Temple Mount Status Quo (Nahum Barnea)


Excellent article by Nahum Barnea, which you can read here, on the current debacle unfolding at the Temple Mount and its threat to a status quo which has more or less preserved the peace between Jews and Muslims, or at least a semblance of peace since 1967. Of particular note is his description of the breakdown of traditional religious authority. The head of the Islamic Movement in Israel, Sheikh Raed Salah, attempts to wrest authority from the Waqf, controlled by Jordan, while Jewish religious nationalists buck the traditional halakhic authorities who once managed to keep religious Jews off the Temple Mount as rightwing politicians play with fire. Someone needs to encase the entire Holy Basin in a thick coat of amber before it’s too late.

About zjb

Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish thought and philosophical aesthetics. http://religion.syr.edu
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