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The Rebbe, the Messiah, and the Scandal of Orthodox Indifference

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This book is a history, an indictment, a lament, and an appeal, focusing on the messianic trend in Lubavitch hasidism. It demonstrates how hasidim who affirm the dead Rebbe's messiahship have abandoned one of Judaism's core beliefs in favour of adherence to the doctrine of a second coming. At the same time, it decries the remarkable equanimity with which the standard-beare ...more
Paperback, 195 pages
Published March 1st 2008 by Littman Library of Jewish Civilization (first published 2001)
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Susan
Nov 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a very important and interesting book. BTW the author is Orthodox and I was sorry to read of his low opinion of Conservative and Reform Jews, which made me sad. I think we should all not only respect each other, but should actually rejoice in each other. And perhaps that issue is important as regards the main point of the book--which is a discussion of whether a belief that Schneerson is the messiah king is consistent with normative Orthodox Judaism and also a discussion of how widesprea ...more
Marsha Altman
Oct 22, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Good history of the messianism of Chabad from the Rebbe's death in 1994 to 2001, when the book was published. Alarmist, and a little outdated. I would be interested in what the author would have to say about the subject now, in 2011. Definitely makes you take a second look at the Lubavitchers who carry the "King Moshiach" yellow flags up and down the parks in Manhattan.

Note: Not all Lubavitchers are Messianists.
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