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  8/15/2014, Av 19, 5774

Safed Chief Rabbi Surprises Knesset C'tee with Temple Mount Call

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu asked the police to enhance both security and accessibility for the increasing numbers of Jews visiting the Temple Mount.

Rabbi Eliyahu first participated in a Knesset Interior Committee session on the topic of conversions to Judaism on Wednesday. He then made a surprise visit to a sub-committee meeting held later the same day. His goal was to encourage procedures to ease Jewish visits to Judaism's holiest site.