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Is there a Mitzvah to be Oleh Regel in today's days (meaning when there is no Beis Hamikdash)?

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I have a little pamphlet of t'shuvos/analyses by Rav Mirsky that basically concludes that there is, especially fulfillable by feasting and dancing. I will try to locate, quote, and cite it.

Update: See Sha'arei T'shuva 529:4 (last one in volume 5) and the sources he cites for related information.

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Is there maybe a PDF? –  SimchasTorah Aug 20 '10 at 5:12
    
WAF rabbi mirsky of YCT? This One yctorah.org/content/view/153/54 –  SimchasTorah Aug 20 '10 at 5:14
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See this lecture by Rabbi Rapp.

If I recall correctly, the basic obligation is not there, but many consider it a meritorious act to make it to Jerusalem or the Kotel for the holidays anyhow.

(I think he was quoting Tzitz Eliezer and -- yibadel l'chaim -- R' Ovadya Yosef).

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I know a talmid chacham (he learned in Kaminetz in Europe- still alive) who would not go to the Kosel on the regalim so as not to violate v'lo yeraeh...reikam. –  YDK Sep 8 '10 at 17:34
    
But surely that applies only to entering at least Machaneh Leviyah (the Har Habayis), if not Machaneh Shechinah (the Azarah)? And the Kosel is outside both of those. –  Alex Sep 8 '10 at 19:25
    
Ydk wats funnier is Rav Eliyashiv goes to Shake Lulav on Purpose so he could have a Meain of the doraisa of SHaking Lulav. And its recorded That Saddiah Gaon used to be Oleh Regel in His time and walk around the Har Habayis –  SimchasTorah Sep 8 '10 at 20:57
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