Photo Credit: Koby Haraty

According to a poll commissioned by Makor Rishon, the majority of Israelis want Jews to be permitted to pray on the Temple Mount.

Of the 512 Jewish Israeli adults who responded to the poll, 52% were for permitting Jewish Prayers on the Temple Mount, while 37% were against it.

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22% of those polled said they are fasting on Tisha B’Av, the holiday that commemorates the destruction of the Temple.

 

The final question in the poll was, “Do we need to now begin rebuilding the Temple?

The response to that question was more disappointing.

Unfortunately, 61% of all those polled said no.

Among those who designated themselves as Chardali (Chareidi National-Religious) or Ultra-Orthodox 71% said yes.

While most disappointingly, among those who designated themselves as National-Religious only 43% said yes. Among Traditional, 43% said yes, and among the Secular 9% said yes.

 

Do we need to begin rebuilding the Temple?

Overall: No: 61%,  Yes:17%

Secular Traditional National-Religious Chardali/Chareidi
No

91%

66%

57%

29%

Yes

9%

34%

43%

71%

Should Jews be allowed to pray on the Temple Mount?

Overall: No: 37%,  Yes: 52% 

Secular Traditional National-Religious Chardali/Chareidi
No

61%

37%

5%

5%

Yes

39%

63%

95%

95%

What do you feel toward Tisha B’Av?

Overall: Nothing: 51%, Connected/not fasting: 22%, Fasting: 22% 

Secular Traditional National-Religious Chardali/Chareidi
Nothing

75%

36%

0%

0%

Connected but not fasting

22%

40%

10%

4%

Fasting

3%

24%

90%

96%

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8 COMMENTS

  1. The only place where polls determine Halacha is within the Sanhedrin (of ALL segments of the Torah community, not just a few self-appoinmted members). Since the Rabbinical ban remains in full force, all these sentiments tend to cause the people to err. A soulsearching is in order.

  2. The only place where polls determine Halacha is within the Sanhedrin (of ALL segments of the Torah community, not just a few self-appoinmted members). Since the Rabbinical ban remains in full force, all these sentiments tend to cause the people to err. A soulsearching is in order.

  3. Mourn at Temple mount of course. Not to be forgotten that the destruction itself was a bad political decision which Jeremaiah warned would happen in disaster, and it did. Rebuild the Temple? Has V'halilla, G-D forbid!

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