Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Unprecedented Challenges


Historical timeline:

1321 BCE -- Pharaoh's guards prevent Israelite women from immersing in mikvah

1921 CE -- Communist police prevent Jewish women from immersing in mikvah

2021 CE -- Chabad rabbis prevent Jewish women from immersing in mikvah 

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571 BCE -- Wicked King Ahaz bans Jewish children from attending Talmud Torah

161 BCE -- Antiochos bans Jewish children from attending Talmud Torah

161 CE -- Emperor Hadrian bans Jewish children from attending Talmud Torah

1921 CE -- Bolsheviks ban Jewish children from attending Talmud Torah

2021 CE -- Chabad rabbis ban Jewish children from attending Talmud Torah

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351 BCE -- Haman bans Jews from attending shul

1931 BCE -- Soviet Union bans Jews from attending shul

2021 BCE -- Chabad rabbis ban Jews from attending shul

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161 BCE -- Antiochos bans Jewish gatherings. Maccabees resist.

1481 CE -- Inquisition bans Jewish gatherings. Martyrs risk their life in defiance.

2021 CE -- Cuomo bans Jewish gatherings. Chabad rabbis enforce compliance.

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1351 -- Catholic mobs accuse Jews of spreading disease

1935 -- Goebbels accuses Jews of spreading disease

1953 -- Stalin accuses Jews of spreading disease

2021 -- Bibi accuses Jews of spreading disease. Chabad rabbis agree

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1521 -- Inquisitors banned Jews from participating in Passover Seders with other Jews.

2021 -- Chabad rabbis banned Jews from participating in Passover Seders with other Jews.
(They were given 'Seder kits' instead and told to stay at home in solitude)

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1941 -- Dr Mengele performs experiments on human subjects without informed consent

1961 -- State of Israel performs experiments on Jewish Yemenite children without informed consent.

2021 -- State of Israel forces 6 million Jews to be human experiments without informed consent.
Chabad rabbis blackmail adherents to submit by banning non-vaccinated from shul


Clearly we are living in extraordinary times with no historical precedent, like nothing we've ever experienced. 

Dictators and Jew-haters seem to have become obsolete.

Rabbis (and particularly Chabad rabbis) do their dirty work for them.

May Hashem save us from their hands.

We have been betrayed by our rabbinic leadership. Hashem yerachem.

Save us, O Father in Heaven. Our leaders have lost their way.

We have no one to turn to but You.

It's time, G-d.

There's never been a more appropriate time to redeem us than NOW.


PS: you might be wondering: why the focus on Chabad? A significant number of contemporary orthodox rabbis are guilty of similar abuses. 

I chose to address the vile behavior of Chabad rabbis for several reasons:

1) I am a Chabad rabbi and lifelong emissary of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, so I feel obliged to speak to my own.

2) Chabad has emerged in recent decades as a leader in world Jewry and the face of Judaism in modern times.

3) Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch, the flagship outreach organization of the Chabad movement, recently disassociated itself from me for my advocacy for religious freedom and medical freedom. It has clearly aligned itself with the nefarious agenda of medical tyranny, more so than most other organizations within the orthodox Jewish world, with exception perhaps of the Orthodox Union and Young Israel.

4) most of all, the movement that purports to follow the Rebbe's teachings ought to know better. In the 1920s, the previous Rebbe risked his life to teach Torah to all Jewish children in bold defiance of Bolshevik tyranny.  Lamentably, Chabad's current penchant for kowtowing to the whims of "public health policy" is a grave betrayal of their holy calling.

I pray for a return to sanity. My wish is for rank-and-file Chabad shluchim to reject the corrupt leadership and reassert our mission: to teach Torah & chassidus to ALL children and all people, to endorse Family Purity to all Jewish couples, mitzva observance to everyone, etc, without any discrimination. In short, Chabad's job is to spread G-dliness throughout the world and to herald the message of Redemption, NOT to peddle darkness and enslavement. May Hashem have mercy on us and open their eyes.



1 comment:

BT said...

I too am a Chabad chassid and I am horrified by the actions of much of the Chabad leadership over COVID hysteria. The Rebbe was amazing in his ability to strike delicate balances and be in the world and not of it. Maybe it's too much to expect any other leader to be able to pull that off. The Modern Orthodox world has had the same problem with the followers of Rabbi Soloveitchik. He and the Rebbe had tremendous mental self-discipline. The followers not so much.