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Rebelling against the nations

Rabbi Yechiel Michel Epstein, Author of Aruch Hashulchan (1829-1908)

Sep 13 2012

We are also obligated to make sure that there not be found among the Jews, Heaven forbid, any thought, even in the heart, of rebellion against our master the Czar and his ministers.

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 Yosef Shaul Natanson, author of Shoel Umeishiv (1808-1875)

Sep 01 2012

When Pharaoh feared that the Jews would join his enemies (Shemos 1:10), why was his strategy to make them slaves? Wouldn't that make them even more likely to hate the Egyptians and fight against them?

Rabbi Chaim Palaggi, Chacham Bashi of Smyrna (1788-1869)

Aug 26 2012

"And He let them fall into the hands of the nations, and their enemies ruled over them. And their enemies oppressed them, and they humbled themselves under their hand. Many times He saved them." (Tehillim 106:41-43)

Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Chajes, known as the Maharatz Chajes, Talmudic Commentator (1805-1855)

Aug 20 2012

The Maharatz Chajes writes that ever since Yirmiyahu the prophet commanded, "Seek the welfare of the nation to which I have exiled you" (29:7), and the oaths in Kesubos 111a went into effect, forbidding the Jewish people from going up as a wall or rebel

Rabbi Yechezkel Landau of Prague, the Noda Biyehuda (1713-1793)

Jul 31 2012

The Noda Biyehuda spoke strongly against any Jew who entertained thoughts of revolting against Queen Maria Teresa.