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The Dome of the Rock – Originally a Beit Tefillah

Posted by Glezele Vayne on May 12, 2009

BS”D

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I found this fascinating comment at Haaretz online, under their article, Jewish extremism: How real is the threat?

To: Avraham Goldberg and all readers.

The Temple Mount is not holy to the Muslims. It is merely a trick in their battle to destroy the Jewish People.

The Dome of the Rock was built by Caliph Abd al-Malik in 687 as a gift to the Jewish People. Caliph built the Dome, as a place of prayer for the Jews till the Temple would be rebuilt.

It only became a Muslim ‘holy site’ in 1939 by order of the anti-Semitic Mufti of Jerusalem.

May G-D rebuild the Temple speedily in our days!
Yosef rabin, Chicago, United States of America

Update: I have been searching and searching the net…can’t find anything to back this claim. — Ellie

From Schmoozing with Elya & Ellie Katz

2 Responses to “The Dome of the Rock – Originally a Beit Tefillah”

  1. DJM said

    Isn’t the biblical sign of end times when the Dome of the Rock is destroyed and the temple rebuilt?

    • elyakatz said

      BS”D

      I think that’s NT, not Tanach. According to some Jewish sources, the Holy of Holies is on the Western side of the Temple Mount, but not in the Dome. I’m rusty on this stuff, but it seems to me both the Temple and the Dome could stand on the Temple Mount. But I’d have to do some brushing up in order to know for sure.

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