"Your Father's House Lies In Ruins"
A Yid commenting on Tisha B'Av:
It's a machloykes between the Ramba"m and the Rayve"d if one is chaeyv koreys for going on the Har Habais (in prohibited places) in present time. While Ramba"m says yes, Rayve"d says no, and this is one of the explicit places, where he openly says, that this halocho was revealed to him (through Eliyohu haNovi or Ruach haKoydesh).
I wonder, why and how some groups of Yidden claim today that they want to go Har HaBais etc. and get angry when the regime doesn't let them. Don't they know about this issue, or they hold absolutely that the din is like the Rayve"d?
Akiva of Mystical Paths responds:
The 'frum' groups going to Har Habayit stay 'far' from the 'prohibited places'. For example, they generally (though not exclusively) stay along the inside of the retaining wall (literally on the other side of the Kotel). (Pictures and video of such a tour availabe on request.)
The question is, why are we not allowed to go to the PERMITTED places??? No, why would we IGNORE going to the most holy place on Earth, the most holy place to Judaism? Because some is permitted and some is not?
Do we throw away the cow and never eat beef because of the gid hanashe?
There are areas of Har Habayit that are prohibited. No problem, avoid them. There are areas that are questionable, disputed whether permitted or prohibited. No problem, avoid them too.
There are areas that are clearly permitted according to all opinions. There is no religious argument to be made for not being there, only political ones.
Your Father's house lies in ruins. Don't be fooled into turning a political argument in to a religious one.