Beyond the Cusp

September 25, 2015

Why Israel Must Ignore the White House as Should the World


White House spokesman Josh Earnest read his part and I can only hope he was wincing with each word, and if not then he is unfeeling and dead between the ears or plain evil as his boss. The statement read, “The United States remains deeply concerned by the recent violence and escalating tensions surrounding Haram al-Sharif, or the Temple Mount, as it’s also known. The United States, as we routinely do, strongly condemn all acts of violence, particularly in that location that’s so sacred to many, many people. It is absolutely critical that all sides exercise restraint, refrain from provocative actions and rhetoric, and preserve unchanged the historic status quo on the Haram al-Sharif Temple Mount, both in word and in practice.” Let’s take the crazy train and try to understand this statement for what it is worth.


First and foremost, the referencing to the Temple Mount as the secondary name tells us that despite it being a slight interpretation from what is in the hardbound book “The Audacity of Hope” I will first give the direct quote which states “Of course, not all my conversations in immigrant communities follow this easy pattern. In the wake of 9/11, my meetings with Arab and Pakistani Americans, for example, have a more urgent quality, for the stories of detentions and FBI questioning and hard stares from neighbors have shaken their sense of security and belonging. They have been reminded that the history of immigration in this country has a dark underbelly; they need specific assurances that their citizenship really means something, that America has learned the right lessons from the Japanese internments during World War II, and that I will stand with them should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.” Well, the political winds are ugly and are being made that way by the rock throwers and not their targets who are the ones actually losing their homelands and President Obama is standing with them. The primary use of the name Haram al-Sharif tells all as that is not the name used by the world in which President Obama is presumably their main spokesperson.


Of course we all realize that President Obama is not the representative of the American people who stand with Israel by a sizeable margin and the supporters of Israel are predominantly Christians who far outnumber the Jewish supporters of Israel. I am glad to be able to claim that the majority of the most devout and honest supporters of Israel are Christians. A friend here coordinates and facilitates visits by Christian groups including many clergy and when they arrive they do not care so much about seeing anything but Jerusalem. Sure they also desire to visit Nazareth and Bethlehem but mostly come to support Israel and be able to tell others that they have visited Israel and it is alive, vibrant and a miracle every day it continues to defy the odds and exist surrounded as she is by a sea of pure hatred beyond descriptions. Many have done their homework and ask to visit the graves of venerable Rabbis from Israeli history, and we are talking Torah luminaries from over two-thousand years ago and then some. I am embarrassed to say that many of these Christians have a deeper knowledge of my Bible and the historic sages whose graves they demand to visit in place of any scheduled tour; they just want to pray with the Israelis and show their support. What can be said other than thank you my friends.


Back to the White House statement echoing the Europeans all who cast equal blame on both sides for the violence if we are fortunate and heap the majority of the blame on Israel for the violence. They know that the supposed violence by Israel are the police attempting to keep order and that the violence is instigated at the directives and desires of Mahmoud Abbas and the others who wish to destroy Israel, murder her people and then dance on their graves. The example of shared responsibility for the violence can be demonstrated with the horrific death of Alexander Levlovitz, the Israeli man who was stoned to death while driving home from Rosh Hashanah dinner with friends and family. His violence was driving while in an elevated state of joy when rocks flew through his windshield causing him to lose control of the car and he died in the ensuing crash. Others in the car came away with varying degree of injuries and none in the car got out of this murderous act unscathed. What was the crime for which Alexander Levlovitz was murdered? He was murdered because he was a Jew and an Israeli Jews on top of that. He was murdered by hatred so deep that it brings out an animal lust for the kill in those so inflicted. What is sad are the number of Western leaders who feel it necessary to equate keeping the law and imposing order and going about life with the murderous rage demonstrated daily by the Muslims who are throwing the rocks, bricks, Molotov Cocktails, cinderblocks and other objects at any vehicle sporting an Israeli license plate. For your information, the Arab Palestinian Authority (PA) issues its own license plates which are different in color to the Israeli plates. The PA also issues drivers’ licenses and have autonomy over their sectors of lands which are within Areas A and B and thanks to Europeans buying land for Arabs and building their houses for them and making sure to move them into Area C which is legally Israeli. Increasingly they are also imposing their control in all areas and have even had PA security escort rioters onto the Temple Mount.


