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Rabbis Quotes

Rabbi Yoel Teitelbaum
Rebbe of Satmar, Hungary, later Chief Rabbi of Palestine (1887-1979)

The Zionists in their early days defamed the Jewish people to the nations, telling government officials that they were dangerous and must be expelled, thinking that this would make it easier for them to achieve their goal to come to the Land of Israel and organize their own state

Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Ehrenreich -
Shimloyer Rav-(1863-1944)

It is better for us to be in exile under the nations of the world than to be in spiritual exile under them.

Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Ehrenreich -
Shimloyer Rav-(1863-1944)

They have no right to speak in the name of the Jewish people. Who appointed them for this mission? We have no portion with them.

Rabbi Moshe Hager,
Rebbe of Kossov, Hungary (1860-1926)

There is no greater heresy than this [Zionism], and it comes from the Satanic forces.

Rabbi Avraham Yehoshua Freund,
Rebbe of Nassod, Hungary

“It is not because they are Zionists that they are evildoers. It is because they are evildoers that they are Zionists.”

Rabbi Avraham Leitner ,
Rabbi of Montevideo, a famous leading Torah authority (1929-2007)

I still remember, I lived in the Old City of Jerusalem, there were two ways to get to the Kosel. One led through an Arab neighborhood, and the other did not. We never had a problem going among the Arabs. Only after the founding of the state did the Arabs start throwing stones. (Sefer Zichron Avraham by Rabbi Avraham Leitner, p.226)

Rabbi Simcha Yissachar Ber Halberstam,
Rebbe of Chiashenov, Poland (1870-1914)

They have called themselves “Zionists” in order to catch Jewish souls in their nets.

Rabbi Chaim Soloveitchik,
Rabbi of Brisk, Poland (1853-1918) - the founder of the "yeshiva approach to Talmudic study"

If you intend to give a coin to the Jewish National Fund, give it to another idolatry, but not to the Zionists, since this idolatry is worse than any other.

Rabbi Chaim Soloveitchik,
Rabbi of Brisk, Poland (1853-1918) - the founder of the "yeshiva approach to Talmudic study"

All of their actions since their founding have been against our holy Torah. There is much evil contained in their words and actions.

Rabbi Chaim Soloveitchik,
Rabbi of Brisk, Poland (1853-1918) - the founder of the "yeshiva approach to Talmudic study"

The Zionists do not make Jews heretics in order to have a state, they want a state in order to make Jews into heretics!

Rabbi Chaim Soloveitchik,
Rabbi of Brisk, Poland (1853-1918) - the founder of the "yeshiva approach to Talmudic study"

The Jewish people have suffered many (spiritual) plagues — the Sadducees, Karaites, Hellenisers, Shabbatai Zvi, Enlightenment, Reform and many others. But the strongest of them all is Zionism.

Rabbi Menachem Mendel Tannenbaum
Rabbi of Torne, Hungary (1849-1944)

It is an obligation upon every Jew whose soul stood at Sinai to pray for the downfall of Zionism while saying the prayer “Velamalshinim.” (Introduction to Masos Moshe)

Rabbi Avigdor Miller,
Famous religious Jewish scholar, educator and author, in Brooklyn, New York (1908-2001)

They want us all committed to their project so we should all be in the same boat, chas v’sholom. Chas v’shalom! We’ll all sink together. Nothing doing! Nothing doing! We’re a separate entity! We’re Jews, not Israelis.

Rabbi Boruch Kaplan,
Principal and founder of Bais Yaakov School, Brooklyn, USA (1911-1987)

The Arabs were very friendly people, and the Jewish People in Hebron lived together with them and had very friendly relations with them. They worked with Jews, and everybody got along just fine. … no one in the yeshiva ever told me it was dangerous to go by myself among the Arabs. We just lived with them, and got along very well… Everyone must know that the anger of the Arabs against us is only caused by the Zionists! … It is the accursed Zionists who caused them to hate us. The Zionists dare to use their power to expel the Arabs, and even today in Lebanon, they kill and butcher the Arabs; they wipe out whole villages with the airplanes they get from the United States. Everyone should know who the murderers are – the Zionists are the biggest murderers in the world, who refuse to let the Jewish People live in peace either physically or spiritually!”

