Herzog cites his grandfather’s rabbinical rulings to discourage Temple Mount visits

Politicians should not be making "careless" visits to the Temple Mount, Opposition leader Isaac Herzog (Zionist Union) said Wednesday, citing a ruling by his grandfather and namesake, former chief Rabbi Yitzhak HaLevi Herzog.

In 1948, when the Hagana was planning to liberate the Old City of Jerusalem – an effort that ultimately failed – the Hagana’s commander in Jerusalem David Sha’altiel sought Rabbi Herzog’s advice, recounts a letter from Rabbi Zalman Menachem Koren, who has researched and written extensively about the Temple and its former location on the Mount, to MK Herzog.

Rabbi Herzog instructed Sha’altiel to have his soldiers ascend the Temple Mount, remove all enemy forces, and leave the compound as soon as possible and seal it off, so that no person may enter – to "lock the place up and throw away the key," MK Herzog said.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Herzog-cites-his-grandfathers-rabbinical-rulings-to-discourage-Temple-Mount-visits-430320

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