One might be tempted to inquire as to why the Western leadership would be so enamored with the Palestinian cause and always blame both sides equally unless they are handed a reason to blame only Israel. It might be something so simple as that they know that talking or demanding civility from the Arab Palestinians is a total waste of time and effort so in order to appear as if they are actually doing anything to help they demand Israel prove their civility in the face of barbarisms. They demand of Israel as it is the only side there is any hope of getting a humane result and thus appear to be doing something. Their affliction is to be able to appear to have made some difference even if that difference only serves to worsen the situation and make its eventual resolution that much less likely to be ended politely. Add onto that the fact that some may be acting out of their deep distrust or even hatred of the Jews and their actual preference to support the Arabs as they are the victims in the leftist mindset and thus must be aided while Israel is viewed as the imperial Western nation simply because it is a modern state. Below is a video of the fighting from within the al-Aqsa Mosque as they deploy from the safety of the Mosque the police are overwhelmed by the assault.


Many of Israel’s greatest detractors will pose the problem as the helpless Arab Palestinians need their assistance against the modern military and well trained police of Israel as the Arab Palestinians are the weaker side in numbers and equipment. This is the liberal mind-trap where every problem is broken into two neat parts, the advanced nation against the primitive culture and they will protect the more primal and primitive side completely unaware that eventually such support will bring these primitives to their doorstep and then what? I will tell you what be showing the greatest visual answer possible. When the very same primitives approached the oh so liberal borders of Europe the walls went up, the doors slammed shut, the police in riot gear along with some military were deployed and their borders were sealed tighter than new Tupperware lids. That is how the oh so liberal I support the tribal barbarians over the Israelis as the Arabs are so needing of our sympathy but not in my country, oh no. The Arabs teeming into Europe ran straight into their tolerance for living what they preach to Israel, just giving these poor unfortunates a place to live as you are on their lands. Well, they have now claimed Europe and they claim it as theirs and will fabricate how their ancestors lived in Europe more than five thousand years ago and were the more civilized until the blond haired blue eyed heathens came and pushed them into the desert in which they now live. What will the Europeans do when this claim is leveled against them?


That is an easy question to answer, Europe will do what Europeans are best at, they will rise up and slaughter whomever they perceive as responsible for the sad state of affairs which are coming and will continue to come now that the European leaders initially put out a welcome mat. What needs to be understood is that the Europeans did not expect the throngs to swarm over their borders and were expecting a few hundreds, not hundreds of thousands as their welcome mats produced. There is another little something which the Europeans will grab onto next as the majority of these refugees are now claiming they are not just Arabs, they are Palestinians Arabs. Apparently this did not get the response they expected as all they have seen is that the Europeans support the poor Arab Palestinians with great veneration of their cause and sympathy for their plight. Of course such goodwill is only dispensed from a comfortable distance, up close, well, not so much. The other reason for their Arab Palestinian claims is their plan B should Europe not be the wonderful lands they expect as then they will walk all the way back to the borders with Israel demanding their piece of the lands when Israel falls. Of course, perhaps the Europeans should get used to the throngs at their doorstep demanding their piece of European heaven where there is money for nothing and your chips (French fries) for free. Once Israel is felled then Europe is next and, as we have witnessed this past few weeks, then we will watch as the teeming hordes descend upon the gates and walls of Europe and then the United States.


Israel understands the reasons that they are refusing to be hospitable to these refugees as you fear what their effect will be on your civilization down the road when their youth are radicalized and told they are not being give the good jobs because of racist Western Europeans and how they need to take control of the government and only by supplanting the indigenous religious freedoms and forcing Islam on all the inhabitants will they receive justice. Yes, Europe, they will demand justice which will mean only one thing, that they are deserving and you are only permitted to give and give until you drop. And if you do not give in to their demands they will behead you, very simple, their way or the grave, that is the choice. Does any amongst you think Israel does not know what her plight would be like if they were not strong enough to survive on their own terms. Below is a shopping cart filled with bricks to be used in the rioting with police and security personnel.


