LIVING in Chutz laaretz is a great Chliull hashem.
And this is what the Naavi says chapter yehezkel 36 verses 20.21
The Netziv supported the Chovevei Tzion movement, but at the same time he cautioned that settling the land should never be associated with messianism, the Temple or the redemption in any way.
Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Kalischer was one of the founders of the Chovevei Tzion movement, and in his 1862 book Derishas Tzion he claimed that Jewish settlement in Eretz Yisroel could be the beginning of the redemption.
Fyi, in Shul today, someone brought to my attention a 35 page essay written by Rabbi Gil Student. It was taken off of his blog (title of blog is Torahmusings.com).
Not Letting the Wicked Build Us
There are Some Things We Don’t Even Joke About
"Zionists" Against Zionism