Seeking a real prayer experience

Rabbi Chaim Richman of the Temple Institute gives an inside look into the struggle for Jewish prayer rights on the Mount.


The line at a quarter past seven in the morning is already burgeoning with tourists eager to see the Temple Mount. Visiting hours are supposedly from 7:30 to 11 a.m., Saturday to Thursday, but it seems best to get there as early as possible. Standing next to an iron gate by the security hut is Rabbi Chaim Richman, the international director of the Temple Institute in Jerusalem, and his assistant Yitzchak Reuven.

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