Basket of Bricks used as ammunition for throwing at security police during riots

Basket of Bricks used as ammunition for throwing at security police during riots


Europeans had best get this little concept into their minds and prepare for the inevitable. These clashes can only end in one way, one side vanquishes the other. If the Israelis survive then the rest of the Western culture will continue. If Israel falls then Europe will start being chipped at and slowly subsumed by an Arab Muslim assault and eventual take-over by Islamic radicals. They will use your democratic system to gain control of a city or two through threat or simply voting their way into positions through which they can force Sharia into the records as the true law of the lands. Then starts the convert or die part of their equation. Eventually your eighty percent will dwindle to the point of extinction as more and more people flee to what they term as safer grounds. That begs the question as to how far will the politically correct people actually go in forming this noose to be placed around their necks? There is always the other choice, namely that if Israel fails then they will be knocking down your fences and swarming into Europe in numbers which make this stampede look like a small-town parade. Eventually will come the rock throwing followed by firebombs and then gun shots and then starts the real demonstrations with hundreds and then thousands demanding the actions of the non-believers be acceptable in the eyes of Islam. Women will be forced to wear conservative clothing or face being gang raped as any woman dressed showing that much skin is simply asking for whatever she gets even to include gang rapes. It does not have to be this way and it will only be exactly this scenario should Europeans continue to turn a blind eye to the obvious.


It is possible for Islam to be as mild, unassuming and private as any other religion in Western civilization. To achieve such a goal political Islam, which is practiced throughout the Middle East, must be defeated and their nations must be brought kicking and screaming into the twenty-first-century. The Muslims of Azerbaijan have a form of modern Islam which is compatible with Western democracies and freedom of religion permitted and even endorsed. There will always be those exceptions, those throwbacks who practice the Islam of conquest, the Caliphate, the original Islam which set out to conquer the world and which has many adherents still holding on to that dream. Western powers need to support leaders like Egyptian President al-Sisi with their call for modernizing Islam so it can fit within the modern societal belief in multi-cultural freedoms. Basically, the time has come to have the adherents of Islam return to their Mecca written Qurans and depart their Medina written Qurans. For an explanation of the difference please read our article Which Quran, Mecca or Medina? Islam is heading towards a crisis or the rest of the world is about to surrender to Allah’s swords, those are the choices and there is no third path.


As far as Israel is concerned, the choice is simple and comes down to there being only space for one nation between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea. That nation can be a beacon of freedom and liberty or it can be a nation of oppressions and retrograde culture having absolutely no ability to modernize or to leave the path of conflict with the aim of bringing the world to their brand of Islam. What is actually nice about this is the choice will be decided as to how difficult and at what price the eventual winner will emerge. What is not so nice is there is a definitive possibility that the barbarian tribal nation bent on world conquest could end up the victor. With European aid or without the more modern multicultural though predominantly Jewish nation will prevail in the end even without Western assistance or perhaps despite such help which has forced Israel to settle for partial victories knowing full well that only a complete and demoralizing defeat will prevent the next war launched by the Arabs when they feel they have the advantage. That is why Israel fought so bitterly and hard to defeat the Iran treaty as the Israelis see it as accommodating the Iranians and selling Israeli safety down the river. Time will tell but the one promise which we can make is how goes Israel, so goes Europe and the remainder of the Western world. Yes, my friends, it is really that simple and the hordes sweeping over Europe despite the attempts to prevent it stands as all the proof any reasoning man could predict and see coming from a mile away. This invasion was the initial attempt to plant sufficient copies of Arab Palestinian malcontents across Europe making it ready for things to come. That would be a revolution which would seek to erase all the borders in Europe and make it an Islamic fortress where all remaining within these walls will soon pass and the doors will once again fly open but likely only briefly as the former Muslims after securing the good life will not want their apple-cart overturned by the same style invasion which predicated their becoming an Islamic stronghold. That is your choice our friends in Europe and we hope so deeply you choose well. Possibly both our survivals may be tied to finding the answer to this conundrum, so please choose wisely and after some deep taking stock in what Europe is and who the people were who made it into the place it is today, decide what you want for Europe to be in its future. Then consider how large a threat is sitting on your shores and borders and choose wisely or suffer the consequences for a very long time.


