The question never fails to come up, even among the friends of Lubavitch, and the kanoyim love to use that topic as fodder for attacking Lubavitch. "Where was the Rebbe and Lubavitch when we were battling decrees such as National Service for women?!" Somehow they don't see that building Yiddishkeit and caring about issues such as Giyus Banos go hand in hand. They'll agree that the Rebbe dedicated his life to building Yiddishkeit, but they'll question his commitment to issues like GB. IOW, the shayleh is really the other way around: how can one who claims to care about issues such as GB not worry about the disappearing Jew and how to bring him back to his father in heaven?! The good people at Kovetz Or Yisroel took it upon themselves to rectify the situation and to try and change the opinion of some of those people. I'd like to get this out there first, even before I've written alot about it, because every day that goes by is a shod af di tzeit.
I don't always have the 7-8 dollars in my pocket to buy it when I see it, but the material in there is always second to none, month after month. And this has been going on for some years now.
Reb Duvid Yungreis had a special connection with the Rebbe, as if evidenced from the Rebbe's Igros. Kedai to take a look at the letter and see for yourself. The Kanoyim love RDY, but they'll hem and haw when they'll hear about his shaychus. Or they'll find an excuse that it was "before ShaZar."
(UPDATE 10/6/10 4:23pm) I know you guys aren't paying attention when I see that I had forgotten to post this page for TWO DAYS and nobody noticed!!!!
I see the excuses being written by the Lubavitch bashers even as I write...
Who didn't sign the letter? Who else was in the BaDatz at that time? The Satmar Rov was GaAvD at the time and he didn't sign, but he wouldn't since he was in New York. I guess RMA Freund wouldn't either. Who else was in there, Rav Dushinsky II?
A recent article in HaMevaser mentions RDY's connection to the Rebbe.