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July 29, 2012 12:20 pm

Mitt Romney Delivers Tisha B’av Prayer at Western Wall (VIDEO)

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Washington Post – JERUSALEM — Mitt Romney made a visit Sunday to the Western Wall here in the Old City of Jerusalem, one of Judaism’s holiest sites, to deliver a prayer on the solemn Jewish holiday of Tisha B’av.

In a symbolic gesture to convey his shared values with the Israeli people, Romney interrupted his day of official meetings to add a surprise stop at the historic site. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee, wearing a black yarmulke on his head, walked through a crowded plaza to place his prayer in a crack in the wall at the foot of the Temple Mount.

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  • If as they say a week is a long time in politics, then the 100 days until the first Tuesday in November is an eternity. Much can happen before then in the form of vision, courage and trust building on the international stage to avoid a terrible regional war involving Iran and Israel/The USA etc. President Obama has a key role to play.

    Re. Tisha B’av…

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    “…and going up to the Temple Mount in purity according to halacha (Jewish law) is the beginning of the process of rebuilding.”

    – Rabbi Chaim Richman

    This is an incorrect interpretation of the prophecies. There is a timeline to the Redemption. I repeat…Pushing one of the messianic imperatives before its time could prove dangerously counter-productive. The recognition and acceptance of Moshiach’s sovereignty precedes any building of the Third Temple on the Mount.