Many amazing and learned Torah scholars guide groups of Jews around the Temple Mount. Rav Yitzchak Levy, Mashgiach of Yeshivat Har Etzion is certainly no exception. He walked backwards to address the group before Yom Kippur 5778, and spoke non-stop from memory on many aspects of the historical significance of the place and time of year, and of the significance of the ascent of Jews today.
Photos 1 and 2 are at the gathering point (aka The Temple Mount Yeshiva) after the security access checkpoint.
Photos 3 and 4 are moving along the south side.
Photos 5-10 are along the east side.
Photos 11-18 are along the north side.
Photos 19-21 on the west side complete the circuit and
Photo 22 shows visitors exiting backwards to show their respect for the holy site.
Rav Levy served in the Intelligence Corps in the IDF, reaching the rank of Major in the standing army. Upon his discharge from the army, he joined the Kollel of Yeshivat Har Etzion where he studied for nine years, while simultaneously earning a Bachelor's degree in Jewish History and Archeology. Rav Levy headed the Ulpana in Elkana for four years and afterwards, returned to the Yeshiva. Today, he serves as the Mashgiach of Yeshivat Har Etzion and teaches Tanach and Eretz Yisrael Studies at the Herzog College.
© 2018 Yosef Symonds