The Temple Mount – the holiest place for the Jewish People.
When Jews pray towards Jerusalem, they are praying to the place where the Temples stood. The 1st and 2nd Temple stood in Jerusalem for a combined 830 years.
The High Priest entered the Holy of Holies in the Temple which was located on the Temple Mount.
Yes, this was 2,00 years ago. However, the Jewish people remain steadfast in their prayers. Jerusalem is always the heart of everything.
Western Wall or Temple Mount?
When Jews pray at the Western Wall, that is not because it is the holiest place. However, the Western Wall is simply the closest location to the Holy of Holies. Jews are not permitted to pray on their most hallowed spot.
When will things change? The status quo is absurd. Yet changing the status quo is seemingly impossible.
Therefore, this is a subject of great debate.
It is both a religious and political issue with strong opinions all around.
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