To Boldly Go Where No Jew Has Gone Before...
In a recent post I discussed the sorry state of affairs that currently exists today on the Temple Mount.
Miriam of Bloghead just put up a link to a video taken by someone who was able to gain access to many of the areas that are off-limits to Jews today on the Temple Mount. The video, featured exclusively on the Yediot Achronot website, includes Solomon’s Stables, al-Aqsa Mosque, and the Dome of the Rock.
Ron Peled, 34, a computer professional who shot the video, says “to walk here, to roam under the Temple Mount, the site of the Temple my forefathers longed for, is the realization of a dream.”
Peled, a former tour guide, is well aware of the immense significance of the rare images of sites that are normally only open to Muslim worshippers.
“As a Jew who likes archaeology and history, I think the value of those images is enormous,” he said. “Even though the sentence ‘Temple Mount is in our hands’ (made famous during the Six-Days War) is inaccurate these days, this video puts it in our hands for a few minutes. Yet whoever wasn’t there cannot quite grasp it.”
Miriam of Bloghead offers a good analysis of the video, which I strongly recommend reading.