|Rabbi Yosef Elboim|
Rabbi Yosef Elboim (Heb: הרב יוסף אלבוים) is a rabbinical authority on the issues of the Temple Mount and a leading figure in the movement to rebuild the Temple (heb: התנועה לכינון המקדש). As the founder and head of the Movement for the Establishment of the Temple, he has led that group's efforts to prepare for a Third Temple, including the creation of the priestly garments and sacrificial instruments which have not been made since the Destruction of Jerusalem.
He is considered "a leading proponent of going up to the Mount." In 2009, rare footage of Elboim with a group of Haredi Jews was publicized on a visit to the Temple Mount. Elboim had to defend himself by denying that he knew he was being filmed and that he did not want to make a provocation (within the Haredi community which does not condone visiting the Temple Mount).
- Shragai, Nadav (August 21, 2010). "Third Temple culture; The movements for reestablishing the Holy Temple are very encouraged: An average of 5,000 Jews a month have been visiting the site since it was reopened to everyone in August 2003.". Haaretz. Retrieved November 18, 2011.
- Gershom Gorenberg (2002). The end of days: fundamentalism and the struggle for the Temple Mount. Oxford University Press. pp. 143–146. ISBN 0-19-515205-0.
- "Op-Ed: The Ultimate Aliyah". israelnationalnews.com. May 6, 2005. Retrieved November 18, 2011.
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