Eim Habanim Semeichah: On Eretz Yisrael, Redemption, and Unity [Yisachar Shlomo Teichtal, Moshe Lichtman] on *FREE* shipping on. Eim Habanim Semeichah: On Eretz Yisrael,. Redemption, and Unity. By Rabbi Yisachar Shlomo Teichtal. Translated by Rabbi Moshe Lichtman. Kol Mevaser. Eim Habanim Semeichah, written in , is Rabbi Teichtal’s comprehensive treatise on Settlement in Eretz Yisrael, Messianic Redemption, and Jewish Unity.

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I believe, without trying to be overly dramatic, that this may be one of the most important books out today…. Where is my order? Hence, I am a Torah Theist. His conclusions are eye-opening! Rather, they should join with all Jews, irrespective of their level of Torah knowledge and observance, in a united effort to build the Land of Israel and the Jewish people.

His opinion on halachic matters was sought by many throughout Europe, and his responsa were published in a three volume work entitled Mishneh Sachir.

Site hosted by SPD – www. The saintly author, may HaShem avenge his blood, certainly does not need my approbation, God forbid. Besides for the excellent Torah content, the chizuk with repsect to Aliyah, and the fascinating history covered, the sefer teaches a tremendous amount of Ahavat Yisrael in discussing an area that has generated a lot of Sinat Chinam.

Hardcoverpages. R’ Teichtal maintains that, for profound theological reasons, the secular Zionists were God’s preferred and intended messengers for the initiation of the ingathering of the Exiles, whom Torah Jews should have joined, supported and guided in vast numbers and with intense enthusiasm once the secular efforts began to bear fruit and the European Diaspora became progressively more intolerable.

Retrieved from ” https: He also finds merit in the settlement efforts of the non-religious chalutzim, although he exhorts them to adopt Torah observance. Justin Karp is currently reading it Oct 28, Your translation of “Eim Habanim Semeichah” was the best book I’ve ever read.

Eim HaBanim Semeicha

Rabbi Teichtal advocates the concept of natural redemption that semeichaj been posited 80 years earlier by Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Kalischer. Thus his legacy and his teachings survived Eim Habanim Semeichah presents classical sources in support of the settlement of Eretz Yisrael and the unity of the Jewish people as necessary preconditions for the Messianic redemption.


Transformed into a grotesque caricature of its holy source, it led to a variety of regrettable consequences from which eik sensitive Jewish sfmeichah instinctively recoils. Yisachar Shlomo Teichtal, originally shared the prevalent, Orthodox view which discouraged the active re.

Yisachar Shlomo Teichtal, originally shared the prevalent, Orthodox view which discouraged the active smeeichah First published inEim HaBanim Semeichah remains the most comprehensive treatise on Eretz Yisrael, redemption, and Jewish unity. Much of this remarkable work has been proven prophetic by the passage of time.

Yes, it is excellent. There is an enormously powerful book about the Holocaust, Orthodox Jewry, the Land of Israel, Zionism, Jewish unity and hatred and the Messianic Era, that has been in circulation for the past number of decades.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use sekeichah Privacy Policy. It is truly a priceless treasure. It explains exactly how I feel about all these issues but adds a Torah source.

Born in to a respected Rabbinic family, Rabbi Teichtal studied under the tutelage of some of the noted scholars of his day and was recognized at an haganim age as a talmid chacham. The authoritative Torah arguments marshaled by Rabbi Teichtal served as a needed support of the correctness of the ideology of settlement of the Land of Israel everywhere and against all odds, practical and diplomatic considerations and objections.

Although the term Zionism is plainly anachronistic in reference to those Torah luminaries, it is nevertheless accurately descriptive of their beliefs insofar as we understand it in the sense described above.

Eim Habanim Semeichah: On Eretz Yisrael, Redemption, And Unity

My understanding of, belief in and orientation toward God arise from and are rooted in my commitment to and understanding of Torah. The Holocaust caused him to re-think this approach, and he therefore came to the conclusion that the reason that the Jewish people had not been redeemed, was because they had not returned to their homeland, the land of Israel, to resettle and rebuild it to its former glory.

This site is sponsored in memory of Miriam bat Miriam. It is an important contribution that this work has been made available to the English speaking public.

It is clear that he who prepares prior to the Sabbath will eat on the Sabbath Avodah Zarah, 3aand since the Haredim did not toil, they have absolutely no influence in the Land of Israel. In Eim Habanim SemeichahTeichtal humbly yet proudly confesses to his previous errors of judgment and misguided interpretations of Jewish faith.


Although more that 65 years have passed since its original publication, the message of this book is as crucial today as it was then. Tova Amor added it Mar 21, Zalman Nechemyah Goldberg shlita: I have many strong feelings about the status of the Jewish people and about the issue of Aliyah.

He held that they are precious Jewish souls whose efforts on behalf of Eretz Yisrael are most welcome before God, and that it is a Torah obligation to relate to them with love, understanding and patience, in a spirit of unity and cooperation. A hero for our time”. Rabbi Teichtal was murdered by the Germans during the forced evacuation of Jewish and Ukrainian prisoners from Auschwitz to the Mathausen concentration camp, at the end of January, We here in Israel do not hear the call for the love of the Land of Israel and our unquestioned right to the Holy Land in a strong voice emanating from our Diaspora brethren.

In that work, first published inhe makes a case for the rebuilding of the land of Israel bringing about the ultimate redemption. If you are interested in receiving a copy of the book, please send your details to msc neto.

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The attitude of Diaspora Jewry, especially Orthodox Jewry, towards the role of Israel could stand improvement in the current times of crisis and challenge in Israel. The second translation was published in The Jewish people will find refuge from their troubles, he argues, only if they unite to rebuild the Land.

In short, it is highly recommended reading. Teichtal grew up as a staunch anti-Zionist Chasid of the Munkatsher Rebbe. Open Preview See a Problem?

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This effort of united Jewry is to be carried forward on the basis of Jewish activism and initiative. Views Read Edit View history. The Holocaust, however, profoundly changed his perspective.