I wonder if history will record that the Second Temple was destroyed twice, the first time because of hatred between Jews, the second time because of a Prime Minster who either doesn’t car or just doesn’t have all of his fruit loops in one box. Maybe Olmert agrees with the Palestinians that a Jewish temple NEVER stood on top of the Temple mount because its is being reported that the construction on top of the mount WAS PERSONALLY APPROVED BY OLMERT! Twenty-five hundred years ago and again five hundred years later, thousands of Jews were slaughtered protecting the Temple that stood there. Ever since, we have been mourning the fact that the Temple was gone and praying that we can see it rebuilt.
Every Year on Tisa B’av we feel the loss of the Holy Temple as if it occurred that day:
And He stripped His Tabernacle like a garden, and laid in ruins His Meeting-Place; the Lord has caused festival and Sabbath to be forgotten in Zion, and in His fierce indignation has spurned king and priest. The Lord has rejected His altar, He has abolished His Sanctuary, He has delivered into the hand of the enemy the walls of her palaces; they raised a clamor in the House of the Lord, as on a day of a festival. (Eichah Chapter 2)
Now the head of a Jewish State is personally approving its further destruction. If you haven’t done so yet Please Click here to sign Petition that will be sent to Olmert and to President Bush to stop the destruction of this gift from G-d
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Please sign the petition. Contact Olmert (fax: 02-670-5475, or 9722-670-5475 from abroad), Jerusalem Affairs Minister Rafi Eitan (Pensioners), and the Antiquities Authority order the work stopped immediately. In addition, they demand that tractors not be allowed to work on the Mount at all, nor may any digging take place without appropriate archaeological supervision.
For Mount Zion, which has become desolate; foxes prowl over it. [But] You, O Lord, remain forever; Your throne endures throughout the generations Why do You forget us forever, forsake us so long? Restore us to You, O Lord, that we may be restored! Renew our days as of old. For if You have utterly rejected us, You have [already] been exceedingly wroth against us. (Eichah Chapter 5)