Feiglin leads minyan on Temple Mount

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Likud Party activist Moshe Feiglin reportedly led a prayer service on the Temple Mount, without incident.


Israel’s Channel 10 aired a video of Feiglin, head of the Jewish Leadership faction of the Likud Party, leading a minyan in prayer on Monday on the Temple Mount.

Jews generally are not permitted to pray or bring any ritual objects to the Temple Mount, which is considered Judaism’s holiest site, in order to avoid confrontation with Muslim worshippers at the al-Aksa Mosque.

Feiglin, who was placed in the realistic 14th spot on the Likud’s Knesset list after the party’s recent primary vote, has called for the building of a new Temple on the site. He visits the Temple Mount once a month on the 19th of the Hebrew month, and brings guests with him.

Feiglin was arrested in October for praying on the Temple Mount “in violation of the customs of the site,” according to Israel Police, a charge he denied. He also refused to agree to a restraining order against his visiting the site.

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