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Eretz Yisroel

Weren't the Jews in the wilderness told to conquer Eretz Yisroel?

Jul 26 2012

Dear Rabbi,

In this weeks Parsha, “Parshas Shlach" it is written that a righteous Jew may live in Eretz Yisroel. Is he permitted to defend it against those who wish to physically destroy it or must he rely on others?

Yosef Meir

Can anti-Zionist Jews live in the state of Israel?

Jul 09 2012

I would like to ask a question with respect. How can a Jew who opposes Zionism live in Israel, protected by the Zionist state against enemy attack and allowed the priveleges of a free citizen? I would like an honest answer.

Rabbi Yishaya ben Eliyahu di Trani (c. 1300)

Jun 20 2012

Rabbi Yishaya ben Eliyahu di Trani codifies the halachos of living in Eretz Yisroel as follows: "A man should rather live in Eretz Yisroel, even in a city of mostly gentiles, than outside the Land, even in a city of mostly Jews, for whoever lives in Ere

Parsha Pearls: Parshas Vayikra

Oct 02 2011

A Jewish Heretic is Worse Than a Gentile
A Torah Scholar Must be Perceptive
Yishuv Eretz Yisroel: Obligation or Permission

Parsha Pearls: Parshas Masei

Sep 10 2011

Does the Ramban Contradict the Three Oaths?
The Ramban Does Not Advocate Conquest
Only with a Prophetic Command
Fruits of Eretz Yisroel During Exile
Basing Sins on the Torah

Parsha Pearls: Shabbos Rosh Chodesh

Aug 18 2011

Who ever heard anything like this? Who ever saw anything like these things? Can a land go through labor in one day? Can a nation be born all at once? For Zion has gone into labor and born her children. (Haftarah, Yishaya 66:8)