Aliyah

Aliyah Day

Nov 15 2016

Aliyah Day

“A preservation of national integrity is impossible except by the preservation of racial purity, and for that purpose we are in need of a territory of our own where our people will constitute the overwhelming majority.”
- Vladimir Jabotinsky

The Day Reason Stood Still

Aug 24 2016

Recently, Ynet News published a story that, for many, defies reason.

TTJ Battles Israel's Campaign of Misinformation

Aug 10 2016

The nation of France has been rocked by a series of terrorist attacks in recent months and in the last year 223 people have lost their lives as victims of terror in France.

Americans Lured By The Settlements?

Aug 02 2016

For all the said animosity between Bibi Netanyahu and President Obama, the American government is set to finalize a military aid deal with Israel before the end of the current term.

A Brave New World

Jul 27 2016

What is the catalyst for a Jew in the Diaspora making aliyah to Israel? Safety? The 218 North American immigrants arriving in Israel this past Tuesday proved the contrary.

Maamar Shalosh Shevuos Siman 23

Jul 24 2015

The conclusion of all these sources we have gathered is that it is explicit in many places in the words of Chazal that Hashem wants the Jews to be scattered to the four corners of the earth for the entire duration of exile, until moshiach comes.

Maamar Shalosh Shevuos Siman 22

Jul 22 2015

[This siman is a continuation of the previous one, in which the Rebbe quoted the Raavad who says that even after moshiach comes, the Jews will be led through the “wilderness of the nations” before entering Eretz Yisroel.]

Zionism: The Solution or the Problem for World Jewry?

Jul 27 2014

Three weeks into the Israeli operation in Gaza, anti-Israel protests in Europe have turned violent and openly anti-Semitic.

How does today's aliyah fit in with the prophecies in the Bible?

Dec 25 2012

Dear friends,

my parents are committed UK Christian Zionists working for "Christian Friends of ISrael", and talk to me a lot about Ezekiel, Isaiah and Zechariah prophecying the current return to the land, Eretz ISrael.

Didn't Rabbi Chaim Sonenfeld say that we can see the hand of G-d in Zionism?

Dec 05 2012

Regarding R. Chaim Sonnenfeld, zt"l, I found the following quote in a sefer about his life, on the subject of Zionism:

In a letter to his brother, Shmuel, in Czechoslovokia, dated Elul, 1903, R. Chaim wrote:

Didn't the Hazon Ish come to Israel and vote?

Dec 05 2012

Was the Hazon ish wrong in making aliya to Israel and even voting in the elections there?

Should a Noahide keep away from Zionism?

Dec 02 2012

I am a noahide and for the first time I reallize that the torah forbides a zionst state. I want to be true and faithful to Hashem in my life. As a noahide am I commanded not to have anything to do with the zionist 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.

Rabbi Shimon Yisroel Posen, the Shoproner Rav

Nov 09 2012

Even if the leaders of this state were to be believers in the Torah and the words of Chazal on some level, and even if they did not persecute religious Jewry, the entire concept behind this state would be complete heresy, for it is impossible to imagine

Rabbi Mordechai Leib Winkler, rav of Madd (1845–1932)

Sep 28 2012

Rabbi Mordechai Leib Winkler, rav of Madd, wrote the following to Rabbi Yonasan Steiff, rav of Budapest, who asked his opinion about an organization to settle Eretz Yisroel, probably a project of Agudah (printed in Levushei Mordechai, v.

Rabbi Yerucham Yehuda Leib Perlman, known as the Gadol of Minsk (d. 1896)

Sep 09 2012

The Gadol of Minsk writes in a halachic response regarding the settlement of Eretz Yisroel: "This mitzvah is different from all others.

Rabbi Naftali Tzvi Yehuda Berlin, known as the Netziv, Rosh Yeshiva of Volozhin (1816-1893)

Sep 08 2012

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.

A Response to Rabbi Shlomo Aviner's Booklet on the Three Oaths

Aug 30 2012

Hi Rabbi, one more e-mail. I wouldn't even know how to respond to the attached article, Do Not Ascend Like a Wall, by Rabbi Shlomo Aviner. He gives 13 reasons why the Three Oaths don't apply to the State of Israel.

I'm against Zionism but shouldn't Jews live among other Jews?

Aug 28 2012

My name is Roxy and I'm 17 and I have a couple of questions. This site opened my eyes a bit, I hadn't read a lot of this before. I agree with a lot of what's in this site but there are some things that I can't get past.

Rabbi Yisroel of Shklov, author of Pe'as Hashulchan (1770-1839)

Aug 08 2012

The Pe'as Hashulchan, Laws of Eretz Yisroel, Chapter 1, Section 3, quotes the words of the Rashbash, who says that settling in Eretz Yisroel is not a mitzvah on all Jews nowadays, only on individuals.

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