"In redeeming the Land, the beginning must come from us, and Hashem will finish the rest. It is of prime importance to devote ourselves to this, since the satan works hard even on the greatest tzaddikim to oppose this work." - Rabbi Eliyahu Gutmacher of Greiditz (Nefesh Chaya)
The love for Zion and the strong desire to return to the Holy Land of Israel has existed for thousands of years amongst the greatest gedollim (Sages) in history. Unfortunately over the last hundred years, as a result of the rise of secular Zionism, the ultra-Orthodox anti-Zionists have severely downplayed the great mitzvah (commandment) of Yishuv Eretz Yisrael (settling the Land of Israel). Nowadays, even after thousands of Jews have returned to their homeland, Jerusalem is being rebuilt, Torah is flourishing, and great miracles have occured and continue to occur, anti-Zionists, through publishing books and creating websites, continue in their campaign to delegitimize religious Zionism and dismiss miracles and wonders performed by G-d as the work of the Satan.
In response to those who refuse to recognize G-ds hand in the recent miracles and wonders of the Land of Israel as stated above, Rabbi Eliyahu Dessler, the author M'chtav M'Eliyahu, wrote in 1948: "Is this the ordinary course of events? Is this natural? Woe to him who will reach the Judgment Day still oblivious to this obvious reality!"
Unfortunately the internet is full of anti-Zionist websites. One such website called jewsagainstzionism.com offers a comprehensive list of true Torah Jews - Gedolei Yisrael – who have rejected Zionism entirely. This website is full of distortions and half truths. Many of the quotes of the gedollim especially, the Chazon Ish, Or Sameach, and Rabbi Yosef Chaim Sonnenfeld were either taken out of context, distorted, or completely fabricated. It is a well known fact that Rabbi Yosef Chaim Sonnenfeld was not only very supportive of mass religious Aliyah but he actively encouraged it.
As a result, JewsforZion.com has been created. The purpose of this site is two fold. One, to show what true Torah Jews really thought about Zionism, Aliyah, and Eretz Yisrael. We have done and continue to do extensive research, interviews, etc... to collect information on gedollim who have supported aliyah and Yishuv Eretz Yisrael throughout history in order to present their perspectives on this site. And two, to provide articles discussing how the Three Oaths no longer apply and the creation of the modern State of Israel is in fact not a sin but rather a gift from the Almighty.
For starters, please take a look at the list of True Torah Jews you won't find on jewsagainstzionism.com
Please Note: This site is constantly being updated and it may be awhile before its complete.