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  5/8/2014, Iyar 8, 5774

Lawsuit Demands Bank Loans for 'Building the Third Temple'


An Ethiopian immigrant is suing Israel's major banks – because they are denying him loans that he is seeking to build the Third Holy Temple (Beit Hamikdash).

In his lawsuit, the Ethiopian immigrant said that he arrived in the country in 1991. “We had tears in our eyes and we kissed the land when we arrived, but we later learned that the Temple was not yet built. Now G-d has revealed Himself to me and placed upon me the responsibility to rebuild the Temple. I have been collecting donations for this purpose, but I have been facing opposition to this plan from authorities.”