YNet News: “A post on the Temple Institute’s Facebook page claims that Rabbi Chaim Richman, who manages the institute’s international activity, accepted a request by a couple who asked him to marry them at the holy site after examining the halacha and consulting with other adjudicators.
The institute said the wedding ceremony on the Temple Mount is a great achievement “in light of the Waqf and the police’s anti-Jewish discrimination, which rejects any Jewish expression at the holy site.”
According to the institute, the couple met with the rabbi several days ago in Jerusalem’s Old City, where the blessing over the wine was made.”
Opinion: From our post December 3, 2013: Arab control of the Temple Mount is a tragic story. A few years ago, I researched it for a small Bible prophecy study group that I had the privilege to lead.
“In the war of 1967, Israel took back and liberated the West Bank, East Jerusalem, the Gaza Strip, the Golan Heights and the Sinai Peninsula. The leader of the Israeli forces was General Moshe Dayan. Like most Israeli generals, Dayan was a secular Jew.
Arab leaders at that time were sure that Dayan would order the al-Aqsa Mosque to be destroyed and a Jewish Temple to be built. They, and the rest of the world, never expected what would happen next. Dayan, fearing that the fighting would never stop, decided to relinquish ownership of the Temple Mount to the Arab Waqf (religious authority) as a sign of peace and good will.
Dayan ordered the Israeli flag removed from the top of the Dome of the Rock, and ordered Israeli troops to bring fleeing Arabs that were on their way to Jordan back to Judea. Inexplicably, Dayan gave them the cities of Bethlehem, Hebron, Ramallah and Jenin.”
Since that time the Temple Mount has become a flash point for violence and the news of this wedding, only the second such ceremony to take place on the Temple Mount in over 2000 years, could reignite tensions.
The Arab Waqf is keenly aware that temple institute has made all the preparations necessary for a temple to be built very quickly.
Prophecies that demand a third temple:
- Ez. 37: 26-28
- Ez. 40-43
- Dan. 9:27
- Micah 4:1-7
- Zech. 6:12
- Mat. 24:15
- 2 Thess. 2:3-4
- Rev. 11:1-2
Ezekiel 40-45 gives us the exact details of the temple that the secular world says will never be built. Ha.