Monday, October 24, 2005
The Police are Mistaken
On Friday, Maariv newspaper, relating to the error in Justice Cheshin's decision, reported that a police spokesperson said that they knew it was a mistake because since 1967 no Jew has ever prayed on the Temple Mount nor ever will.
Well, in 1978, 11 Jews assembled in front of the El Aksa Mosque and prayed mincha. In the picture posted here, you can see 9, while the tenth is off to the side and the 11th is taking the picture.
(left to right)
Danny Har-Habayit (Tzvi Shohami-Finkelstein) z"l
Yoel Kimchi z"l
HaRav Moshe Tzvi Segel zt"l
Yisrael Medad [yours truly]
Yosef Elbaum [out of frame]
It also appears in Rav Segel's autobiography "Dor Dorshav" which was published by the Defence Ministry.