Haredi newspaper sparks outrage by asking Arabs, 'Don't stab us, we don't go to Temple Mount'

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October 29, 2015 11:36

 
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The haredi Mishpacha newspaper created a social media firestorm on Thursday after it published an opinion article, in Arabic and in Hebrew, asking that since members of the haredi public do not go up to the Temple Mount “could you please stop murdering us.”

The article, written by Mishpacha magazine deputy editor Aryeh Ehrlich, explained how the haredi community refrains from going up to the Temple Mount since the haredi rabbinic leadership prohibits visiting the site.

Almost all leading haredi rabbis and arbiters of Jewish law rule that Jews may not visit the Temple Mount since they may enter areas that are forbidden to enter without undergoing purification rituals which cannot be conducted today.

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