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God is the Biggest Zionist of Them All


Zionism

After the holiday, in accord with the charge of the celestial Zionist messenger who had visited them on Shavuot night, they all made aliyah, with the Zionists, Rabbi Yosef Caro and Rabbi Shlomo Alkebetz leading the way. Shortly afterward, the Zionist, the holy Arizal, joined them in Safed. Along with the Zionist Rabbi Haim Vital, who recorded all of the Arizal’s teachings which came to him through the unique Ruach HaKodesh of Eretz Yisrael.

This, my friends, as Rabbi Tzvi Yehuda Kook would tell his students, was the real beginning of the Zionist Movement, even preceding the Gaon of Vilna who, three hundred years later, sent his students to settle the parched and desolate Land, warning them of the terrible storm that was approaching, and declaring, with a trembling voice and tears in his prophetic eyes, that there would only be a refuge in Zion (See the book Kol HaTor, Ch.5).

Yes, God is a Zionist. We all should be too.

Happy Shavuot!

About the Author: Tzvi Fishman was awarded the Israel Ministry of Education Prize for Creativity and Jewish Culture for his novel "Tevye in the Promised Land." For the past several years, he has written a popular and controversial blog at Arutz 7. A wide selection of his books are available at Amazon. The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not represent the views of The Jewish Press


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5 Responses to “God is the Biggest Zionist of Them All”

  1. Liad Bar-el says:

    “G-d has ascended with the blast, HaShem with the sound of the Shofar. Make music for G-d, make music, make music for our King, make music.” (Psalms 47:6,7) Like other mitzvoth performed in Israel, so too blowing the Shofar in Israel. HaShem will ascend on His throng of Mercy when it is sounded and the sounds will truly be music. Otherwise outside of Israel, it is noise. Great blog Tzvi!

  2. sc_85488a530d0ffb25dbbe38cd75f36c2c says:

    Some people maintain that G-d gave the Torah in the wilderness to show that the Torah is meant to be lived everywhere, but the very opposite is the case. G-d gave the Torah in the wilderness precisely to show that He doesn’t want the Jews to be there, because very soon afterwards, He tells them to resume their journey and go to the Holy Land. “For the Torah will go forth from Zion, and the word of the L-rd from Jerusalem!”

  3. Bet Tefillah says:

    Zionism is not a four letter word! Rather it is a state of mind regarding the reunification of the Jews with the land of our forebears as promised to us by G-d. It really is the ultimate patriotism. When a Jew thinks of Zion and indeed of all of Eretz Israel, he MUST think in terms of home. Our fathers spent 40 years wandering the desert because they rejected the land. DO NOT make the same mistake! Since Israel really is our home, it follows therefore that Zionism IS Patriotism. This weekend is Shavuot. The custom outside of Israel is two days of Shavuot, inside of Israel is one day. The custom of two days (and indeed an extra day added on to every holiday) is to avoid error outside the land of Israel. The Torah only calls for one day, therefore the rest of us are in error! Voluntarily living outside of Israel today is a sin. It amounts to rejecting the land. I am not speaking of the Government of Israel (although we should all support it) just the land itself. I hope to merit to live there myself and with G-d's help (B'li ayen HaRa) I will. G-d bless Shabbat Shalom and Chag Sameyach!

  4. Elana Solomonov says:

    Do we need more than this? No. We just need to return to our holly land, and He will perform more miracles for us.

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