10) Menahem Mendel Schneerson
, Sihah on Parashat Dvarim (5750).
The collection was amassed by Rabbi Joseph Isaac Schneerson
in tsarist Russia.
He had, after all, disobeyed the leader of all Jews, Chabad's Rebbe, Menachem Mendel Schneerson
, who, more than a year after his death, was still for many the presumptive messiah.
Samuel Heilman is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Queens College in New York and author of 11 books, including The Reb-be: The Life and Afterlife of Menachem Mendel Schneerson
Volume 2 of B'Or Ha'Torah (1982) published a talk, "Activating the Giants" by the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menahem Mendel Schneerson
, on the giants that the twelve spies saw in Canaan.
New World Hasidim: Ethnographic Studies of Hasidic Jews in America (Albany, 1995); Lis Harris, Holy Days: The World of a Hasidic Family (New York, 1985); Sue Fishkoff, The Rebbe's Army: Inside the World of Chabad-Lubavitch (New York, 2003); Shaul Shimon Deutsch, Larger Than Lift': The Life and Times of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson
, 2 vols.
How ironic, then, to read one generation later the charge of David Berger, another eminent rabbi/scholar who is by and large far more sympathetic to hasidism, that the belief of an influential sub-group of Lubavitcher hasidim in their deceased Rebbe, Menachem Mendel Schneerson
, as the "King-Messiah," represents a "catastrophe," a dire threat to the integrity of Judaism and its fundamental messianic idea.
The house is located just several meters from the home of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, the late Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson
, who was the seventh rebbe of the Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidic movement and is considered by some of his followers to be the messiah.
Simon Bar Kokhba and Shabbtai Tzvi each claimed Davidic descent, as did the seventh and last Lubavitcher Rebbe Menachem mendel Schneerson
By comparison, the Crown Heights of his successor, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson
, who served as Lubavitcher rebbe from 1951 until his death in 1994, was a dangerous place, increasingly rife with the street crime and violence that characterized Brooklyn during the 1960s and '70s.
Messianism had assumed a more prominent view among the Lubavitch Hasidim in the 1980s when Schneerson
declared that the coming of the messiah was impending and that it was their responsibility to make preparations.
Collection belongs to Russia," Putin said in a grand new Jewish museum in Moscow, in referring to texts held in Russian libraries and archives, some of them confiscated by the Soviet Union from Nazi forces during World War Two.
Also known as Chabad--an acronym for Uokhmah (wisdom), Binah (understanding) and Da'at (knowledge)--the group fled the Nazis and settled in Brooklyn, New York under their sixth rebbe, YosefYitschak Schneerson
This is the latest round of a legal battle that has been waged since the 1980s, when elements of the Schneerson
librarylong thought to have been lost or destroyed by the Naziswere found in Russia's State Library.
21) In this discourse, Rabbi Schneerson
discusses two types of witnesses.