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Three Oaths

The Three Oaths: Claims and Facts

Oct 30 2015

Maamar Shalosh Shevuos Siman 17

Jul 03 2015

[In the previous siman, the Rebbe took issue with the Avnei Nezer, who understands Rashi’s words “with a strong hand” to mean that only armed conquest of Eretz Yisroel is prohibited under the oath.

Maamar Shalosh Shevuos Siman 10

Apr 17 2015

(Background: Having completed the discussion of Rav Yehuda's opinion that even individual Jews are forbidden under the oath from going to Eretz Yisroel, we now turn to Rabbi Zeira, whom the halacha follows.

Why do you teach the Three Oaths to the non-Jewish world?

Feb 28 2013

Hi. my dear friends i am an Orthodox Jew and I admire your work a lot, especially your classical & sensible way of bringing out the voice of Torah Jews!

Where in the Torah does it say Jews can't have a state?

Dec 26 2012

Dear sir,

Can you give me reference (in the torah and bible), where it says that the jews are in exile and are not allowed to have a state?

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

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.

How will Jews know when to return to Israel?

Nov 27 2012

Dear Rabbi,

Greetings to you.
Would you please explain how the Jews are to know when they are to return to Israel.

Thank you,

Tom

Rabbi Yitzchok Zev Soloveitchik, the Brisker Rav (1887-1959)

Nov 07 2012

Rabbi Meir Soloveitchik related that the Brisker Rav once asked: Why is the wording of the last oath different from the first two?

Rabbi Michoel Ber Weissmandl, Nitra Rav (1903-1957)

Nov 04 2012

Rabbi Michoel Ber Weissmandl, in his famous 1948 article entitled, “Who Delivered Israel to the Plunderers” (printed in Toras Chemed, p. 337), writes as follows:

Rabbi Moshe Hager, the Kossover Rebbe (1860-1925)

Sep 29 2012

The Kossover Rebbe quoted the oath against forcing the end (yidchaku) and applied it to Zionism. Rashi says it means that we must not pray too much; how much more is it forbidden to try to end exile through political means.

Rabbi Yitzchok Yaakov Reines, founder of Mizrachi (1839-1915)

Sep 23 2012

Rabbi Yitzchok Yaakov Reines (1839-1915) was a leader of Chovevei Tzion and the founder of the Mizrachi movement. In 1902 he published a book called Ohr Chadash Al Tzion calling for settlement in Eretz Yisroel, but cautioning (p.

Rabbi Avraham Borenstein, Sochatchover Rebbe, author of Avnei Nezer (1838-1910)

Sep 17 2012

The Avnei Nezer (Yoreh Deah 454) asks: when and where did the Jewish people accept the Oaths that prohibit them from leaving exile and taking over Eretz Yisroel?

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