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Record Number of Jews Visit Temple Mount for Tisha B’Av

Jews on Tisha B'Av 2017 (Photo: facebook)

Despite heightened tensions that have led to violence in the past weeks, more than a thousand Jews visited the Temple Mount in Jerusalem Tuesday to commemorate Tisha B’Av, setting a record for the most Jewish visitors to the site in a single day. Tisha B’Av is a day of mourning, marking the destruction of the Holy Temples on the same day in history, hundreds of years apart.

Also this week in Israel in the News:

  • A 42-year-old Jewish man was in critical condition after being stabbed multiple times by a Palestinian terrorist at an Israeli supermarket earlier this week. The 19-year-old attacker was subdued by bystanders and held until police arrested him.
  • Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu joined others in calling for the death penalty for a 19-year-old Palestinian man who broke into a house in the West Bank and murdered three Israelis. The attack last week came in the wake of growing tensions and violence over Jerusalem’s Temple Mount.
  • The Fellowship is bringing the prayers of Christian supporters and friends to the holiest site in Judaism, the Western Wall. Prayer requests can be submitted at

This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship’s Ami Farkas on why Jews still mourn the destruction of the Holy Temples.

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