02 May 2018
In a grave development, the Zionist Temple Movement held a Passover sacrifice on March 26 at the Southern Walls of Masjid al-Aqsa, adjoining the Jami al-Qibli.
“We can see the Third Temple rising on the horizon,” Shimshon Elboim, one of the organizers of the event, told Breaking Israel News. “It used to be just a small group of activists who showed up, but this year, the Passover sacrifice reenactment went mainstream.”
Temple zealots see the performing of animal sacrifice as one of the major objectives of the Temple they seek to establish upon Masjid al-Aqsa.
Approximately 1 500 people, the largest crowd ever, gathered to watch some 20 Kohanim (Jewish men purportedly descending from ‘Aaron the Priest’) dressed in priestly garments performing the full Passover ceremony.
The ceremony was accompanied by blasts from silver horns and other musical accompaniment. Two goats were slaughtered and their blood was collected in silver vessels to be spilled out on a model of the altar. The goats were roasted whole in a manner supposedly described in the Torah and served to the Jews gathered to witness the reenactment.
In previous years, the organizers received permits to hold the ceremony at this particular location but had the Israeli police cancel the permit closer to the appointed date. Previous rituals were therefore held much further away from al-Aqsa.
“Many Arab language media carried threats from the Waqf (Muslim authority) should the Korban Pesach (Passover sacrifice) reenactment take place,” Rabbi Hillel Weiss, spokesman for the nascent Sanhedrin, told Breaking Israel News.
“But the government decided not to give in to the rule of violence. The permit for the event was signed by Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, and the police should be praised for their role in helping Jerusalem become a House of Prayer for all Nations.”
Many prominent rabbis attended, including Rabbi Aryeh Stern, the chief rabbi of Jerusalem as well as Rabbi Yehudah Glick, a Member of Knesset in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party and long-time advocate for the take-over of al-Aqsa.
SOURCE: Breaking Israel News (with editing by MasjidAlAqsa.net)