Thursday, October 13, 2005

King David's tomb spot(?) handed to Vatican

From The Australian:

..The Vatican is hoping to regain control of the room of the Last Supper in Jerusalem, one of the most sacred sites in Christianity.
In exchange (from Israel), it will give to the Jewish community the historic synagogue at Toledo, in Spain, currently a Catholic church...
Since the foundation of Israel, the area has served as the site of Jewish yeshivas, or religious schools. Jews believe the tomb of King David lies beneath the spot...

Why is the area over the possible location of David's tomb being handed over for Christian purposes?
posted by Yeshiva Orthodoxy
at 11:40 PM


Blogger Rick Halpern said...

I am very familiar with this site, and am unhappy about giving the Church any right of control in Israel. Everyone should tour the Mt. Zion area. Rabbi Mordechai Goldstein of the Diaspora Yeshiva is owed a tremendous debt of gratitude for assembling and preserving the Yeshiva's holdings on Mt. Zion, which surround King David's tomb. I am helping the Yeshiva redevelop its holdings there. Rick Halpern

10:00 PM  

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