Last fall when we were here, Rabbi Glick was shot four times at point blank range by a terrorist who did not agree that Jewish worshipers have any place on the Mount. Glick’s survival and ongoing recovery is a miracle.
Remember, this is the mountain that Moses spoke of in Exodus 15:17-18 —
“You will bring them in and plant them in the mountain of Your inheritance, in the place, O Lord, which You have made for Your own dwelling, the sanctuary, O Lord, which Your hands have established. The Lord shall reign forever and ever.”
That is HaMakom (The Place), which is on Mount Moriah. It is the same place where Abraham took Isaac as an offering, the very threshing floor that King David bought from Ornan the Jebusite (I Chronicles 21:24-25), and the place where the Temples stood! No wonder the Moslems built a mosque and a dome here … they knew it is holy to the Jewish people.
Slandered as a “radical” and “agitator,” Rabbi Glick showed during our interview that he is a kind and spiritual man who is on an assignment from HaShem (The Name), hoping for peace and the rebuilding of a “house of prayer for all peoples.”
“Even them I will bring to My holy mountain, and make them joyful in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be accepted on My altar; For My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations.” —Isaiah 56:7