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Related to What are the Halachic boundaries of Eretz Yisroel? but that doesn't address my specific concern.

Is modern-day Lebanon considered part of halachic Eretz Yisrael?

Believe it or not, there are Jews in Lebanon. Do they follow minhagim of Israel or the Diaspora?

  • Just because you live in Israel doesn't mean that you keep the customs of Israel, and just because you live in Chul doesn't mean you keep the customs of Chul – Shmuel Brin Dec 21 '14 at 22:46
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    How does that question not address your specific concern? – msh210 Dec 22 '14 at 2:08
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    Minhagim?! Isn't it more important to determine whether they take maaser on what grows there, etc? Actual mitzvos which - if not de'oraisa - are at least chiyuvim derabanan? – הנער הזה Dec 22 '14 at 2:16
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    @Scimonster, it says "What are the Halachic boundaries of Eretz Yisroel?". Wouldn't that include the northern boundary, and whether Lebanon is considered EY? – msh210 Dec 22 '14 at 9:15
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    @Scimonster re "the answers don't address that": that's no reason to ask a separate question: see judaism.stackexchange.com/help/no-one-answers. Perhaps restrict your question to ask only about customs, not whether it's considered part of EY, and set a bounty on the other question? – msh210 Dec 22 '14 at 9:18
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The answer is Yes and No. Part of Lebanon is Halachically Eretz Yisrael and part is not.

See Shviit.com where they say

The northern border of Eretz Yisroel lies somewhere in Lebanon

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