Cool picture of what synagogue on Temple Mount might look like

Artists rendering of what a synagogue on Har Habayit might look like.

Artist’s rendering of what a synagogue on Har Habayit might look like. Click on photo for enlargement.

Back in 1980 Rabbi Dov Lior, Rabbi Chaim Druckman, Rabbi Eliyahu Yosef She’ar Yashuv Cohen and Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu  submitted a letter to Israeli government authorities urging the construction of a synagogue  in a halachically unrestricted area of the Temple Mount. Needless to say the advice was not taken. Fast forward to present where a small non-profit dedicated to equal rights on the Temple Mount published an artist’s rendering of how a synagogue on Har Habayit might appear. 

Historic letter to Israeli government advocating for synagogue on Har Habayit. Click for larger pic.

Elder of Ziyon blog (EOZ) notes that “there have been a bunch of articles over the past day throughout the Arab world claiming that there has been some sort of official approval to build a small synagogue on the Temple Mount, mostly because of this illustration that is on some Israeli sites showing what one might look like. Of course, there has been no approval of anything, even though many dedicated Jews would love to see it happen. But whenever there is a whiff of an idea that Jews should be permitted to worship at their holiest place, hypersensitive Arabs go crazy, with officials falling all over themselves to denounce the supposed plans and to enforce the religious apartheid system that exists on the Mount.” Read the rest at EOZ.