Purchasing the Land of Israel

Rabbi Simcha Bunim of Pshischa once remarked: “I am surprised that Moses Montefiore does not purchase the Land of Israel from the Turks.” When asked what the point would be, as Moshiach has not yet arrived, he responded: “If the Land of Israel will be redeemed from the Arabs and will be in Jewish hands, the redemption will immediately arrive.”

(Otzar Agados HaChassidim, Vol, 14 Pg, 59)

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