Skip to comments.Feiglin: If I were PM, I'd rebuild the Temple
Posted on 04/21/2009 10:05:25 PM PDT by forkinsocket
Moshe Feiglin, head of Manhigut Yehudit (Jewish Leadership Movement) said last week that if he was elected prime minister, he would try to rebuild the destroyed Temple in Jerusalem.
"I don't know if I will have the merit of doing something that is the aspiration of every Jew," said Feiglin. "But if I become prime minister I will take away control over the Temple Mount from the Wakf [the Islamic trust] and reinstate Jewish sovereignty over the entire mount and, hopefully, rebuild the Temple."
Feiglin said that rebuilding the Temple and all that it symbolized was the essence of a Jewish state.
Feiglin made the comments during the second annual Ramle Conference, sponsored by the religious Zionist settler movement Komemiut and a small group of young rabbis who are involved in outreach in Ramle.
The subject of the conference was "Between Israel and the Nations of the World."
Speakers who included Rabbi of Safed Shmuel Eliyahu and Rabbi of Hebron-Kiryat Arba Dov Lior managed to draw only a few dozen people to the event. The conference, which took place at Ramle's community center, was also broadcast on Arutz 7's Internet site.
Feiglin said that Israel's political leadership since 1967 had missed the chance to "realize every Jew's aspiration."
"I am not saying that I will fulfill this dream, but I am saying that if I get the chance I will do my utmost to bring our hopes in line with reality. It may seem altogether disconnected from reality to talk about rebuilding the Temple, but imagine how an Auschwitz survivor would have responded if he were told in 1945 that the Jewish people would have a state of their own with a Jewish army," he said.
In December of last year, ahead of national elections, Feiglin, who was number 20 on Likud's list, was sidelined by Likud chairman Binyamin Netanyahu. In an internal party decision, Feiglin was bumped down to the number 36 slot, leaving him out of the present Knesset.
However, Feiglin, who spoke with The Jerusalem Post Sunday, said he still harbored ambitions of replacing Netanyahu and becoming Israel's next prime minister.
Meanwhile, Rabbi Zalman Melamed, a leading spiritual leader of the settlement movement and rabbi of Beit El, envisioned a time when a majority of Israelis would be religious.
"There is a steady process unfolding in which the state is gradually becoming more religious," said Melamed.
"Haredim and families from our crowd have large families. Also, there are growing numbers of newly religious families. There is a deep feeling that people want the redemption to arrive already. And part of that process will be the rebuilding of the Temple."
I think it is their right to do so.
Isn’t this one of the signs that will usher in the Second Coming?
Well Feiglin isn’t PM.
The time will come when it will come.
Yes, it is, despite international poop-talk.
This is also a sign of Christ's return. Folks, even if this fellow has no chance of getting elected, this is getting all too real for those of us keeping our eyes to the Eastern sky.
Bloody dang. How to start WWIII in one short momment.
Find a red calf, with not one white hair, first - then it is time.
I 100% favor and support the rebuilding of the Temple. Not for any religious reasons, and not as a matter of geopolitics. I have much better cause. Once reopened the Temple must be sanctified by animal sacrifice. PETA will freak.
Bulldoze that tacky gold eyesore, and rebuild away!
Israel gets surprise attacked, and their response is to hand their most sacred site back over to their attackers as soon as the attack ended?
It’s very telling how the Muslims are sitting on one of the most archaeologically-rich points on the globe, and their response is to ban any excavation except for the occasions where they think they’ve found something Jewish and promptly destroy it.
Way to step out of the 10th century.
I, Um, Have been known to rib some friends with that - If we rebuild the temple, do you have to personally sacrifice an animal?
This is great news. Demolish that ugly dome of junk and rebuild the temple over the mosque. I am sure that Dubai can build a replica in under a month and stick it in the ocean or something.
Here you go:
I have a feeling these stories exist to falsely portray Israel as a fanatic theocracy. This creates a deceptive impression of moral equivalence with muslim extremists.
After all it is Israel who gave the Temple Mount to the Wakf as a gesture of peace.
For your End Times ping list.
END TIMES PING LIST PING . . .
IF you want on the END TIMES, DREAMS, VISIONS, PROPHECY PING LIST,
PLEASE LET ME KNOW.
WHICH END TIMES PING LIST LEVEL OF BEING PINGED DO YOU WANT ON?
A) LIST IS LEAST PINGED though that can sometimes be almost daily if a lot of important stuff is going on in the field.
B) LIST IS A MODERATE, MEDIUM AMOUNT.
C) A LITTLE MORE FREQUENT THAN B.
D) IS VIRTUALLY EVERYTHING I find worth my bother.
The prophet said . . . do not despise small beginnings.
This is also a sign of Christ’s return. Folks, even if this fellow has no chance of getting elected, this is getting all too real for those of us keeping our eyes to the Eastern sky.
They now have several such calves.
What do you think the Scriptures talk of the Anti-Christ
“making war with peace” about . . . and establishing a 7 year peace treaty with Israel which he breaks at the 3.5 year mark?
There is that, alright.
I, too, am in favor of facilitating PETA phreaque-outs.
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