Tag Archives: Rabbi Shlomo Goren

jerusalem day: if I forget thee

The power of identity. But is it about bolting it down to the weight of tradition or about creating a whole new world? We could begin by asking, using the theoretical base of Jean Baudrillard, to question whether Jerusalem even … Continue reading

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send it sky high?

His comments were about on the same level as Mohammed Morsi’s “jews descended from pigs and apes,” and it has been a chronic and pervasive piece of populist Jewish rhetoric to preach the need for blowing up the temple Mount … Continue reading

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read their lips: talkin’ shop at solomon’s stables

…“Peace will come when the Arabs will love their children more than they hate us.” (Statement to the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., 1957) ….“When peace comes we will perhaps in time be able to forgive the Arabs for … Continue reading

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the holy mountain:should they pray or should they go

It’s a touchy issue and its a hard act to follow. This rock as cosmic launching pad into the heavens, landing plop smack in front of Allah. Beam them up.Beam them up. When Israel conquered all of Jerusalem in the … Continue reading

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brick by brick: waiting for the shovel ready

Anxious. Impatient. To build or not to build. To mourn or to rejoice. To cry and laugh simultaneously. It is said that  conquerors of ancient Israel could only capture the Temple in a physical sense; the Temple’s spiritual essence living … Continue reading

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i think this might be it

Where is the Ark of the Covenant? Anywhere from Russia to Rochester, and from Croatia to Canada. No one really knows, although the answer is supposed to be found in the Torah, if you know where to look for it. … Continue reading

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lets build something together: but not quite yet

…One of the most famous such sources is a recounting in the Talmud of a story that occurred after the destruction, when several of the most prominent sages of the time, including Rabbi Akiva, went up to the Temple Mount. … Continue reading

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