Unknown – 2010-03-17
The rebuilding and rededication of the Hurva ('ruined') Synagogue in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem few days ago was a moment of true joy for every Israeli, and every Jew. Some background. Construction of the synagogue began under Rabbi Judah the Hassid in 1700. The rabbi was a member of one of the first groups of Ashkenazi Jews to immigrate to Jerusalem, a few hundred from Poland. It was thought that a synagogue had existed on the spot since the Second Century B.C.E.
The Hurva Synagogue was rebuilt under Ibrahim Pasha in 1836 and finally completed in 1856. Designed in a grand Neo-Byzantine style, it was one of the largest buildings in the Old City.
In 1948, members of the Jordanian Arab Legion, led by the same regime which outlawed Jewish access to all Jewish holy places in Jerusalem and Hebron, including the Western Wall and the Tomb of the Patriarchs, blew up the beautiful synagogue – to see photos go to: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hurva_Synagogue_between_1934-1939.jpg
Jordanians also used the Jewish headstones from the Mount of Olives Cemetery to pave roads. Altogether, the Arab Legion destroyed 29 synagogues during the War of Independence. When Arabs were in charge of Jewish holy sites, they destroyed them. Now, not only are the Palestinians guilty of having blown up this synagogue, but have the unmitigated gall to protest its rebuilding! The Gaza-based head of al-Quds International Institution warned against the reopening of the Hurva synagogue as part of an Israeli plan to erect a Jewish temple on al-Aqsa ruins(!!!)And Hilary Clinton wants Israel to prove its dedication to peace?!!!
In the meantime, anti-Semitic nut job websites , like VNN and Goyfire (“Hammering out the Jew one Broadcast at a time”)wrote that: “Israeli officials have reportedly called on Israelis to march into the al-Aqsa Mosque on Tuesday, highly revered as the third holiest site in the Muslim world.”
Funny, no one told me.
The current American Administration, by siding with Israel's enemies, have emboldened them and every other anti-Semite in the world to spread this preposterous poison. Thanks Barack, Hillary. They couldn't do it without you! And if you think we are going to let these bloody terrorists take over an inch of Jerusalem, you are deluded, no matter how much pressure you exert. We will wait until the good folks in America come to their senses and vote you into oblivion. Maybe then the Saudis can offer you a job? After all that scraping and bowing to them, it's the least they can do, no?
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6 Responses to “Who's destroying, and who's rebuilding?”
Hava Dishon says:
March 17, 2010 at 10:29 pm
Good article ,Naomi! I read that the Jordanians destroyed 50 synagogues and paved their latrines with Jewish headstones. I even saw pictures of them.
We have to thank, our “great friends”: Obama, Biden , Hillary and Mitchell, for the current riots in Jerusalem, they clearly gave them green light to attach Jews. I hope that Jews who voted 78% for Obama learn their lesson. But I doubt it. There is no limit to the stupidity and lack of Jewish pride, by American Jewry.
One little tidbit you ought to know is that Chelsea Clinton is going to marry a Jew, is he totally ignorant into what kind of family is he marrying into!? Or is he a self hating Jew?!
Also I found out why Obama loves the Moslems so much, Saudis paid for his education in Harvard. He owes them a lot. So Israelis cannot expect any help from him. He humiliated every proud Jew by scolding us about building in Jerusalem.
Art Mensch says:
March 17, 2010 at 11:00 pm
Israel should have destroyed the El Aksa Mosque in 1967 when the Old City was liberated from the Jordanians! They should answer kind with kind as stated in the Torah. Eyin tachat eyin, shain tachet shain. The Arabs only respect force and power. If you are nice to them they think you are weak and they take advantge of you.
Yerachmiel Loebel says:
March 17, 2010 at 11:56 pm
Right on. Beautifuly said.
bernard ross says:
March 18, 2010 at 1:28 am
Israel should stop trying to satisfy everyone elses anti semitism and double standards. Why not consider a new paradigm: a strong military that operates in Israel’s interests. for one thing what about seizing saudi oil fields as reparation for the years of terror funding. Everyone will moan but oil can continue flowing to friendly countries, terrorism would lose a great portion of its funding and israel could ditch the US. the fields are run by foreigners and no one but those already at war with Israel would attack. Osama bin laden says the world favours a strong horse.
March 18, 2010 at 11:13 am
I really like your solution. WEveryone, including our president who does it literally, bows down to the Saudis because of their oil and the money it generates. hey use it to fund antisemitism in universities throughout the world. And of course people like Jimmy Carter benefit from it very much.