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Third Jewish Temple Plans?

Jerusalem Launches Debate on Sharing Holiest Site

Espousing a dream of harmony that may stretch credibility among even the most fervent believers in dialogue among the great religions, clerics in Jerusalem launched a project on Thursday aimed at finding a way to share the city’s holiest, and most fought over, site.

But Frankel conceded it may take more than debate of Jewish law, or halacha, to alter centuries of tradition in favor of a compromise by which Jews would agree to build a temple nearby, not in the spot traditionally regarded as the correct site — right where the Dome has stood since the 7th century. “Regular halachic discussion will not be powerful enough,” Frankel said, referring to the need for a “holy revelation” to make such a shift possible in Jewish tradition.

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