The question is often raised why so many otherwise faithful Jews choose to voluntarily live in exile from their homeland if the Torah so clearly dictates the need for the Jewish people to reside in Eretz Yisrael. And why do we sometimes even find learned rabbis who go so far as to reject the very existence of a Divine commandment to live in the Land of Israel?

This is the second in a series of classes entitled “Great Decisions”. In this series Rav Pruzansky, the Mora D’Atra of Congregation Bnai Yeshurun in Teaneck, NJ, examines some of the most important decisions made by the Jewish People in the 20th Century.

The second episode examines the “Balfour Declaration”

by Rabbi Nachman Kahana

It has all the ingredients of a best-selling novel or a blockbuster movie: sibling rivalry, a life-threatening scene in a pit of serpents, an unexpected rescue, degradation in the slave market, a beautiful seductress and her jealous husband, incarceration for life, a surprise release, ascent to international fame and power, and then, sweet revenge.

With no mention in the Bible and only a few pages of Talmud dedicated to the holiday, what exactly made Hanukah into one of our most celebrated national holidays?

Ari returns from six weeks of traveling throughout Asia and Europe speaking on behalf of Israel to non-Jews around the world. Jeremy returns from his US tour dedicated to sharing the inspiration of Israel with Jews abroad.

From the Land of Israel.com Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit Zechariah 4:6

Israel Stands for Peace Lyrics by Mitch Julis & Sam Glaser Arranged and Performed by Sam Glaser Music by Bobby Darin Edited by www.shooteast.com Photography by www.israelimages.com

This is the first in a series of classes entitled “Great Decisions”. In this series Rav Pruzansky, the Mora D’Atra of Congregation Bnai Yeshurun in Teaneck, NJ, examines some of the most important decisions made by the Jewish People in the 20th Century.

Rabbi Alkalai raised the issue of Jewish political independence and the Land of Israelfor the first time in 1834 in a small booklet entitled Shema Yisrael, (‘Hear O Israel’). In his essay, he proposed a beginning of Jewish settlement in the Land of Israelas a precursor to the Messianic Redemption. Such an idea was not only original but was considered heretical among many Jews who believed that the Messianic Redemption would come only through a miraculous event caused by God.

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