Brisker Rav

How do you respond to Rabbi Yitzchak Brand's many books and articles on Zionism?

May 09 2016

How do you respond to Rabbi Yitzchak Brand's many books and articles on Zionism?

He used to be well in your camp, then rethought his position, and explained why in convincing detail.

His general site is here:

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.

What is the difference between modern Hebrew and true Hebrew?

Nov 27 2012

Good afternoon,

I read the content of your site and am astounded! But what shocked me the most is that the modern hebrew language is not the original one! Could you please give me some sort of explanation?

Thank you

How does Zionism contrast with what the messiah will do?

Sep 07 2012

In one of your responses, you said that zionism is an attempt to return
the Jewish kindom on our own, without waiting for the Messiah.

Should Jews live in the occupied territories?

Aug 28 2012

what is the torah perspective today on the jews living in the occupied territories?

Confused about Balfour, UN, Ponevecz, and other topics

Aug 16 2012

Even though I have the same views as you, one thing I have not been able to answer is the fact that if we were given the Balfour Declaration, how are we actually transgressing the Oaths, as the nations of the world (or the ruling nation Britain) gave th

What kind of article can I write about the Gaza war in my college newspaper?

Jul 26 2012

I was thinking about writing an article about Gaza situation in my college newspaper. I write regularly; you can even see an old article of mine here:

If the state is against Hashem's will, why did He give them success?

Jul 26 2012

Dear Rabbi:

Please understand that I am asking this question respectfully, for information only.

Parsha Pearls: Parshas Vayeitzei

Oct 20 2011

Not Letting the Wicked Build Us
There are Some Things We Don’t Even Joke About
"Zionists" Against Zionism

Parsha Pearls: Parshas Vayechi

Oct 15 2011

The Zionists Are Nourished From the Yeshivos
Jews Have No Authority During Exile
Let Us Gather Together
The Comfortable Exile

Parsha Pearls: Parshas Mishpatim

Oct 09 2011

It’s Our Vote that Counts in Heaven!
The Insane Call the Sane Insane
The Meaning of the Sapphire Brick
When We Don’t Follow a Majority

And he shall surely heal. (21:19)

Parsha Pearls: Parshas Pinchas

Sep 12 2011

Why the moon is smaller than the sun
But Chassidim Daven Late!
The Zealot Saves Everyone
What to Do When the Rabbi Doesn’t Answer
Pinchas and Yirmiyahu

Parsha Pearls: Pesach

Aug 25 2011

Brisker Rav and Chazon Ish on the Oaths
When Excessive Prayer Becomes Permitted
Two Reasons Why We Eat Matza

Parsha Pearls: The Counting of the Omer

Aug 24 2011

The period of Sefiras Haomer is linked in our history with the story of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, whose yartzeit is on Lag Baomer.