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Coming Home

A resident of Gush Etzion walks the perimeter of Temple Mount in Jerusalem. There are areas on the holy mountaintop which, according to some rabbinic opinions, are permitted for Jews to set foot on even in our times. There are police restrictions, unfortunately, on conducting a Jewish prayer with a minyan anywhere on Temple Mount, because of Arab, not rabbinic objections.

As the pilgrimage holiday of Shavuot is fast approaching, may we merit to see the rebuilding of God’s holy temple right about where this nice man is walking.

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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