Anyone else know about this?

“The Western Wall is merely one of the four supporting walls built by King Herod when he enlarged the Temple Mount. All four of these walls are still standing, and at different times each of them has been a place of Jewish worship.

“The Western Wall only achieved its current status during the Ottoman period, for the simple reason that it was the wall closest to the Jewish Quarter.

“It has no religious connection to the Temple, the remains of which are buried beneath the Mosque of Omar [the Dome of the Rock].”

— Rabbi Yehoram Mazor, Ha’aretz, “Rabbis question relevance of Western Wall“, 24 September 1999


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5 Responses to Anyone else know about this?

  1. Flambeaux says:

    What about it? It’s accurate insofar as I know.

  2. It just seems silly that so much coverage is given to the event when it actually has no longstanding significance. It’s like aliens visiting earth and making reverence at an iPhone store. Or something.

  3. The existence of that wall was cited by Father Richard McBrien (The Pauly Shore of AmericanTheologians) as proof that Jesus was in error.

  4. dymphna says:

    When I was a girl we were taught that the wailing Wall wasn’t even a wall but what was left of the foundation.

  5. AmoPapam says:

    It’s still a big draw, a way to be as close to the Temple as possible. Still, I didn’t visit it this time around. The Temple Steps hold much more of a fascination for me, as they’re where Jesus would have walked, or sat and talked with the disciples, Paul would have learned from Gamaliel there, etc.

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