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Celebrating the Rambam's Ascent to the Temple Mount: 5768
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The Rambam (Maimonides) made his historic visit to the Temple Mount on the sixth day of the month of Mar Cheshvan in the year 4926. A new tradition has begun in recent years of commemorating the Rambam's visit, by emulating him, and showing reverence for the Holy Temple by going up to the Temple Mount. This year a large contingent of Jews was led by Rabbi Yisrael Ariel of the Temple Institute.

History was made this year, as the Israeli police, in a sudden about-face, allowed the Jews to pray openly. For the first time, perhaps since the time of the destruction of the 2nd Holy Temple, in the year 70CE, two Jews of priestly descent, Yehuda Katz (of the Reva L'Sheva band), and Eliezer Broyer of Kiryat Arba, performed the ceremony of Birkat Cohanim, the "priesty blessing," (Numbers 6:24), blessing their fellow Jews. All this under the watchful eyes of the Israel police.

To learn more about the Rambam's visit to the Temple Mount, and to read his own words decribing his visit, please click here.

To learn more about the mitzvah of "revering the Holy Temple," please click here.

To arrange a trip to the Temple Mount, in accordance with the strict requirements of Jewish law, click here to contact Rabbi Chaim Richman.

 

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