Bein Adam Lchavero

Bein Adam Lchavairo is a blog dealing with interpersonal relations within the Jewish community and the interactions of the Jewish and Gentile worlds. We're new. Be gentle.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Last night, I received a disturbing email from a friend of mine. Here is the email and my response:

Several times this week I have heard a commercial on the radio sponsored by the Lubavitcher Youth Organization. In it Rabbi Shmuel Butman says, "The Lubavicher Rebbe Encourages us ....." I can only wonder at the use of the present tense in light of the document that I have posted at [PDF link of death certificate removed] and [JPEG link of death certificate removed].

Someone I know once approached a fellow wearing a "Yechi" yarmulka and said to him, "Get it in your head, he is dead!"

Indeed, indeed!

All joking aside, this is a disgusting email (from that other person). How often do we say something along the lines of "The chachamim teach us..." or "The Chofetz Chaim says..."? This is a case of someone bashing Chabad for no good reason.

Someone feels the need to 'bash' someone wearing a "Yechi..." kippah by saying, "Get it in your head, he is dead!" and yet this very same person, on at least a monthly basis, says "Dovid Melech Yisroel CHAI V'KAYAM". light of the document that is known as Sefer Melachim, he's dead too!

I know that you don't truly believe what this other person wrote.