Rebbe of the Sochatchov - Rabbi Shmuel Bornstein

In response to the League of Nations ratification of the Balfour Declaration's decision to establish a Jewish homeland in Palistine, Rabbi Shmuel Bornstein, the son of the Avnei Nezer, declared the following:

"Until now we saw no heavelny sign proving that Hashem desires us. On the contrary, we encountered obstacles every step of the way.... Now however we have seen the fulfillment of the verse The sound of my Beloved knocks and Hahsem has inspired the kings of the earth to designate the Holy Land for us. A number of Rishonim assert that the future redemption will begin just like the Second one did, when the Jews were remembered through Cyrus. (Abir Haroim vol I p. 106)"

Bergman, R Yaakov Moshe: A Question of Redemption; 2004, p.135 translated by R. Moshe Lichtman of the sefer HaMedinah HaYehudit