Jews are barred from the Temple Mount this week during a Muslim holiday that rewrites the Bible, claiming Abraham offered up Ishmael on an altar in Mecca.
The month of Elul marks a period of preparation leading up to Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) and, ten days later, the holiday of Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement). The primary tool to aid Jews in preparing for repentance is the shofar, a specially prepared ram’s horn, which is blown every weekday of the month during morning prayers.
Last week, conservative political pundit Ben Shapiro challenged Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, ,the 28-year-old Democratic Congressional candidate, to a debate. The challenge was so important to Shapiro that he offered to donate $10,000 to her campaign or a charity of her choice. Ocasio-Cortez refused to debate Shapiro and thus began a battle royale on social media.