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Zionism

Various Rabbis9 Sivan 5765
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Question
What is Zionism? Some secular people say they believe in Zionism. What is religious Zionism’s goal?
Answer
Zionism is the wishing for Zion, for the eternal gathering of Am Yisrael to Eretz Yisrael, and building a Jewish state in Eretz Yisrael. That is what we pray for and is the ambition of every religious Jew. Some people, who have become far from judaism, still feel connected to the Jewish nation, and wish to gather Am Yisrael and free them from alien authority. We should be happy that they still call themselves Jewish and Zionists. We shouldn't give these things up because other people interpret the term zionism in a shallow way. Rabbi Zalman Melamed
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