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The pope is on his way. Please write to the Chief Rabbis about the following URGENT matter.
You, the Chief Rabbis of Israel, have been asked to authorize religious Catholic ceremonies ("mass") at the resting place of King David on Mount Zion in Jerusalem. Until now, Christians visited the site only as tourists. If you allow mass rites – to please the Pope who is on his way here – this automatically changes the status of the site symbolically.
Please do not authorize this. Israel's commitment to freedom of religion is as strong as any other country's. But the cardinals in Rome (or England) would never give a nod of approval if Jews were to suddenly demand to hold Yom Kippur shofar blowing in the Sistine Chapel or megilla readings in Westminster Abbey!! Note also that Christianity already has a holy site on Mount Zion, right next to the resting place of King David! http://en.wikipedia..org/wiki/Dormition_Abbey
Instead of rushing to give the ok, please first ask the Prime Minister for MORE INFORMATION. The main question is: what is customary here in Israel, in OTHER sites which are claimed to be holy by 2 different religions?? For example, the Temple Mount is sacred to the Jews and reportedly also to the Islamic Wakf – can the Prime Minister send the Chief Rabbinate a detailed description of whether and how Jewish prayer ceremonies are held at Temple Mount? And if Jewish prayer ceremonies are NEVER held at the Temple Mount – why should the Chief Rabbinate suddenly approve Christian prayer ceremonies at King David's resting place??
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