The controversy over the Temple Mount is again threatening to ignite the region. Three Israeli and Jewish viewpoints suggest a different perspective on the holiness of the site and the meaning of sovereignty over it. Professor Israel Knohl
relates to the partial fulfillment of Yeshayahu’s vision; Professor Elhanan Reiner
explains the idea behind aliyah l’regel; and Professor Menachem Fisch
explains that the holiness of place is not connected to ownership.
: "…at a time when the dream of the Temple remains confined in our hearts until the End of Days, we cannot relate to this place from a distance as we do now; that is, without demanding exclusive ownership over it.