Sephardi Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar, along with several other senior rabbis, has issued a public statement to warn the public that visiting the Temple Mount is forbidden by Jewish law.
According to the statement, the warning is being made at this time because of increased organized attempts of late to go up to the holy site.
“It is a sacred duty to awaken your hearts [to the fact that] it is completely forbidden according to Jewish law to go up to the Temple Mount,” the statement reads. “This prohibition has been simple and clear for a long time, and has been forbidden by all of the great Torah scholars.”
Because many different organizations have been calling on the public to visit the Temple Mount in recent months, the declaration continues, it is incumbent upon the signatories to reiterate that the prohibition remains.
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