Religious ANTI-Zionists


Satmar Rebbe
Q: How should one relate to the Satmar Rebbe and Ha-Rav Elchanan Wasserman, who scorned Maran Ha-Rav Kook?
A: They erred severely in this area, but we are still obligated to honor them (Shut Radvaz 4:187. Ma'amrei Ha-Re'eiyah, p. 56. See Shut Bnei Banim 2:34).

Satmar Book
Q: I have a Satmar book with quotes against the State of Israel. Should I throw it in the garbage?
A: No. It also contains sacred words. Place it in the Geniza.

Obligation to Hate
Q: Is there are obligation to hate those Jews from Neturei Karta who visited Iran?
A: G-d forbid. One must love every Jew. But it is permissible to wage war against their opinions. They are confused.

Neturei Karta
Q: There are Rabbis from Neturei Karta who participated in a Holocaust Denial Conference in Iran, and other Rabbis called to excommunicate them. What is Ha-Rav's opinion?
A: Do not excommunicate. Those Rabbis who participated are abnormal.

Counting Neturei Karta in Minyan
Q: Is it permissible to count someone from Neturei Karta in a Minyan?
A: Of course! There is no question here.

Satmar Shul
Q: If there is no other Minyan, is it permissible to daven in a Satmar Shul, even though they are against the State of Israel?
A: Yes. Do not excommunicate people.

Praying for the Health of a Neturei Karta
Q: One of the leaders of Neturei Karta is very ill and is in the hospital. Should we pray that he dies? After all, he has blood on his hands for actively supporting our enemies?
A: We should certainly pray for his recovery. He is in the category of a confused person.