Alert! Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky: "Mitzvah To Make Aliyah!"

Yosef Rabin,

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As we all know, sadly many very “frum” Jews choose to live their lives in the exile. Even more tragically many of these “frum” Jews pressure their children into staying in the exile, thus ensuring the continuation of the great desecration of G-Ds Name that is the exile. Many of these “frum” Jews try to explain their way out of fulfilling G-Ds will by claiming that moving to Israel is not really a commandment that would apply in our time or that moving to Israel would somehow endanger their religious existence.

As I wrote in the headline there is a Das Torah Alert! The “frum” circles like to claim that whenever their Torah sages decree something they must follow it because that is obviously the only valid opinion. So here goes perhaps the greatest Charedi Rabbi alive today named Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky declared clearly and unequivocally that is it’s a “Mitzvah Dioraita” meaning a biblically ordained commandment to ascend to the Land of Israel today!

If you do not believe me here is the video!


Aid to Rabbi Kanievsky asks:

He (pointing to the gentleman sitting on the left) ascended to Israel 7 months ago. He says that in Lakewood, NJ many people told him they wish that they could also ascend to Israel, but that it is too hard. Other told him that it is forbidden to ascend and must only wait until the Moshiach arrives.  Are their views correct or should people ascend to Israel today?

Rabbi Kanievsky replies:

It is a commandment to ascend to Israel.

 Aid to Rabbi Kanievsky asks:

Is it a biblical command to ascend to Israel and does it apply today?

Rabbi Kanievsky replies:


So there you have it – CHAREDI DAS TORAH HAS SPOKEN!

I just know that already by Sunday 100s of thousands will be boarding plans and coming home!

See you soon!