Haredi Group Joins “Settlement Movement”

A group of Haredi yeshiva students and families established a new community on Sunday in eastern Gush Etzion near Metzad. The new community is called “Derech Emuna” (Path of Faith), after the title of Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky’s book.

Within two and a half hours the community built 15 buildings including a shul and a yeshiva. So far, 11 families have moved in.

Activist Tzvi Succot pointed out that this is the first time ultra-Orthodox “settlers” have established such a community. The goal was to increase consciousness within the Haredi community of the religious commandment of settling the land. It also demonstrates that the housing crisis in the community could be resolved through housing construction in Judea and Samaria.

The realization of the Zionist dream was intended to be inclusive of all Jews, not just a specific segment of the Jewish people. The more that the entire spectrum of the Jewish population in Israel awakens to the Zionist dream, the more the land will be built up. The more the land is built up the stronger Am Yisrael will be.

New Ultra-Orthodox Settlement in Gush Etzion, by Jewish Press News Desk, August 16, 2022

Ultra-Orthodox activists establish illegal settlement outpost in southern West Bank, by Jeremy Sharon/Times of Israel, August 16, 2022


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