Rabbi Avigdor Miller,
Famous religious Jewish scholar, educator and author, in Brooklyn, New York (1908-2001)

Judaism and Zionism are not the same thing

Rabbi Moshe Dov Beck
Spiritual Leader, Neturei Karta International

the early Zionists actually wrote that it would be profitable for the Jewish people to have anti-Semitism. They wrote that we should actually try to encourage anti-Semitism to force the Jews to opt for Zionism

Rabbi Amram Blau,
Leader of Neturei Karta, Jerusalem (1900-1974)

Zionism is counterfeit Judaism, for it seeks to transform the Jewish nation from a people of the Torah into just another nationalistic group interested in state and territory.

Rabbi Dovid Smith,
Rabbi in London, England and chief rabbi of Lithuania (c. 1989)

The whole world should know that we are not against Arabs, on the contrary, in our faith, in our Torah, we have to love respect every single person in the world.

Rabbi Boruch Kaplan,
Principal and founder of Bais Yaakov School, Brooklyn, USA (1911-1987)

The Arabs were very friendly people, and the Jewish People in Hebron lived together with them and had very friendly relations with them. They worked with Jews, and everybody got along just fine. … no one in the yeshiva ever told me it was dangerous to go by myself among the Arabs. We just lived with them, and got along very well… Everyone must know that the anger of the Arabs against us is only caused by the Zionists! … It is the accursed Zionists who caused them to hate us. The Zionists dare to use their power to expel the Arabs, and even today in Lebanon, they kill and butcher the Arabs; they wipe out whole villages with the airplanes they get from the United States. Everyone should know who the murderers are – the Zionists are the biggest murderers in the world, who refuse to let the Jewish People live in peace either physically or spiritually!”

Rabbi Yoel Teitelbaum
Rebbe of Satmar, Hungary, later Chief Rabbi of Palestine (1887-1979)

The Zionists have committed horrible actions; that they have always slandered and spoken libellously against the Jewish people to other nations, and have even incited non-Jewish leaders against the Jewish people to convince them to expel Jews from their countries. The Zionists believed that this strategy would make it easier to take over the Holy Land and establish their State there.

Rabbi Yoel Teitelbaum
Rebbe of Satmar, Hungary, later Chief Rabbi of Palestine (1887-1979)

Regarding the prohibition on the elections, after much study and consideration I have reached the legal conclusion that their Knesset is a place of heresy, idolatry, immorality and murder; and anyone who joins it is a partner in everything they do. Whoever appoints an agent to go there is also sinning, for a person’s agent is like the person himself…

Rabbi Yoel Teitelbaum
Rebbe of Satmar, Hungary, later Chief Rabbi of Palestine (1887-1979)

“In sum, the hatred against the Jewish community is because it is said that those who are not Torah observant, who are heretics, are the leaders of Jewry. The nations of the world are misled by them and acquire a hatred of Jews. One of the greatest commandments there is, to be observed with utmost self-sacrifice, would be to make known to the nations of the world that they (Zionists and irreligious leaders) are not the representatives of the Jewish community. (And to tell them) that observant Jews have no connection with them.”

Rabbi Amram Blau,
Leader of Neturei Karta, Jerusalem (1900-1974)

It is incumbent upon every Jew to emulate Chananya, Mishael and Azariah and publicly announce even at the risk of his life that he is not part of this false Israel. He is a Jew and not a Zionist. He has no connection with these Zionist heretics or with their heretical leadership of the state.

