I went to a class about the various different Orthodox Jewish stances on the State of Israel. In the class, the Rabbi gave 5 different such stances.This ranged from #1 being religiously anti-State of Israel to #5 being religiously pro-State of Israel. The Rabbi presented each one with what seemed to be the same enthusiasm. He cited proofs from different Gedolim from throughout Jewish history. Tannoim, Amoroim, Geonim, Rishonim and Acharonim who support each stance. One thing that each of these different stances have in common is that they all say that they are correct and that the truth is hard to find. They also say that if you don't believe in their opinions, you will be punished. #5 said that if you are anti-Zionist, you wont come back with Moshiach. #1 said that if you are Zionist, you are contributing to a terrible holocaust that Hashem will punish us for having the State of Israel. How do I know who to believe if, a) I want to come back with Moshiach and b) I don't want to contribute to a terrible holocaust?
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