Monday, February 15, 2010

Today's incitement

From Ma'an:
Palestinian Supreme Judge Sheikh Tayseer Tamimi warned on Monday that Israeli institutions, settler groups and the current Israeli government are working to fulfill the 18th century Rabbi Vilna Goan's prophecy declaring that the Third Temple would be re-built by 16 March 2010.
Although I am in awe of many Israeli technological achievements, I think that building a Holy Temple in a month might just be beyond their capabilities. And if the Temple ends up being built by God Himself, I don't think that Tamimi's protests will be worth much.

(Tamimi is purposefully misinterpreting an already very flawed Ha'aretz article from last year. The "prophecy" does not appear to be from the Vilna Gaon. See the comments here. )