Friday, September 16, 2005
לשם מצוות מחאה
[Photo: Reuters] (or maybe AFP?)
I must admit that I wasn't excited about posting this. Rabbis Amar and Metger are both close friends of Chabad, with the former even attending Chabad schools in his native Morocco. However, reader "bpunbound" convinced me. "The Rebbe was against it", he said, מ'דארף מאכען א מחאה!, so here goes.
For those of you who may have missed it, here's the Story
and the מחאה:
ו' תשרי תשמ"ח
At the time the Chief Rabbis were Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu and Rabbi Avrohom Shapira. HaRav Eliyahu was, and is, considered a great friend of Chabad and yet the Rebbe did not spare him. I guess I should do the same.
(Maybe from this we can learn that the Rebbe's practice was to "wait" for others to do the מחאה, and only upon this not happening would he be the one to do so. This also was the case when he stood up for the Kovod of the Chofetz Chaim and demanded that his Talmidim do the same.)