Beyond the Cusp


September 23, 2015

Next Year in Jerusalem on the Temple Mount


The people behind the decision not to permit the Birkat Moshe Yeshiva from Ma’ale Adumim to go up on the Temple Mount as they have done the morning before Yom Kippur as part of an annual tradition dating back years, if not decades, should hang their heads in shame. To prevent these students to experience the momentous occasion of ascending to the Temple Mount as they have done for years and many had anticipated the great feelings of holiness which would accompany such a visitation is bordering on criminal. The excuse given was even more of an embarrassment for the State of Israel than anything I can think of in recent history. To tell these students that they are not to be able to observe what for them is a ritual that accompanies their High Holiday traditions because the Muslims have been staging riots and the police are unsure if they could guarantee their safety is ludicrous. The Yeshiva had made all the proper arrangements, they had the official documents permitting their ascension to the Temple Mount and the police had plenty of warning and if they were unprepared, then they should have contacted their supervisors and either gotten additional police or IDF soldiers, whatever it would take for these youths to have the government’s promises kept. This was inexcusable.



Temple Institute concept for what building the Third Temple in modern day Jerusalem would appear like from a distance with modern buildings of Jerusalem in the background. May their vision and this concept figure become fact and fulfill our desires for unity and a single Temple and House for Hashem in our midst. May this dream be fulfilled before the next Ninth of Av so our lament will be lessened.

Temple Institute concept for what building the Third Temple in modern day Jerusalem would appear like from a distance with modern buildings of Jerusalem in the background. May their vision and this concept figure become fact and fulfill our desires for unity and a single Temple and House for Hashem in our midst. May this dream be fulfilled before the next Ninth of Av so our lament will be lessened.



The entire manner in which the government has treated the entire embarrassment where Jews are forbidden to enter the Temple Mount because old women might screech at them, that Jews must be rationed going onto the Temple Mount because there is no manner of security if they were permitted free access and that rioting Muslims can determine the access afforded Israeli citizens regardless of their religion from free access to the holiest ground in all of Israel is the culmination of timidity and an emasculated governance. The time is now to tear up any agreement which places a foreign entity in charge of the Temple Mount. Allowing Jordan to rule the Temple Mount is the same as if Saudi Arabia allowed Tehran to control the Ka’aba in Mecca or the United States to permit the British to control who has access and how many Americans can visit the Washington Mall and all the monuments therein. The Temple Mount is and should always be the holiest monument which must be open and freely accessed by Jews and all others wishing to witness the closeness and holy aura which permeates the grounds. Anything less in a free and democratic state is paramount to dictatorial powers being handed to a foreign sovereign making them the master of these holy grounds and just the latest in the stream of pathetic signs that Israel is so unrighteously worried and fretting over the opinions of those either friend or enemy which seek to commit us to an enslaved mentality unrighteously subservient to the whims and edicts from outside our borders. This embarrassment must be terminated and the agreement placing the Waqf as the rule and sovereign over grounds holy to Jews, Christians and Muslims is positively ludicrous.



Ka'aba in Mecca is holiest Islamic site in the world definitively holier than Jerusalem and the Temple Mount which is the holiest place for Jews alone.

Ka’aba in Mecca is holiest Islamic site in the world definitively holier than Jerusalem and the Temple Mount which is the holiest place for Jews alone.



