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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However, during the HolocaustRabbi Teichtal changed his position from the one he espoused in his youth.

My understanding of, belief in and orientation toward God arise from and are rooted in my commitment to and understanding of Torah.

For some time now, this book, entitled Eim HaBanim Semeichahhas been renowned throughout habwnim Jewish world. Yitzchak’s father, Yissachar Shlomo our author’s namesakeserved as a Rosh Yeshiva all his life and was one of the foremost chassidim of the Rebbe of the Rebbe of Tzanz. Rabbi Teichtal advocates habanjm concept of natural redemption that had been posited 80 years earlier by Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Kalischer.

He has paraphrased Teichtal, and done some important editing in order to make the book much more readable. Yisachar Shlomo Teichtal, originally shared the semeicyah, Orthodox view which discouraged the active re First published inEim HaBanim Semeichah remains the most comprehensive treatise on Eretz Yisrael, redemption, hxbanim Jewish unity. Religious Zionism must therefore be self-critical, constantly evaluating its own Torah integrity and correcting for deviations.

He was barely sixty years old at the time of his death. In that work, I was amazed at the breadth and depth of the Wikipedia article on “Yissachar Shlomo Teichtal;” and adopt the section “Zionism” from this article for a synthesis of this book.

What I do believe is that thoughtful Jews, interested in hearing the semwichah of a great Torah scholar on the crucial matters of faith and policy that face world Jewry today, must read one or both of these translations if they are unable to read the original work in Hebrew.

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Jane marked it as to-read Nov 07, Of course, history tragically proved Teichtal correct, since in Hungarian Jewry met the same fate that earlier decimated its Eastern European brethren.


Thus, relying almost exclusively on his phenomenal memory and keen insight, he investigated the matter exhaustively. The rendering of the Hebrew text in this English translation is most faithful, the footnotes are spare and simple and not only the words but the mood of the author comes through very clearly.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Yes, during the Shoah! It represents the author’s struggle to reclaim fundamental Torah values all but lost to many otherwise faithful Jews as a result of the reactionary impulse described above.

Eddie shamah marked it as to-read Mar 06, Pesach Schindler of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Many of the sources and ideas in Eim Habanim Semeichah are as relevant today as they were when the book was written.

Chayim Menachem Teichtal shlitathat the wonderful book written by his brilliant, righteous, and saintly father, R. Had they done so, Jewish life and governance in Eretz Yisrael not to mention the fate of European Jewry would have been of an entirely different character, far more in keeping with Torah ideals and long-cherished Jewish expectations. It is an important contribution that this work has been made available to the English speaking public.

I was often brought to tears reading the sefer. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Yisachar Shlomo Teichtal, originally shared the prevalent, Orthodox view which discouraged the active re.

Transformed into a grotesque caricature of its holy source, it led to a variety of regrettable consequences from which the sensitive Jewish soul instinctively recoils. The annihilation of unprecedented numbers of his fellow Jews forced him to seek explanations.

Joel marked it as to-read Dec 24, Rabbi Shapiro also opposed and bitterly criticized the non-Zionist Agudat Yisrael for its alleged cooperation in certain areas with the Zionists in building the Land of Israel. Simone Tartocchi marked it as to-read May 03, Teichtal grew up as a staunch anti-Zionist Chasid of the Munkatsher Rebbe.

As Judaism “gave” Monotheism to the gentile world so did it “give” Zionism to the secular Jewish world. I think that Rabbi Teichtal would be heartbroken to see that even after the Holocaust and the events in the Land of Israel of the last fifty five years, much of the same attitudes of the glorification of the Exile and the negation of building the Jewish home in the Land of Israel that he so decried still remain dominant in much of the Orthodox Jewish world.


His original view had been that of the majority in the Hungarian Orthodox Jewish world at the time, which discouraged an active movement for a return of Jews to Israel.

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Sign up to receive our Newsletter. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The physical product of that introspection is the book, Eim HaBanim Ssmeichah, in which he specifically retracts his previous viewpoints, and argues that the true redemption can only come if the Jewish people unite and rebuild the land of Israel. This will bring about the ultimate redemption.

EIM HABANIM SEMEICHAH: On Eretz Yisrael, Redemption and Unity

In each instance, the “gift” was inevitably distorted when uprooted from its native Torah context. The lesson of the Holocaust is that the Jews are to forego the passive attitude of the Jewish exile that relied solely on Divine intervention and supernatural Messianic deliverance. I was happy to hear from my dear friend, R.

Nathan Young marked it as to-read Jan 02, 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. In Eim Habanim SemeichahTeichtal humbly and yet proudly confesses habani his previous errors of judgment and misguided interpretations of Jewish faith.

Both authors have done nobly in their translations, albeit naturally with different readings and style. Teichtal zt”l was a Munkatcher Chassid who decided that Munkatch probably as vehemently anti-Zionist as Satmar had it all wrong, at least when it comes to making aliya. Rabbi Teichtal was murdered by the Germans during the forced evacuation of Jewish and Ukrainian prisoners from Auschwitz to the Mathausen concentration camp, at semeichag end of January, A new generation has arisen that knows not the circumstances of the Holocaust or of the founding of the State of Israel and thus is unable to draw any historic lessons from these cataclysmic events.