Tag Archives: Jerusalem

Keep Off On Pain of Death (The Temple Mount, King Herod & Historical Context)

It sounds like King Herod wanted to allow non-Jews to go up to the Temple Mount so that he could show off the new Temple digs. But they could only go so far into the heart of the complex. An … Continue reading

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Halakhic Ban on Jewish Access to Temple Mount

An old poster by leading rabbinic authorities in the ultra-orthodox community in Israel banning Jewish access to the Temple Mount. Treading on the holy of holies, whose location is unknown incurs the ban of karet. Re: a more recent announcement … Continue reading

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Points of No Return (Jerusalem) (2015)

On many things Jerusalem –points of no return, the current spiraling of violence, delusions, borders, religion, the collapse of traditional authority, youth violence, settlements, dividing the city, and the 2 state solution. A must read here by Danny Seidemann, executive director … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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(Visual Theology) The Dome of the Rock (Oleg Grabar)

As I make my way through a little Islamica, I feel that I need to justify each step. For such a vast and pitched phenomenon, there needs to be some justification for what I’m reading when and why. So if … Continue reading

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Angry Mannequin (Jerusalem)  

Walking through Rehavia two weeks ago, I think near Ben Maimon and Radak, I stumbled upon this mannequin. In leopard blouse and long skirt, she looks angry. Clearly, she knows something I don’t.

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Globular Maimonides (Rehavia) (Jerusalem)

A lot of the streets in the Rehavia neighborhood are named after Spanish Jewish philosophers. This sign indicating a street address on Ben Maimon Street caught my eye. I like its modern form. No less than negative theology, it stands out as … Continue reading

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