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In a different question the Rabbi answered someone that the Rambam states that there is no Nevuah in Galut, but how is that possible when Yermiyahu and Daniel and Nechemyah all had prophecy in Galut? Thank you
ב"ה It is Chazal who say in the Mechilta of R. Yishamael Parshat Bo, that there is no prophecy in Chutz la'aretz and that is why the prophet Yonah fled from Eretz Yisrael so as to flee from his need to give prophecy to Ninveh. Rav Yehuda Halevy in Sefer Hakuzari deals with your question directly. In part II of the sefer section 14, he writes the following. "Whoever gave prophecy did so either in Eretz Yisrael or on behalf of Eretz Yisrael." Therefore Avraham was told in chutz la'aretz to go to Eretz Yisrael. Yechezkel and Daniel also prophesied on behalf of Eretz Yisrael and the same is true about Yermiyahu. All the best.