Thursday, 21 February 2008

Chassidim's Letter to RND, 5711

A close friend of mine is of the opinion that I shouldn't publish the letter below, so here are my resons for publishing it.

First of all, in todays age it is not possible to keep things secret, information will always leak out. Therefore, instead of an academic getting hold of these things and showing Lubavitchers trying to rewrite history, it is far better to admit to your history and come to terms with it. It is not a secret that a) RND was supportive of the Rashag b) that the Rashag initially opposed the Rebbe's nesius and c) that the overwhelming majority of chassidim supported the Rebbe. Therefore, I don't consider this letter to be so dangerous to publish.

What is interesting from this letter is how strong their opposition to the Rebbe was, which brings out how impressive it was that the Rashag eventually accepted the Rebbe's nesius.



6 comments:

Anonymous said...

B"H

You should add Rebbetzin, at least.

Reuven said...

done

Anonymous said...

what was the reasons your freind gave for not posting this letter?

Eli said...

This is only half the correspondence. There was a letter from the anash of US to anash of AY to have them influence RND. Can dig it up if you're interested.

Reuven said...

i have it too, however, people suggested that i shouldn't post it.

Rabbi Yehoishophot Oliver said...

Do you know who exactly wrote this letter?