to Hebrew

the author's handwriting
Rosh Hodesh Iyar, 5704
(1944) Budapest
Eim HaBanim Semeichah
Eretz Yisrael, Redemption and Unity
written in Budapest during the Holocaust

HaRav Yisachar Shlomo Teichtal zt"l

the author

Contents

start
Subject ............. Page
Title ............. a
Publisher ............. b
Photo of the Author ............. c
Original Title Page ............. d
Dedications and Approbations .............e
Translator's Preface .............ix
Historical Introduction .............xiii
R. Chayim Menachem .............xxv

Letter from R. Shlomo Dov Heller
.............1
Approbations [Preface] .............2
Author's Preface .............21
First Introduction .............33
      The Merit of Eretz Yisrael Protects Us .............33
      The Author's Vow .............35
Second Introduction .............41
      The Factors That Prompted the Writing of this Volume .............41
      The Purpose of our Afflictions is to Arouse us to Return to Eretz Yisrael .............45
      This Work is Intended Only for Those who Seek the Absolute Truth .............48
      The Call of Aliyah to Eretz Yisrael .............51
      The Reason for this Title .............56
Foreword .............60
      Torah as a Heritage .............60
      Eretz Yisrael as a Heritage .............69
      To the Pioneer Builders of Eretz Yisrael .............82

Chapter One:
Persecution and the Pangs of Mashiach
.............91
      Adversity is a Sign of the Advent of Mashiach .............91
      Why Must Mashiach Come by way of Afflictions? .............94
      Even the Wicked will be Redeemed .............101
      HaShem will Arouse us to Repent only when we Return to Eretz Yisrael .............116
      Redemption will Come at a Time of Extreme Hardship and Poverty .............123
      An Expression of Gratitude to American Jews for Their Support .............126

Chapter Two:
Deliverance and Redemption
.............131
      The Ways of Redemption .............131
      Why Have our Prayers for Redemption not been Answered? .............150
      Redemption Through Sinners .............167
      The Beginning of Redemption .............199

Chapter Three:
Settlement and Rebuilding
.............214
      The Mitzvah of Yishuv Eretz Yisrael .............229
      Redemption and yishuv Eretz Yisrael .............252
      Sinners and Yishuv Eretz Yisrael .............282
      The Importance of Settling the Land .............298
      A Plea to the Survivors: Return to Your Motherland .............315
      Refuting the Antagonists .............346
      The Exile-Jew .............369
      The Unification of Israel through the Mitzvah of Yishuv Eretz Yisrael .............379
      Our Age-Old Debt .............396
      Words of Admonition to Today's Pioneer Builders .............417
      Our Obligation to Support and Build the Land .............422
      Essay: The Sanctuary of HaShem .............436
      Conclusion .............457
      Addendum to Chapter Three .............463

Chapter Four:
Unity and Peace- Israel's Restoration
.............474

Addendum
.............521

Glossary
.............527

Index
.............531



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