PRAYER or peace?

Muslim controllers of Temple Mount enraged by more visits from Jews

Posted: October 5, 2013 at 5:54 a.m.

Covered in prayer shawls, ultra-Orthodox Jewish men of the Cohanim Priestly caste participate in a blessing during the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, in front of the Western†Wall the holiest site where Jews can pray, in Jerusalem's Old City, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013 . The Cohanim, believed to be descendants of priests who served God in the Jewish Temple before it was destroyed, perform a blessing ceremony of the Jewish people three times a year during the festivals of Passover, Shavuot and Sukkot.

than 300,000 foreign tourists also flock there annually, many of them Christians drawn to the ruins of the temple Jesus attended.

This story is only available from our archives.

Religion, Pages 14 on 10/05/2013