We the undersigned have met on the date indicated below, and wish to announce publicly that after a careful examination of the issues we have arrived at the following determination that:
Zionism has proved itself to be a false ideology that is very far from the faith of our Torah. Zionism is extremely dangerous and destructive to our religion.
Therefore, we request and admonish every person who still retains a spark of Judaism within his heart:
DO NOT GO IN THE WAYS OF THE ZIONISTS, KEEP AWAY FROM
THEM BECAUSE THEIR
It is forbidden to associate with this sect, to support them in any way whatsoever!
As far as we are concerned this issue is of extreme important and affects the spiritual and physical existence of our People, and shall be presented to the national assembly of the Orthodox Bureau, who will analyze this matter.
Therefore, every intelligent person must realize that it is forbidden to attend any of the assemblies held by the Zionists whatsoever!
May those who listen to us be blessed.
Rabbi David Greenwald
Rabbi of Ober-Vishewe
Rabbi Yehezkel Panet
Rabbi of Desh
Rabbi Chaim Zvi Teitelbaum
Rabbi of Siget
Rabbi Avraham Y. Freund
Rabbi of Nassed - Enterdam
Rabbi Shaul Brach
Rabbi of Krule
Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Ollman
Rabbi of Bistritz
Rabbi Yaakov E. Panet
Rabbi of Marosh-Ivar
Rabbi Yisrael Freund
Rabbi of Sasregen
Rabbi Moshe D. Teitelbaum
Rabbi of Laposh
Rabbi Menachem Sofer
Rabbi of Aroshwoshorhel
Rabbi Avraham S. Katz
Rabbi of Nimize
Rabbi Avraham S. Eliash
Rabbi of Samash-ivar
Please post in all synagogues!
It is our obligation to make a public announcement
because we know the extent to which the issues are important. Despite all its
propaganda, the Zionist movement stands in total opposition to the foundations
of the Jewish faith transmitted to us throughout the generations. Zionism
itself rejects the Jewish religion. This is the position of our great and pious
rabbis in the past and the present, in the
In the early years of Zionism, when it pretended to express love for the Holy Land and the holiness of the opportunity to live there, a few rabbis were caught in its snare. Today, however, when Zionism shows its true face as a false messianic movement, our rabbis stand at war against it just as rabbis of former generations had opposed the false messiahs of their times, including during the time of the false messiah Shabtai Zevi, may his name be obliterated, and the later movement of the Frankists.
Association with the Zionists is forbidden according to the Torah and our tradition. Zionism is a disgusting abomination.
This announcement is based on all aspects of Jewish law. Every Jew who fears G-d will certainly accept our statement under the Code of Jewish Law and shall not stray from it to the left or the right.
May those who follow it be blessed.
Rabbi Shaul Brach
Rabbi Hanoch H. Pack
Rabbi Shmuel Jungreis