politics government - The "two-state solution" for Israel in Orthodox Judaism

There is a commonly cited machloket between Chabad and many other chassidim (particularly Satmar) in regards to the validity of the State of Israel. There are also a panoply of views among non-chassidim, however if asked, I would be hard-put to find a source for them. Do any notable rabbanim take a middle road and support a two-state solution between The State of Israel (not the land) and the Palestinians? If so, what is their halachic basis?...Read more

politics government - Did the state of Israel fulfill ancient prophecy?

Does Judaism consider the state of Israel the fulfillment of ancient prophecy? Especially in reference to this Bible verse.https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ezekiel%2037 18 “When your people ask you, ‘Won’t you tell us what you mean by this?’ 19 say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I am going to take the stick of Joseph—which is in Ephraim’s hand—and of the Israelite tribes associated with him, and join it to Judah’s stick. I will make them into a single stick of wood, and they will become one in my hand.’ 20 Hol...Read more

politics government - Who recognizes Yom HaShoah?

It seems that the more religious one is, the less likely one is to commemorate(?) the Holocaust on Yom HaShoah. To what extent is this true? Which groups do and do not observe Yom HaShoah as their primary (or other) Holocaust remembrance day?How, and to what extent, do various groups for whom Yom HaShoah is not the primary day of remembrance acknowledge (or disacknowledge) Yom HaShoah?...Read more