Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Schneerson (1994)

Death of the Rebbe (1994)(1994) Dry Bones cartoon - .
Today's Golden Oldie is from June 1994.

After having been declared by many of his followers to be the Messiah, fifteen years ago this month, on June 12, 1994, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, died.

But to many of his Chabad-Lubavitch followers, his "apparent" death did not shake their belief that he was, and would soon reveal himself to be, "King Moshiach".

According to Chabadworld.net:

"In 1992, 175 leading rabbis around the world signed a Torah ruling stating that the Rebbe has satisfied the legal requirements to be Moshiach.

Following his apparent passing in 1994, some questioned whether the Rebbe may have lost his status as the presumed Moshiach. According to Judaism, Moshiach may come from the living or from the dead. Practically speaking, many Jews had trouble accepting that Moshiach can arise from the dead for numerous reasons ... " -more

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