- Moshe Ben-Chaim
- Reader: What is the argument of the anti-Zionists? Do you
support them as they claim that their position is that of our
ancestors and the Mesorah?
- Mesora: I support the state of
Israel, as it was given to Abraham. It was not taken back, nor was
there a command to leave. Frequently in our history, the Jews rebelled
against God. Our Prophets urged us to repent, but not as a volunteered
exodus from Israel. The only time we are not to be in the land of
Israel is when God ousts us out for idolatry. This idea is expressly
stated in the Shema. Today we should continue to live by the teachings
of our Prophets. God's eternal concepts were given to us through the
Prophets. The correct attitude is to cling to Torah, repent and remain
in the land of Israel.