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Q&A

In the categories below are actual questions asked by visitors to this site, with the answers we gave them. If you have a question and don't see it addressed here, you are welcome to write to us at info@truetorahjews.org.

Where in the Torah does it say that Jews may not establish a state anywhere in the world?

Dec 25 2012

Hi, Rabbi. Thanks for this website. It has begun answering questions that I've had for a very long time.

Is missionary activity illegal in the State of Israel?

Dec 25 2012

Shalom,

I have been told that it is illegal in Israel for Christians to teach their faith to non-christians. Is this true? What does the true Torah Jew think of Christianity?
Norm

Doesn't G-d's covenant with Abraham imply Zionism?

Dec 25 2012

How do you counter those Christian Evangelicals who claim that the covenants with Abraham and his seed are everlasting and include certain territories specified in the Holy Scriptures?

How does today's aliyah fit in with the prophecies in the Bible?

Dec 25 2012

Dear friends,

my parents are committed UK Christian Zionists working for "Christian Friends of ISrael", and talk to me a lot about Ezekiel, Isaiah and Zechariah prophecying the current return to the land, Eretz ISrael.

What do you say about the magazine Tomorrow's World?

Dec 24 2012

My father reads a zionist christian magazine with rapture ready rhetoric. The stuff this magazine says makes me scared he may become a fundementalist. My question is why does tommorows world (the magazine I was talking about) support zionism.

What is the solution to the problem of Zionism?

Dec 24 2012

I am an American currently in Israel, trying to understand God's plan here. I wonder what your organization thinks of the current situation in the West Bank.

Maybe Zionism is right because G-d inspired the Jews to do it.

Dec 09 2012

Dear Rabbi,

Does not the Talmud say "come and see what the people have to say." Sometimes in the spiritial movement of the people there is great divine inspiration.

Ephraim L.

How can G-d make an oath against the mitzvah of living in Eretz Yisroel?

Dec 07 2012

i've seen the classification of the mitzva of aliya as a mitzva kiyumis. the
question is obvious. how could G-d make an oath, preventing the Jewish
people from fulfilling the mitzvas?

Zevi

What did Rabbi Avigdor Miller say about Zionism?

Dec 07 2012

I knew Rabbi Avigdor Miller personally and even twice had a Pesach seder hosted by him and his Rebbitzen. He was known to be an anti-zionist - can you quote me any of his statements on the subject of zionism?

Yosef N.

If Zionism is wrong, why did Hashem make the land sprout due to Zionist labours?

Dec 06 2012

i can't understand the concept that the land of israel can sprout due to the
hard toils of the zionist labours. the ramban says (vayikra 26:16} as well
as can be historically acknowledged that throughout the jewish exile, the

What rishonim ruled on the oaths?

Dec 05 2012

Dear Rabbi,

You noted a number of poskim
who ruled on the oaths. I see they are all achoronim, and certainly great
scholars, all of them. However, do you know of any rishonim who ruled
halachically the same way?

What about the issur of lo sechanem?

Dec 05 2012

The Chazon Ish, who is quoted on your website today in an anti-zionist context, also wrote the following to R.

Didn't Rabbi Chaim Sonenfeld say that we can see the hand of G-d in Zionism?

Dec 05 2012

Regarding R. Chaim Sonnenfeld, zt"l, I found the following quote in a sefer about his life, on the subject of Zionism:

In a letter to his brother, Shmuel, in Czechoslovokia, dated Elul, 1903, R. Chaim wrote:

If we cannot assist the building of the Land, how can we pray for redemption?

Dec 05 2012

Do you believe that it is assur to assist in any way in the attempt to establish Jewish sovereignty in the Land of Israel prior to the arrival of Moshiach(bimhero byameinu)?

Is mass Jewish immigration allowed under a gentile government?

Dec 05 2012

I understand the position that the Jewish people have no right to govern the land which is now Israel. Before the State of Israel was set up under Zionist leadership, Jews lived on the land.

Didn't the Hazon Ish come to Israel and vote?

Dec 05 2012

Was the Hazon ish wrong in making aliya to Israel and even voting in the elections there?

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