What need be done is to make the Waqf responsible and with absolute authority over the Islamic holy places on the Temple Mount, the Christians can also have a committee, body, or whatever they decide as their absolute authority over the Christian places on the Temple Mount and the Rabbinate in charge of the Jewish holy places on the Temple Mount and the areas which are more than ten meters from any holy building are free areas subject to the same restrictions as any other public monument in the world and with final authority belonging to law enforcement or military or whatever force is necessary to guarantee open and free access to the Temple Mount for all people of all or even no faith to visit and marvel at the wonder that is the Temple Mount. Any further building, antiquity recovery, archeology, or other action, digging, erecting or modification outside of those performed within the current structures, this does not permit expanding the footprint or enlarging any building or enclosed areas to be subjected to whatever applicable codes and restriction the Israeli government or Jerusalem government may choose to enforce. Should Israel decide in a democratic manner to approve the building of the Third Temple and decide the site to be upon the Temple Mount, a site which would by name imply it was made for such a structure, then it should be built with whatever footprint is approved and constructed observing all building codes and in any manner which is considered appropriate under one overarching restriction that it not be placed within some predetermined distance which will be imposed upon all religious and other structures raised on the Temple Mount such as to preserve the accessibility, balance of open spaces versus structures and other determinations which would be considered appropriate and acceptable. Obviously, building a structure which is fifty stories tall would not be befitting the Temple Mount as the structures residing on the Temple Mount are religious monuments and not office buildings or sky scrapers.



Bethlehem is one of the holy places of Christian history and arguably equal to Jerusalem yet the Temple Mount is the holiest place for Jews alone

Bethlehem is one of the holy places of Christian history and arguably equal to Jerusalem yet the Temple Mount is the holiest place for Jews alone



As far as access to the Temple Mount and upkeep of entrances, all should be made available to all of the public with universal restrictions limiting all such as having hours of operation and when the Temple Mount is closed for the evening nobody should be permitted to enter the area and all entrances should have guards to enforce the hours of operations. When holy days for each of the religions requiring their use of their places on the Temple Mount should be given preferences within limitations where it does not interfere with the general public’s rights to visit the Temple Mount and if there are requirements for nighttime services or observances, such should be afforded as long as such requests are for special occasions and not simply requests made to attempt to compromise the access by the rest of the public. The three Abrahamic religions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, must treat each other with the same reverence they wish for the others to afford them. None should be able to raise their control over the Temple Mount such that it becomes dominant over the others and no hierarchy should be permitted. This is the exact opposite as currently exists. That needs to end and end immediately.



Temple Mount with extension to make sufficient room for the Thirs Temple to hace its own plaza as displayed at far end of plaza



Order must be enforced at all times and there should be no tolerance of attempts to intimidate, harass, assault, deter or otherwise compromise the freedoms of others to visit, pray, marvel and even visit within the Holy Places with obvious restraints being in place as per the directives of each religion. For example, if the Islamic faith does not permit unbelievers from entering their Mosques on the Temple Mount, then that must be respected just as if the Christians refused to allow unbelievers rights to their Churches or the Jews restricting visitation to the Temple (once it might be built) to just the Priests except for a small public area, then any and all of such restrictions are to be included within the rules governing behavior on the Temple Mount. What cannot be permitted is for any religion to claim that the entirety of the grounds are holy unto them and to them and them alone are free access to be granted as that is totally unacceptable. These changes need to come about as quickly as possible and the current situation which has come to a head where something has to give is the perfect opportunity to alter the entirety of the balance of power regarding the Temple Mount. Make and preserve the Temple Mount a holy place where any and all may experience a holy visit or simply for tourists to take in the ambiance and holy feel of the Temple Mount. The preservation of this special place and the making it a place for all people to come and find their own holy experience or just a feeling of the historical significance of the Temple Mount, a center of religious experience for close to if not over three-thousand-years, should be the singular goal for the Israeli and for Jewish leadership over this first year after the Sabbath Year, the Shmita (Hebrew: שמיטה). Don’t you feel it is time for this to become the holy monument to all for the remainder of time? We know we think it should; and the sooner the better.


