Salvation or Destruction? the Meaning and Consequences of Lubavitch Messianism
Kraut, Benny, Shofar
The Rebbe, the Messiah, and the Scandal of Orthodox Indifference, by David Berger. London: The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 2001. 195pp. $29.50.
At supper one night at a friend's home in Montreal in the mid-1960s, I was seated next to a very prominent Orthodox rabbi/scholar/teacher of mitnaged heritage, himself linked by marriage to an even more illustrious Lithuanian gadol, who shared the profound historic disdain of mitnagedim for hasidism. Strikingly, however, he expressed willingness to reconsider his stance on hasidism generally because of his regard for the religious direction of the Lubavitch movement. "Only in our day and age must we consider whether hasidism is …
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Publication information: Article title: Salvation or Destruction? the Meaning and Consequences of Lubavitch Messianism. Contributors: Kraut, Benny - Author. Journal title: Shofar. Volume: 20. Issue: 4 Publication date: Summer 2002. Page number: 96. © Not available. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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