Rabbi Amram Blau,
Leader of Neturei Karta, Jerusalem (1900-1974)

Nations of the world accepted the clear lie when they recognized the Zionists, those heretics who established their state through conquest under the name of “Israel,” as any part of the Jewish People. The nations thereby enabled the Zionist heretics to conquer the Jewish people themselves. Through this action those nations offended the authentic Jewish people, its Torah and faith in a way much worse than how the Jewish people has ever been injured by the Arabs,

Rabbi Avigdor Miller,
Famous religious Jewish scholar, educator and author, in Brooklyn, New York (1908-2001)

So all over the world people are looking at the State of Israel and they’re thinking, “That’s the Jewish People!” Because these resha’im heading the State claim to speak for the Jewish People! Which means that the Jewish People are represented by atheists who do not believe in Hashem and who do not believe in the Bible. Because the Bible says that it’s forbidden to eat chazer; and Golda Meir ate chazer at President Nixon’s dinner. So we have to speak up and tell the world that there is a Jewish religion and that these apikorsim don’t represent us. That’s all! There’s a Jewish religion and those who keep the Jewish religion do not approve of these people.

Rabbi Avigdor Miller,
Famous religious Jewish scholar, educator and author, in Brooklyn, New York (1908-2001)

They are our enemies, these people. They hate Judaism! It’s not that they are merely indifferent to the Torah. No, they hate it! You know that when Sadat came to America, so they served him a kosher meal for Mohammedans. Mohammedans can’t eat some things and they served only a meal that a Mohammedan can eat. But when these people from the Knesses came, they served shrimp! So you see that these people don’t represent us.

Rabbi Avigdor Miller,
Famous religious Jewish scholar, educator and author, in Brooklyn, New York (1908-2001)

Judaism and Zionism are not the same thing. These shakranim [liars] are trying to get us involved, so they’re trying to say that all the Arab states and all the other states are enemies of the Jews. That’s a lie! … The fact that they are against the State of Israel is political expediency that has nothing to do with us. And therefore we shouldn’t allow ourselves to be drawn into this maelstrom of political hatred like the Zionists would like us to. They want us all committed to their project so we should all be in the same boat, chas v’sholom. Chas v’shalom! We’ll all sink together. Nothing doing! Nothing doing! We’re a separate entity! We’re Jews, not Israelis.

Rabbi Chaim Ozer Grodzensky,
Rabbi of Vilna, Lithuania (1863-1940)

In Jerusalem there is a holy group led by Rabbi Amram Blau and his colleagues (the anti-Zionist Neturei Karta). One must be very careful not to slight their honor, for Jerusalem stands on their merit, and even the city of Vilna is protected in their merit.

Rabbi Yisroel Meir Hakohein,
Author of Chofetz Chaim (1839-1933)

Better a third of Torah learning should stop, rather than join them { the Zionists}.

Rabbi Yisroel Meir Hakohein,
Author of Chofetz Chaim (1839-1933)

The Zionists are dead limbs of our people, which cause the entire body to rot.

Rabbi Yissachar Dov Rokeach
Rebbe of Belza, Poland (1854-1926)

Zionism itself is founded on denial of G-d’s providence, reward and punishment and the coming of the redeemer. Nationalism is built only on the ruins of the holy Torah, belief in G-d, His prophets, and the Talmudic Sages.

Rabbi Yissachar Dov Rokeach
Rebbe of Belza, Poland (1854-1926)

Every Jew, when saying the prayer against heretics, must have in mind the Zionists and Mizrachists.

Rabbi Shalom Dov Ber Schneersohn,
Rebbe of Lubavitch, Russia (1866-1920)

Since the days of the Tower of Babel, there has been no defilement in the world like the defilement of Zionism.

Rabbi Shalom Dov Ber Schneersohn,
Rebbe of Lubavitch, Russia (1866-1920)

Whoever twists the meaning of the Torah and finds proofs to Zionism from the Torah, and especially from the Hidden Torah, is like one who places an idol in the Temple. G-d will not forgive him.