This Day in Jewish History 1848: The Man Who Co-founded Jerusalem's anti-Zionist Haredi Movement Is Born

Rabbi Yosef Chaim Sonnenfeld believed it was fine for Jews to live in Israel, but not to build a state without God's helping hand.

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December 1, 1848, is the birthdate of Rabbi Yosef Chaim Sonnenfeld, the founder and first leader of the Edah Hareidit – the umbrella body of Jerusalem’s ultra-Orthodox Jewish community – in the decades...