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    The Mitzvah of Settling the Land

    Land of Israel: G-d-Given Right or Legal Right?

    Translated by Hillel Fendel

    The Land of Israel belongs to the People of Israel by virtue of the Divine promise – but it is incumbent upon us, the People of Israel, to walk in the path of our Patriarch Abraham and actualize this right and ownership.

    Rabbi Netanel Yossifun | Cheshvan 22 5782
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    Settling the land

    Why Such an Emphasis on the Land of Israel?

    Why did the religious-Zionist camp take upon itself the commandment of the Land of Israel as such a primary and important project, while ignoring all the other commandments?

    Rabbi Zalman Baruch Melamed | Cheshvan 16 5782
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    5 min
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    Every Good Reason a Jew Needs to Come on Aliya to Israel

    What's so special about the land of Israel? Why should we make Aliya?

    Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu | Tammuz 1 5781
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    Settling the land

    Why Live in the Land of Israel?

    Translated by Hillel Fendel

    The entire Torah is full of teachings about the value of Eretz Yisrael. One who engages in Torah must view the Land as very precious, and the striving to be in Eretz Israel must fill his entire heart.

    Rabbi Zalman Baruch Melamed | Sivan 19 5781
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    37 min
    The Mitzvah of Settling the Land

    A New View of the Sin of the Miraglim

    Why Don't Jews Want to Make Aliya

    Why is it that throughout history, from Avraham Avinu, to Egypt, to the M'raglim, to the time of Ezra, and until today, most Jews don't want to make aliya? This sharp question, pertinent to this very day, will davka help us understand the secret and the beauty of Eretz Yisrael! Aliya is not just a problem of having "guts", but even the most motivated religious-Zionists who intend to and would like to make aliya, deep down have difficulty believing how my connection to God and His Torah is really improved by being in a particular place. We tend to think that spirituality is not connected with the physical. This sheur shows 6 "contradicting" midrashim, which, upon analysis, helps us understand the problem & the secret beauty of Eretz Yisrael.

    Rabbi Ari Shvat | Sivan 25 5780
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    35 min
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    Answering Accusations of Israeli-Occupation

    & Why the Moral Mitzvot are Geared Only to Jews- Not Gentiles?

    These oft-debated issues of "hasbara", demand good answers. Rav Shvat suggests 4 replies to the accusation of Israel occupying arab "territories" based upon the difficulty western & rational man has in understanding why the arabs could be the aggressors if they always suffer more casualties? The world doesn't understand the Jihad mindset which doesn't mind losing wars and being suicide bombers which in fact, defies logic and prevents deterrance. History, both old and new also bolster the Jewish claims. Anti-semitism is an additional unfortunate clouding factor. Among several approaches to why the moral mitzvot are geared particularly to Jews: is simply that the Torah addresses Jewish life, among Jews, in the Jewish Land for the Jewish People, and more.

    Rabbi Ari Shvat | Iyar 24 5780
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    44 min
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    The Centrality of Eretz Yisrael in Judaism

    Why Do We Speak So Much About Aliyah

    A concise & encompassing explanation of WHY chazal teach us that "Living in Eretz Yisrael is equated with all of the mitzvot combined"? Proofs and 5 reasons why this mitzva is unique and special among the mitzvot aseh, and 9 additional points why especially today, Israel is that much more important to Judaism, including halachic, philosophic, historical, logical, national, religious, and spiritual reasons.

    Rabbi Ari Shvat
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    Shmot

    Egypt and York: Are We Forbidden to Live There?

    Rabbi Avraham Rosenthal | Tevet 19 5779
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    Bemare Habazak - Rabbis Questions

    Walking in Israel

    What are the parameters of the idea that every 4 amot one walks in Eretz Yisrael is a mitzva? Is it only to new places? Does one have to walk on foot?

    Rabbi Daniel Mann | Cheshvan 10 5779
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    The land of Israel

    Settling the land of Israel - a mitzvah and not only a privilege

    Rabbi Zalman Baruch Melamed | Tammuz 19 5777
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    Bemare Habazak - Rabbis Questions

    Leaving Eretz Yisrael for a Trip

    May one leave Israel for a short trip to, for example, enjoy Hashem’s creations that can be seen abroad?

    Rabbi Daniel Mann | Tevet 17 5776
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    Revivim

    The Mitzvah of Settling the Land of Israel

    Granted, we are not yet in control of the entire Land, and we are partially dependent on the nations of the world, but we are actually fulfilling, once again, the mitzvah of Yishuv HaAretz.

    Rabbi Eliezer Melamed | 5575
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    Yishuv Ha'artz and Pikuach Nefesh

    Is there a Mitzva to settle the land of Israel although the danger of war and terror?

    Rabbi Zalman Baruch Melamed | Adar 5754
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    Frequent Questions about Mitzvat Yishuv Eretz Yisrael

    The issue of whether Mitzvat Yishuv Eretz Yisrael is one of the 613 mitzvot is just about the most irrelevent of all the so important aspects of Eretz Yisrael. This shiur explains the shotot of the Megilat Esther, R. Chaim in Tosafot, and R. Moshe Feinstein.

    Rabbi Ari Shvat | Shvat 5773
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    Serenity

    Rabbi Berel Wein | 5770
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    Is an “Outposts Agreement” Permissible?

    Forfeitures based on practical considerations are not new to the Land of Israel. Those who today take an active role in reaching such agreements are not the first to be offered such an option. Let us not to be swept into the whirlpool of practicality.

    Various Rabbis | Sivan 5768
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    Yitro

    Aliya, Are You Coming or Going?

    Parashat Yitro

    Parashat Yitro

    Rabbi Stewart Weiss | Shvat, 5763
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    Travelling Abroad for Pesach

    1. The Question 2. A "New Custom" 3. The Torah Vision 4. Impact of the Exile

    Rabbi Zalman Baruch Melamed
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    Settling the Land of Israel

    There is an obligation, based on the mitzvah of settling the Land, not to evacuate Jewish settlements in the Land of Israel.

    Rabbi Zalman Baruch Melamed | 27 Adar 5754
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    The Commandment to Settle the Land of Israel

    Part 1

    Part 1

    Rabbi Eliezer Melamed | 5761
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