Beyond the Cusp


August 15, 2015

Destroy Islamic World by Rebuilding Destroyed Synagogue


After the Jordanians took control of not only much of Judea and Samaria but also the entirety of the Old City of Jerusalem, they enforced Islamic dominance by destroying the ancient Synagogues throughout Jerusalem and the entirety of their occupied territories, land occupied from rightful Israel. Since Israel liberated these lands resulting from their gains during their defensive war resulting from the Arab threats to drive the Jews into the sea (Mediterranean Sea) in June of 1967, they have been slowly restoring the Synagogues as funds became available. The latest incident of Islamic outrage flourished with the instigating cry that the Jews are building Synagogues to surround the Temple Mount such that their actions using these Synagogues will destroy the al-Aqsa Mosque. The reason this will destroy the al-Aqsa Mosque and not any other structure is because whenever the Imams use the referencing of harm to the al-Aqsa Mosque this is taken as a call to violence and to assault either the Temple Mount with rioting or the referenced activity or structure. More often than not the calls related to the al-Aqsa Mosque brings rioting to the Temple Mount followed soon thereafter with international objections to the increased violence which the Israelis have refused to prevent or return quiet to the holy sites. Should Israel take the one precaution which brings a state of quiet on the Temple Mount by refusing admittance of Muslim men between age 16 and 40 thus resulting in an end to the riots the new hue and cry goes out that the Israelis are blocking Muslim prayers on the Temple Mount. What is never mentioned is that as soon as the Muslim men respond to mentions of threats to the al-Aqsa Mosque by the Imams with rioting, the first response by the Israeli security forces is to ban all Jewish visitations to the Temple Mount despite such a move has only served to increase the frequency of the rioting. Some things just make one speechless over the profound lack of logic.


The latest threat to the al-Aqsa Mosque, if we are to believe the authorities from the Islamic Waqf, is the beginning of the restoration and rebuilding of the Tiferet Yisrael Synagogue in the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City. The Waqf spokespeople are claiming that the Synagogue never existed anywhere in the Old City as all the lands belong to the Islamic Waqf so how could they have ever had Synagogues on them. The small fact that the original Tiferet Yisrael Synagogue was originally built in the 1860s and was destroyed in 1948, as were so many other Jewish historic Synagogues and other holy sites as part of the Islamic cleansing of all traces of Jewish existence within the lands which came under their control, is validating facts on the ground even in its destroyed state as it will continue to be once restored, just much more majestic as such a precious and holy structure should be. Such demolitions continue to this very day in areas under Arab autonomous control such as Joseph’s and Rachel’s tombs which are regularly destroyed and when Jews are permitted to pray at Joseph’s tomb the IDF must provide security and the worshippers brought under cover of darkness usually around two o’clock in the early AM and must depart before dawn at most once a month. Often prayers are only capable of being given once the destructions since the last visit have been repaired, a devotion of love which take precious time away from prayers despite the theory and guarantees by the United Nations and the permanent members of the Security Council that all holy sites would be made available for visits and prayer services, a promise which sounds great but nobody apparently ever planned to enforce.


The Arabs took control of Joseph’s tomb fatally wounding Border Police Corporal Madhat Yousuf, a Druze soldier, who bled to death after being abandoned for five hours at Joseph’s tomb by Prime Minister and Defense Minister Ehud Barak, following a Palestinian Authority Arab attack on the site. Barak gave the order to not launch a rescue operation in order to avoid escalating the situation. The hesitance to act may have also been influenced by fear of international reactions had a general assault been launched, which is what it appeared may have been necessary, causing large numbers of additional casualties or it could have been simple temerity which appears to be a malady that can strike even the most heroic and courageous of soldiers with numerous campaigns or the most dangerous and clandestine of missions under their belts. Whatever the reason that no rescue was deployed and why the Arabs simply watched a fellow human being bleed out and die when they could have easily provided first aid and stopped his bleeding but they saw only somebody that was not of them and thus not worthy of any of their efforts to save a fellow human being. There have been a number of people attacked and even died simply because they attempted to pray at a holy site, and those injured praying just north of Bethlehem at Rachel’s Tomb are women who often suffer attacks where bricks are hurled at them simply because they are Jews visiting a site the Arabs wish to claim. Such is a sorry statement of the condition of humanity where such is permitted anywhere and to any peoples.



