Thursday, September 24, 2015



​   by Reb Gutman Locks  


Zayyan Dakhni, a young boy from India, wants to know:

     "Rabbi, are you a Zionist or are you against Zionism?"


Gutman's response:

     The Prophet Jeremiah wrote "…and I will gather you from all the nations …the places that I have driven you says the L-rd, and I will bring you back to the place that I caused you to be driven away." (Jeremiah 29:14)

     The Bible says that the Land of Israel is the Jewish homeland and the Koran (Sura 5:21, Sura 26:59) says that this land was given to the children of Jacob (that's us).

     Israel is the Land G-d gave us. He exiled us from here and now after 2,000 years of exile He is bringing us back home again. Thank G-d.

     Sounds to me like both G-d, and the Koran are Zionists.



  1. Dear Rabbi, Israel is not the Land, from any aspect of view. Israel is our forefather Yaakov , and in an extended matter, the people of Israel, the Israelites. The Holy Land, represents the Sechinah , the feminine side, the "nukvah of ZA (Israel). The "zionists" distorted the meanings and lassonn hakodesh. SHANAH TOVAH, and may Hashem bless you abundantly in it. Thank you for all the hizuk through your articles.
    Efraim Yochanan ben Avraham

  2. I want to comment on the previous comment-where do you get this idea that Israel does not include the land? You have to cite Torah sources ,not come up with your own ideas. We are one People,One Torah and One Land,all are dependant on one another.

  3. Absolutely agree with commenter #2. vivian. Israel is called Israel because of Yaakov who is called Israel. H',The Land, Torah, and Jews are as one. The Land was the first thing that H' promised Avraham Avinu. It is holy; it is H's abode on earth, so to speak. The galut has transformed most Jews into a 'galut' mentality and until they are kicked out from the their foreign lands, the typical Jew still doesn't get it. The whole 613 mitzvot can only be performed in E.Y. The term 'zionism' was completely distorted by Jews who had ideas contrary to the Torah, thinking they can manufacture a 'new cultural' Jew instead of a G-D fearing Jew. They were and will surely be in for a big surprise.


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