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To: NYer
Since the 12th century, Jews have held that the tomb of King David is located beneath the building. For this reason, Israeli officials do not allow Mass to be celebrated there except on Holy Thursday and Pentecost. Special permission was granted for Pope Francis' visit.

I was actually unaware that mass is said there twice a year. I thought the Pope's mass was a radical change of policy and a "cave-in."

I still think such a service over the tomb of King David is inappropriate and is a subtle declaration of supersessionism.

4 posted on 05/28/2014 2:13:35 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (The Left: speaking power to truth since Shevirat HaKelim.)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

Not really.


5 posted on 05/28/2014 5:38:51 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

I didn’t know either, I thought the Mass was going to make the building impure by Halakhah standards. Also, it is hard to imagine observant Jews celebrating Passover in a building over a tomb, but even if we accept that, it still seems to me like it is the tomb of Israel’s king, in Israel’s capital... I didn’t feel comfortable with having a Mass there. Aren’t there plenty of other holy sites in Jerusalem?


7 posted on 05/28/2014 7:16:44 PM PDT by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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