Halacha

Palestinians to Outnumber Jews in the Holy Land by 2020

Jan 05 2016

The Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) has released its annual report.

What should I do if the only Orthodox shul in my city says the prayer for the State of Israel?

Jan 07 2013

I live in a city where there is only one Orthodox shul. Unfortunatelly, the rabbis of the shul are Zionists and during a Shabbes Shachris they read the prayer for so called Jewish State.

Rabbi Moshe Feinstein, Rosh Yeshiva of Tiferes Yerushalayim (1895-1986)

Nov 21 2012

Regarding your question if there is a mitzvah nowadays to live in Eretz Yisroel, as the Ramban says, or if there is no mitzvah nowadays, as Rabbeinu Chaim says, quoted in Tosafos on Kesubos 110b: Most poskim hold it is a mitzvah.

If I send charity to the poor or to hospitals in Eretz Yisroel, is that considered supporting Zionism?

Aug 29 2012

Dear Rabbi,

Is it permissible to send Tzedaka money to support the poor in Eretz Yisroel, or to hospitals in Eretz Yisroel, or, for example, to organizations in Eretz Yisroel who help handicapped children?

Do anti-Zionist Jews living under the state use its currency and pay taxes?

Aug 28 2012

Dear Rabbi:

How is it possible for the anti-Zionist Jews in Meah Shearim and Bnei Brak to live under the Zionist regime, without paying taxes to the Zionist government and without using the Zionist money for purchases?

How do I find an anti-Zionist hechsher? An anti-Zionist shul?

Aug 28 2012

I am a new anti-zionist, and as far as I know, I am the only one in Northeast Philadelphia.

Can I daven in a Zionist minyan?

Aug 28 2012

It seems to me that zionists essentially are creating their own religion and turning Yiddishkeit into something that it isn't. I mean would you drink the wine of someone who kept shabbos, kashrus and taharas mishpacha but also did avoda zora?

Should Jews live in the occupied territories?

Aug 28 2012

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

Why do you pour out your abuse on Zionism? It has no immediate influence over halacha.

Jul 10 2012

Your website breaks my heart. Where in all of this is 'vohavtoh l'reachoh c'mochoh'? You disgard as many great and commendable Rabbonim as you praise, in your effort to prove your point.

Fighting Zionism is like fighting chalav stam

Jul 10 2012

I tend to view being zealous over
the issue of the oaths along the lines of one who might be zealous for
chalav yisroel vs. chalav stam. I wouldn't doubt that there are some who