The recent (July 2021) Tisha b’Av commemoration of the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple brought some amazing statements into the fore. This turned the spotlight once more onto that historic piece of real estate (the Temple Mount) which has an explosive pivotal effect on prospects for Middle East Peace and hence for the entire World. It also is pivotal to the Promises proclaimed in the Bible with regard to the Creator’s Goal for mankind.
Bear in mind that the destruction of two Temples, some 5 centuries apart, occurred on the same calendar date of the year. It was the fulfillment of a Curse that God executed on the Israel nation for their lack of determination to take possession of the Land that God was leading them to for Blessings and prosperity. We are today still facing the effects of our punishment for that lack of integrity.
While Jewish Israel has now returned from the four corners of the Earth where they have been facing 2000 years of persecution, they are still facing a future with many questions. The Temple Mount with its current claims of disputed ownership needs to be unraveled without blowing up the World – for which it truly has the potential.
A Facebook post appealed for petitioning that the Temple Mount be opened for all faiths. As a Scriptural claim it posted a graphic quote from Isaiah 56:7 “… for My House shall be called a House of prayer for all peoples.”
This quote opened interesting discussions regarding who will be allowed to worship at the Future Temple in the Time that this Scripture quote refers to, i.e. popularly called “The Messianic Time”.
A strongly worded Jewish response to this post reflected a common concept held by major sections in religious Judaism:
“It is NOT a house for all religions. It is for Jews and Noahides who pray to G-d of Avraham. In the near future, during the Days of Mashiach, all mankind will be Noahide (with the exception being Jews). The 3rd Temple is not to accommodate prayer to Jesus or the alien gods of Islam, Hinduism or Buddhism. A base misunderstanding.”
A valid response may be:
“Isa. 56:7 which we are discussing here specifies HaShem’s acceptance of ‘kol Ha’Amim’ – ALL the nations. In fact, by just reading the entire verse 7, in context with verse 6, this Divine universal concern for all nations is even more clearly confirmed: 6 “Also the aliens, (Gerim) that join themselves to Hashem, to minister unto Him, and to love the Name of Hashem, to be His servants, everyone [incl. Gerim] that keepeth the Sabbath from profaning it, and holdeth fast by My Covenant: 7 EVEN THEM will I bring to My holy mountain, and make them joyful in My house of prayer; their burnt-offerings and their sacrifices shall be acceptable upon Mine altar; for My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations.”.
In fact, the spirit underlying the contents of this entire chapter 56 of Isaiah nullify the discriminatory interpretation as expressed here above. Furthermore, the Spirit underlying the entire Scriptural Message, the ultimate Plan of HaShem for mankind, for His children, of whom He regards Himself as their loving Father, this Spirit reflects that same universal concern. Now please do not interpret that as “all saved” easy going. Quite the contrary. What applies to us Jews, applies to all humans out there. HaShem alone holds the Final Judgment.
While the emphasis of this writing will be regarded by many as a suggestion to dilute pure Judaism and to bring pagan idol worship into the Temple, it is rather a timely appeal for Judaism to open its heart and doors for all mankind to share their Treasure of the One only True Faith. Unfortunately, 2,000 years of persecution of Jews for their Faith has driven Judaism into a self-protection mode of hoarding the universal Torah requirements of the Creator for “Jews only.”
This week’s Parashat commentary (refer the link to the KOL HATOR library here below) emphasizes the Divine Purpose behind HaShem’s election of the Nation of Israel, viz. Israel’s mission is to serve as a testimony to the other nations of the Creator’s Will for mankind.
Surely, this places a major responsibility on the nation of Israel to share their Torah wisdom with the nations – not to claim it as a sole right and responsibility for “Jews only”. This underlies the Spirit of universal concern for all mankind – which is why the Future Temple of HaShem will be “A House of Prayer for all nations.”
Wishing you HaShem’s richest Blessings!
Co-founder, KOL HATOR Vision for the Restoration of the re-united 12-Tribed Kingdom of Israel
NOTE – The views and opinions expressed by the author are not necessarily shared by the Rabbinic Associates of KOL HATOR VISION or the authors of other articles used in this publication. These views are the personal conclusions of the author based on the Rabbinic sources and commentaries quoted in this Web Site; as confirmed and defined in the Hebrew Bible (the Word of God) and/or in general out there in cyberspace and print.
Please visit and click on “Add Friend” to remain in contact and to share in discussions on topics and learn from comments and links given there.
Hidden Jewels of uplifting information
Because we constantly find such hidden articles on the KOL HATOR Web Site which amaze us, even as authors, having forgotten that we ever published it, we will now weekly share one such publication with you.
This week’s jewel drawn from hidden corners of the Web Site:
Do your own exploration on the comprehensive Web Site of KOL HATOR as follows:
* For specific information that you may seek, use the Web Site Internal Search Engine. Type your key Search Words into the Search Window at the top, right side, of each web Page on this Site. Or, use the Search Window by clicking on ‘Q’ above the Menu on the KHT Web Pages.
* Further archive assistance on certain topics will also be found in the black frame at the foot of every KHT Web Site Page under ‘Categories’ and ‘About Kol Hator.’
* A most important guide to such hidden articles which shed more info on a topic will be found at the end of every Page on this Site, below the text body of the article you are reading, under “RELATED Posts” – for suggested related Studies on the Topic.
May these studies inspire us to become the Kidushim (Holy ones, righteous ones) to receive the Eternal Gift of ruling with the God of Israel, as His Living Tabernacle – to possess the Kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever. (Daniel 7:14,27 – Read The Building of the 3rd Temple
Seeking grassroots support from both Jewish and Hebraic Restoration 10-Triber ranks. If you identify with the Prophetic Cause of the Restoration of the United Kingdom of Israel, then we need your Voice of support. Please read 'The factors that Unite us' - if in agreement, you are invited to join our Action Team or Observation-Only group.