Thursday, October 13, 2005

I Just Can't Wait to See How This Ends

A web buddy, JD, sent me this:-

Vatican offers swap deal to regain site of Last Supper

THE Vatican is hoping to regain control of the Room of the Last Supper in Jerusalem, one of the most sacred sites in Christianity.

It will, in exchange, hand over to the Jewish community the historic synagogue at Toledo in Spain, at present a Catholic church.

The Upper Room, where the Last Supper is said to have taken place, is held by Christians to be the place where Jesus broke bread and drank wine with the disciples on the eve of his Crucifixion and also where the Holy Spirit descended on the disciples at Pentecost.

The Room of the Last Supper is the fourth most holy place in Christendom...The present Gothic-arched room is not the original but was built by the Crusaders in the 14th century. Along with the rest of Jerusalem, it fell to the Ottoman Turks in the 16th century and was transformed into a mosque, whose Arabic inscriptions are still visible. Since the foundation of Israel the area has served as the site of Jewish yeshivas, or religious schools, since Jews believe that the Tomb of King David lies beneath the spot.

Well, the Yeshiva involved, I am pretting sure is the Diaspora Yeshiva. It's Rosh Yeshiva and founder, Rabbi Mordechai Goldstein, was my 9th grade teache at Yeshivat Chofetz Chaim in Queens.

Rabbi Goldstein, I can assure you all, is not going to let this go through, well, at least not without a fight. And as he was active with the American Friends of the FFI (which stands for Fighters for the Freedom of Israel or, in plain English, the Lechi, that will be interesting to observe.

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