Making Aliyah: To Stay or to Go?

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To be a good Zionist, must one move to Israel, i.e. make aliyah?

This is not a new question. From a religious perspective, it is a question that is as ancient as the Torah itself with Rambam (Maimonides) and Ramban (Nachmanides) duking this out (read below) a thousand years before Zionism turned into a political movement. From a modern political perspective, this big question drives three other questions as well:

What does it mean to be a Zionist in the first place? What is the goal of Zionism ultimately? What should the relati...

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