Israel365 News reports that a group of rabbis has sent a letter to the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu and Itamar Ben Gvir, the Minister of National Security asking for permission to perform the Passover Sacrifice on the Temple Mount.
The Passover sacrifice is one of the most important rituals on the Jewish calendar and the Rabbis state it can only take place on the Temple Mount where the Jewish altar once stood.
Since there is no temple, the Rabbis would build a temporary altar for the sacrifice. They add that Temple Institute has already trained priests to perform the sacrifice.
Though Jerusalem is under the authority of the Israeli government, Israel has allowed Muslims to control the Temple Mount on which the Jewish Temple once stood through the Jordanian waqf.
At present, there are two Muslim buildings on the Temple Mount, the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Dome of the Rock.
However, the Muslims are absolutely opposed to the Jews performing such a sacrifice, and it is further complicated by the fact that if the Jews performed the sacrifice this year, it would happen during Ramadan, Islams’ holy month.
Arab media is already sounding the alarm of Jews wanting to perform the sacrifice.
Ultimately the Israeli government has the final say on what can take place on the Temple Mount, but it is highly unlikely that the government will grant the permission.
READ: Rabbis petition government to allow Passover sacrifice on Temple Mount; Arabs decry the attempt