Tag Archives: Eretz Israel

Arabs Threatening Arabs Who Sell Land to Jews: Nazi Law?

“Nazi Law” or War over the Land of Israel? The Advisor to the Prime Minister, David Bar Ilan, claims that the prohibition declared by the Palestinian Authority to sell land to Jews is “Nazi law”. Many from the right were … Continue reading

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Tisha B’Av: The Holocaust That Is Overshadowed by the Destruction of the Temple

The revolution against the Romans and siege on Jerusalem which resulted in the destruction of the Second Temple, produced one of the worst holocausts in Jewish history. According to the testimony of Yosef Ben Matitiyahu (Yosefus Plabius), about one million … Continue reading

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Vaetchanan: Eretz Yisrael: Part Of Our Identity

In Parshat Vaetchanan, we are witness to a dramatic exchange of words between G-d and Moshe. Moshe opens by requesting of G-d that He allow him to enter the Land of Israel. G-d refuses Moshe’s supplication unequivocally, stating: “It is … Continue reading

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Dvarim: This is Judaism and Stop Apologizing

By Western standards, the book of “Dvarim” would have to be defined as an ultranationalist doctrine. Its concepts are the very opposite of liberal Western concepts. Its laws are illegal by Western standards. The book is based on conquest. Stressed … Continue reading

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Chukat: The Legitimiate Rights of the Ammonites

The modern concept of “Jewish occupied territories” rears its ugly head in Parshat Chukat and in our haftarah, Shoftim(Chapter 11). We read in our parasha how Og ,the king of Bashan, and Sichon, the king of Ammon, try to prevent … Continue reading

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Shlach: The Unrealistic Men of Truth

We tend to lump together all ten of the spies who spoke against the land as one cohesive group – an “evil congregation” which acted as one in rejecting the land of Israel. But this was not the case. There … Continue reading

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Ki Tissa: The Seven Canaanite Nations – a People Or a Concept?

At the end of Parshat Ki-Tisa, God prepares the Jewish people for their entry into the land of Israel (which awaited them shortly if not for the subsequent sin of the spies), and we see the following commandment: “Observe thou … Continue reading

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Terumah: Cleaning Up the Mount Before Building the Temple

The parasha tell us “and you shall make Me a sanctuary, and I shall dwell amongst them”. Simply put, we should be talking about the building of the Beit HaMikdash during this class. Today, religious Jews have come up with … Continue reading

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Mishpatim: They Shall Not Dwell in Your Land

Several months ago a group of 120 Rabbis from the “religious-Zionist” camp issued a statement regarding the prohibition of handing over parts of Eretz Yisrael to gentiles. The five part statement began as follows: “Eretz Yisrael in its entirety belongs to … Continue reading

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Chaye Sarah: The Temple Mount, The Cave of the Patriarchs, Joseph’s Tomb

“Rabbi Yehuda Bar Simon said: It is one of the three places where thenations of the world would not be able to deceive Israel by claiming: You are thieves (since it was acquired with money). And they are: The Cave … Continue reading

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