Rosh Hashanah begins Sunday evening and ends Tuesday evening. The second day of the Jewish holiday coincides with the Arabic Hijri New Year. Though not considered a major Muslim holiday, the Israel Police has decided that Hijri takes precedence over the Jewish holiday and have closed the Temple Mount to Jews.
Elishama Sandman, spokesman for the Temple Mount activist organization Yera’eh, warned that this inequality of prayer is standard operating procedure and is scheduled to occur several more times this year, when it can be expected that Jews will be locked out on holidays. more …
Opinion: The Arabic Hijri New Year celebrated in Jerusalem, on the Temple Mount, is a mockery and God will not be mocked (Galatians 6:7).
Jerusalem was the place where the second Jewish king, David, purchased the land for the the second temple (Samuel 24:21-24), and declared Jerusalem to be the capital of Israel:
- 1052 BC: David conquered Jerusalem by defeating the Jebusites (1 Chronicles 11:4-9; 2 Samuel 1: 5-6).
- 1010 – 970 BC: Reign of King David. Jerusalem is proclaimed the capital of the United Kingdom of Israel (2 Samuel 5:1-5).
- 970 BC: In the 40th year of David’s reign he purchases the Threshing Floor on Mount Moriah to build a temple to the Lord. God would not allow David to build the temple since he was a man of war (2 Samuel 24:24; 1 Chronicles 22).
- 950 BC: King Solomon, David’s son, begins construction of the first temple on Mount Moriah (Solomon’s Temple). The Temple construction took 7 years (1 Kings 5-8).
The Temple Mount is the very soul of Judaism and according to Jewish lore, it is the place from where God gathered the dust to make Adam’s body.
Jerusalem is where Abraham offered Isaac on the altar, the place that Esau traded away for a bowl of soup (Genesis 25:29-34). It is the place where two Jewish temples once stood (and a third will stand), and it is the place where Jesus will one day rest the soles of His feet, Ezekiel 43:7.
The problem is that so few believe it, for now.