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The Travels of Rabbi Petachiah of Ratisbon

11th Century Temple MountThe Travels of the Student of the Ramban all equally state that “on the Temple Mount stands a beautiful sanctuary which an Arab king built long ago, over the place of the Temple sanctuary and courtyard” Rabbi Obadiah ben Abraham who wrote a letter from Jerusalem in 1488 says that “I sought the place of the Foundation Stone where the Ark of the Covenant was placed, and many people told me it is under a tall and beautiful dome which the Arabs built in the Temple precinct”

Source: Avraham Ya’ari, Igrot Eretz Yisrael, Ramat Gan 1971.

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