Six frames depicting the destructions, discovery of damage, finishing rebuilding, prayers and an endearing good-bye, or perhaps with luck til next time



Between the Synagogues the Jordanians destroyed and the almost uncountable times that Joseph’s Tomb has been desecrated added to the destructions being carried out by the Islamic State and other such acts around the Islamic world, they now claim that all they hold is threatened by the reconstruction and refurbishing of a single 1860s Synagogue as such threatens the Islamic lands, their al-Aqsa Mosque, all the lands considered to be a part of the holy Waqf. Islam believes apparently that if a structure is built for any other religion it belittles their holy places is really a sad commentary because mankind can use as many holy sites and houses of worship as can be built, if only they would take the time to use them and learn the lessons which carried humanity this far. There are those who feel that there should only be a single religion and then the arguing and fighting comes trying to decide which religion. If only all could adopt the view that each religion has its contribution for mankind and the more religious thought there is in our world, the richer and more blessings for all mankind. This has been the same reaction whenever a Synagogue has been reconstructed or new Synagogue constructed yet not a single Mosque has collapsed as a result, so perhaps these warnings of the imminent destruction which might befall the al-Aqsa Mosque resulting from the rebuilding the Tiferet Yisrael Synagogue are an excessive reaction to what for many Jews is a blessing and joyous occasion. It is really too bad that this joy will not be shared. The world would be such a greater place if we could all enjoy the joys of others. Perhaps the beautiful architecture of the Tiferet Yisrael Synagogue can fill just one Muslim’s eye and through the sight their heart with some degree of joy and they realize that another Synagogue adds to the world in much the same way as another Mosque should also fill the world with more joy and celebration.



This is the model of the plans for the restoration and rebuild of the Tiferet Yisrael Synagogue in the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem. The Synagogue was originally constructed in the 1860s and was destroyed when the Jordanians dynamited the original Tiferet Yisrael Synagogue along with virtually every other religious or significantly Jewish building in all ot Eastern Jerusalem which includes the entirety of the Old City Jerusalem which includes structures over two thousands of years in age and other built throughout the centuries. These destructions were wanton, senseless, vile acts for which there was no outcry in 1948 as the world turned a blind eye as has proven to be the reaction to virtually every terrorist or destructive act towards Israel and particularly the Jews residing therein.

This is the model of the plans for the restoration and rebuild of the Tiferet Yisrael Synagogue in the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem. The Synagogue was originally constructed in the 1860s and was destroyed when the Jordanians dynamited the original Tiferet Yisrael Synagogue along with virtually every other religious or significantly Jewish building in all ot Eastern Jerusalem which includes the entirety of the Old City Jerusalem which includes structures over two thousands of years in age and other built throughout the centuries. These destructions were wanton, senseless, vile acts for which there was no outcry in 1948 as the world turned a blind eye as has proven to be the reaction to virtually every terrorist or destructive act towards Israel and particularly the Jews residing therein.



The Tiferet Yisrael Synagogue modeled above has the ornate touches commensurate with 1860s architecture crowned with a dome to complete the splendor. This Synagogue will blend well with the other structures from different periods throughout the history of Jerusalem. We hope and pray that many will find prayer within its walls and study in its classrooms beneficial and imparting joy to their hearts, wisdom and knowledge in their heads and a fullness of life and lightness of spirit blessing all they do and benefiting those they meet. The wishes are as sincere as they are simple and straightforward. May we add that we hold hope that if the Tiferet Yisrael Synagogue manages to have any effect upon the al-Aqsa Mosque that it is one of blessing spirit and enlightenment for all who worship in either house of prayers.


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