MK Yehuda Glick on Sunday ascended the Temple Mount to mark the one-year anniversary of the passing of his wife, Yafa z”l.
Glick advocates opening the Temple Mount equally to Jews, Muslims, Christians, and anyone else who wishes to visit. He has been called “a symbol of the struggle for Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount” and is credited with pushing Israeli authorities to change their attitude towards Jewish pilgrims to the holy site. Glick has led Jewish groups in tours of the Temple Mount, and before he became member of the Knesset had been arrested frequently while praying, walking, and filming on the Temple Mount.
In October 2014, a man on a motorcycle who spoke with a “thick Arab accent” approached Glick in Jerusalem and asked if he was Yehuda Glick, before shooting him four times in the chest and speeding off. Glick survived the assassination attempt, and later stated that the gunman had apologized before firing at him, saying: “I’m very sorry, but you’re an enemy of Al-Aqsa, I have to this.”
On Friday, Glick posted a note saying his wife had been a regular at their synagogue in Atniel, and used to complain that the furniture in the ladies’ section were not as nice as the men’s. Ahead of her yahrzeit, the ladies’ section received brand-new pews.