Conquest

Rabbi Yehoshua Trunk of Kutna (1821-1893)

Sep 07 2012

Even the Ramban, who lists conquering Eretz Yisroel as one of the 613 commandments, would not obligate conquest nowadays.

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

Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik

Sep 27 2011

Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik was a strong supporter of Zionism and the state.