True Torah Jews Not Found on

The following is a partial list of Rabbis and Sages you won't read about on (originally

  • Rabbi Yehudah HaLevi (The Kuzari)
  • The Netziv
  • The Avnei Nezer
  • The Vilna Goan
  • Rabbi Yosef Kahaneman (The Ponevezh Rav)
  • The Aderes
  • Rabbi Elchonon Spector
  • Rabbi Isser Zalman Meltzer
  • Rabbi Yaakov Kamanetsky
  • Rabbi Yosef Soloveitchik
  • Rabbi Eliyahu Dessler (M'chtav MeliYahu)
  • Rabbi Moshe Feinstein
  • Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Aurbach
  • Rabbi Eliezer Waldenberg (Tzitz Eliezer)
  • Rabbi Yaakov Moshe Charlop
  • Rabbi Aryeh Levine
  • Rabbi Yitzhak HaLevi Herzog
  • Rabbi Tzvi Pesach Frank
  • Rabbi Avraham HaCohen Kook
  • Rabbi Yosef Henkin
  • Rabbi Tzvi Yehuda Kook
  • Rabbi Aharon Soloveitchik
  • Rabbi Modechai Eliyahu
  • Rabbi Ovadia Yosef
  • Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein
  • Rabbi Shlomo Goren
  • Rabbi Avraham Shapira

Important to note that not all these Rabbis were Zionists. They were for the most part pro shivas tzion in our time. Some of them celebrated Yom Haatzmaut - Israel Independence Day and some did not. 


  1. This is really an amazing list. It definitely puts things in perspective.

  2. Yes this is a very good list indeed. I would also add in Rav Elchonon Spector to the list.

  3. Thank you Dave. I added Rav Elchonon Spector to the list.

  4. You should clarify who Yosef Soloveichik is. In fact, the Bais HaLevi belongs in this list too.

    There's an article on the subject in HaDoram, No. 48, Nissan 5739. Read it here:

  5. Gershon George WynschenkThu Oct 03, 02:04:00 PM 2013

    Where is Rav Tsvi Chayas please?

  6. Most of this list are of rabbis who were not Zionists.

    1. Many of them were not. I updated the post with that information at the bottom. Thank you.

  7. Did you get reshus to place all these rabbonim in this list together with Rabbi Kook?
    This is not a joke

    1. I imagine Rav Kook would be more than happy to have all these tremendous tzaddikim listed together with him.

  8. Yaakov Emden? He said the Three Oaths is applicable today.

    1. I will look into it but for now I removed him from the list. I did add more great names though. Thanks for the comment.


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