Sunday, August 11, 2019

  • Sunday, August 11, 2019
  • Elder of Ziyon
Kudos for Yisrael Medad noticing this piece of hypocrisy:

The real irony comes when you juxtapose that song with what Rabbi Jill Jacobs, also of T'ruah, wrote about Jews ascending to the Temple Mount on Tisha B'Av today:

Wow! She is congratulating herself on fasting (something I have done nearly 300 times, I guess that makes me wonderful!) and claiming she is mourning the loss of the Temple - at the same time that she is casting aspersions on Jews who wanted to visit their holiest spot today. the very site of that Temple, to meditate and even pray, claiming they are only interested in causing a scene.

Sorry, Jill. You don't mourn the Temple's destruction. You contributed to it, in spirit. The Second Temple was famously said to be destroyed by "sinat chinam," baseless hatred against one's fellow Jew. By falsely claiming that those who yearn to visit Judaism's holiest site are only wanting to cause trouble, you are contributing to sinat chinam.

You are also lying.  As I reported on Friday, Muslims were preparing to riot to stop Jews from being allowed to visit the Mount on Tisha B'Av. Muslim leaders called to close all Jerusalem mosques today - on Eid al Adha! -  just to force Muslims to go to Al Aqsa and pack the area with more potential cannon fodder. 

I have followed Jews visiting the Temple Mount for years now, and I have joined them twice. I've watched hundreds of videos of Jews on the Mount. I have not once seen them act provocatively towards the Muslims in even the slightest way. Not even a smirk. 

By claiming that they are trying to cause trouble, you are the one who is acting directly contradictory to how a rabbi should act. 

The closing word we recite in the end of Lamentations are indeed "הֲשִׁיבֵ֨נוּ הֹ' ׀ אֵלֶ֙יךָ֙ וְֽנָשׁ֔וּבָה חַדֵּ֥שׁ יָמֵ֖ינוּ כְּקֶֽדֶם", 
 "Turn us unto You, O LORD, and we shall be turned; renew our days as of old." This is calling to rebuild the Temple.

Does T'ruah really want the Temple to be rebuilt? Do they want animal sacrifices? Do they want a Kohen Gadol? Every Jew visiting three times a year? A sovereign religious Jewish state? A Passover sacrifice per family?

And if they don't - are they really mourning the Temple today?

My suspicion is that the answer is an emphatic "no" to all those questions.

Spare us you self-congratulatory 21 hours of fasting, Jill. This isn't what the religion asks of you. It asks that you actually treat your fellow Jews as family, that you give them the benefit of the doubt, that you don't look at people with kipot visiting the most sacred spot in history and think they are criminals and troublemakers - while saying that the Muslims who have subverted and taken over this area, placing Hamas banners on the Mount on the very day we mourn the destruction of the Temple on that spot, are somehow righteous.

We have lots of ideas, but we need more resources to be even more effective. Please donate today to help get the message out and to help defend Israel.

EoZTV Podcast

Podcast URL

Subscribe in podnovaSubscribe with FeedlyAdd to netvibes
addtomyyahoo4Subscribe with SubToMe

Support EoZ by shopping!

search eoz



follow me

Follow by Email


Share on Whatsapp


For $18 donation

Sample Text

EoZ's Most Popular Posts in recent years


Elder of Ziyon - حـكـيـم صـهـيـون

This blog may be a labor of love for me, but it takes a lot of effort, time and money. For over 14 years and 30,000 articles I have been providing accurate, original news that would have remained unnoticed. I've written hundreds of scoops and sometimes my reporting ends up making a real difference. I appreciate any donations you can give to keep this blog going.


Donate to fight for Israel!

Monthly subscription:
Payment options

One time donation:

subscribe via email

Follow EoZ on Twitter!


Interesting Blogs


Abbas liar Academic fraud administrivia al-Qaeda algeria Alice Walker American Jews Amnesty analysis anti-semitism antisemitism apartheid Arab antisemitism arab refugees Arafat archaeology Ari Fuld art ASHREI B'tselem bahrain Balfour bbc BDS BDSFail Bedouin Beitunia beoz Bernie Sanders Birthright book review Brant Rosen breaking the silence Campus antisemitism Cardozo cartoon of the day Chakindas Chanukah Christians circumcision Clark Kent coexistence Community Standards conspiracy theories Cyprus Daled Amos Daphne Anson David Applebaum Davis report DCI-P Divest This double standards Egypt Elder gets results ElderToons Electronic Intifada Embassy EoZ Trump symposium eoz-symposium EoZNews eoztv Erekat Erekat lung transplant EU Euro-Mid Observer European antisemitism Facebook jail Fake Civilians 2014 Fake Civilians 2019 Farrakhan Fatah featured Features fisking flotilla Forest Rain Forward free gaza freedom of press palestinian style future martyr Gary Spedding gaza Gaza Platform George Galloway George Soros German Jewry gideon levy gilad shalit gisha Goldstone Report Good news Grapel Guardian guest post gunness Haaretz Hadassah hamas Hamas war crimes Hananya Naftali hasbara Hasby 2014 Hasby 2016 Hasby 2018 hate speech Hebron helen thomas hezbollah history Hizballah Holocaust Holocaust denial honor killing HRW Human Rights Humanitarian crisis humor huor Hypocrisy ICRC IDF IfNotNow Ilan Pappe Ilhan Omar impossible peace incitement indigenous Indonesia international law intransigence iran Iraq Islamic Judeophobia Islamism Israel Loves America Israeli culture Israeli high-tech J Street jabalya jeremy bowen Jerusalem jewish fiction Jewish Voice for Peace jihad jimmy carter John Kerry jokes jonathan cook Jordan Joseph Massad Juan Cole Judaism Judea-Samaria Judean Rose Kairos Karl Vick Keith Ellison ken roth khalid amayreh Khaybar Know How to Answer Lebanon leftists Linda Sarsour Linkdump lumish mahmoud zahar Malaysia max blumenthal Mazen Adi McGraw-Hill media bias Methodist Michael Ross Miftah Missionaries moderate Islam Mohammed Assaf Mondoweiss moonbats Morocco Mudar Zahran music Muslim Brotherhood Naftali Bennett Nakba Nan Greer Nation of Islam Natural gas Nazi Netanyahu News nftp NGO NIF Noah Phillips norpac NYT Occupation offbeat Omar Barghouti Only in Israel Opinion oxfam PA corruption PalArab lies Palestine Papers pallywood pchr PCUSA Peace Now Peter Beinart Petra MB poetry Poland poll Poster Preoccupied Prisoners propaganda Proud to be Zionist Puar Purim purimshpiel Putin Qaradawi Qassam calendar Quora Rafah Ray Hanania real liberals reference Reuters Richard Falk Richard Silverstein Right of return Rivkah Lambert Adler Robert Werdine rogel alpher roger cohen roger waters Rutgers Saeb Erekat Sarah Schulman Saudi Arabia saudi vice self-death self-death palestinians settlements sex crimes SFSU shechita sheikh tamimi Shelly Yachimovich Shujaiyeh Simchat Torah Simona Sharoni SodaStream South Africa Speech stamps Superman Syria Tarabin Temple Mount Terrorism This is Zionism Thomas Friedman TOI Tomer Ilan Trump Tunisia Turkey UCI UK UN UNDP unesco unhrc UNICEF United Arab Emirates Unity unrwa UNRWA hate unrwa reports UNRWA-USA unwra Varda Vic Rosenthal Washington wikileaks work accident X-washing Y. Ben-David Yemen YMikarov zahran Ziesel zionist attack zoo Zionophobia Zvi

Blog Archive