A careful retrospective of current events reveals an interesting sequence: The Chief Rabbis of Jerusalem issued a ruling that prohibits Jews from ascending the Temple and one week later, the Palestinians stormed the Sha’ar HaRachamim (the Gate of Mercy, also known as the Golden Gate), an area that had been closed off to Jews and Muslims alike for 16 years.
Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook
Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook, the 20th century pioneer of Religious Zionism, once shared his very unique view of the meaning of flags and what they represent. Flags, whether physically or not, according to Rabbi Kook, bear an insignia indicating the mission of those who carry it. He likens it to a uniform, military or otherwise,… Read more »