Where is the Religious Aliyah from the West? from "To Dwell in the Palace - Perspectives on Eretz Yisrael" DRIVING HOME THROUGH the largely-uninhabited hills of Judea, or walking down the streets of an Israeli city still lacking the imprint of Torah, I hear the question echoing: "Where is the religious aliya from the Torah communities of the West?" The [...]
Adapted from original post on Zehut International Website. Written by Shmuel Sackett. We are all familiar with Dovid Hamelech and the successor to his throne, his son, Shlomo. What very few people understand is what happened next. When Shlomo Hamelech died, his kingdom was tragically divided. The shvatim of Yehuda and Binyamin were led by Shlomo’s son – and the rightful ruler [...]
Rabbi Shalom Rosner - Living in Diaspora vs. Eretz Yisroel- What is a Good Jew to Do?
R'Chaim Kanievski says its a Mitzvah to move to Eretz Yisroel and one should not wait for Moshiach, see video and transcript below. נכנסתי קמיה מרן הגר”ח קניבסקי שליט”א (שבט התשע”ה), עם יהודי שזכה לעלות לארץ ישראל מארה”ב, ויהודי דנן אמר למרן שליט”א שלפני שהוא עלה לארץ, היו רבים שאמרו לו שאסור כעת לעלות וצריך לחכות לעת ביאת המשיח ואז [...]
Does it apply today? At what risk? At what cost?
Rabbi Dovid Orlofsky hits the nail on the head in this inspirational video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSVqi9e9e3A&safe=active