Record-breaking numbers of Jews ascended to the Temple Mount over the three-week holiday period encompassing Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot – and in an amazing reversal of the usual status quo, some were even allowed to pray there.
Though the Temple was not built this year, many significant events have brought us closer than ever before to its prophesied rebuilding, and all over the world, Jews are praying that next year, the Yom Kippur service will take place in the Third Temple!
Following the weekend’s terrorist attacks, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for an assessment of the security situation at a meeting on Sunday prior to the approaching Jewish High Holidays in October.
With the Jewish New Year fast arriving, the IDF is actively preparing to increase security in the Holy Land in order to ensure a safe, meaningful and enjoyable holiday for its citizens. But who will ensure the soldiers a special holiday?