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Were the Rabbeim pro religious Zionism?

 

Question:

Were the Rabbeim pro Zionism? Or more specifically religious Zionism? Someone from Anash just told me that there is a Chiyuv to rebuild the Beis Hamikdosh when the Jewish people have control of the Temple Mount. And that by not having control of the mountain, we are halting Moshiach. What about speaking Ivrit?

 

Answer:

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Regarding your question: The Chabad position re Zionism is very nuanced. An excellent summary can be found here, and here.

Regarding the usage of Ivrit, see here 

Regarding taking control of the mountain, Jews have complete control over that area. As for an obligation to build the Beis Hamikdosh on Temple Mount, this is actually one thing where the Rebbe was very clear on this matter. The same virtually all gedolei Yisroel, the Rebbe was fegemen opposed to any such talk and maintained that Geulah can only come about through Moshiach, and he is the one who is to instruct on building the Beis Hamikdosh.

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