Leaving Eretz Yisrael #10

Ha-Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach was deeply disturbed that there were people in the Religious-Zionist and Charedi communities who leave Israel for reasons not permitted by Halachic authorities. He said that he does not see any permission to act in this manner. When he was invited to his grandson's Bar Mitzvah outside of Eretz Yisrael in the year 5731, he wrote that he does not see sufficient permission for doing so (and he added that even if he teaches a lot of Torah and perhaps there is permission to leave to teach Torah, the large amount of teaching will cause a reduction in Torah learning). Regarding Cohanim, he ruled that one should be concerned for the position of the authorities who rule it is forbidden to leave Eretz Yisrael (Shulchan Aruch, Yoreh Deah 372), since the land outside of Israel is considered impure (Halchot Shlomo – Tefillah vol. 1 p. 277 note #16).