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Israeli chief rabbi tells Jews to stay away from Temple Mount

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2 weeks ago

Israeli border police officers walks in front of the Dome of the Rock at Temple Mount on Nov. 5. Photo by Ammar Awad/Reuters

An Israeli chief rabbi urged Jews to stay away from the Temple Mount in order to prevent bloodshed.

Yitzhak Yosef, Israel’s chief Sephardic rabbi, made the call during the funeral Friday... read full article

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