Therefore we urge the public to come to the Temple Mount in holiness and purity and sanctified the name of Heaven," he stated.