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British Shul Bans “Racist Tanya”

Shocking: One of Britain's largest synagogues in the Hampstead Garden suburb canceled an adult-education class on the Tanya, following objections by senior congregants who declared it "racist." Vivian Wineman, vice-president of the Board of Deputies, said: "Lubavitch philosophy has elements which are unacceptable." Full Story

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idiots!!
June 30, 2009 7:59 am
Response article in the following week's Jewish News
October 26, 2008 5:07 pm

Chosen People On at least three occasions, the Torah refers to the Jewish People as the Chosen People. Before we received the Torah, G-d tells the Jews through Moshe ‘and you will be unto me chosen from amongst all the nations’ (Shemos xix:5). As we are prepared for coming into the Land, we are reminded ‘G-d has chosen you to be a preferred nation from all the nations’ (Devorim vii:6). And finally, as Moshe prepares for his own passing, he reminds the Jews ‘and G-d has chosen you today, to be for Him as a Chosen Nation’ (Devorim xxvi:18). This… Read more »

No Achdus
October 24, 2008 8:49 am

It is inconceivable that a synagogue would ban the study of one of the standards of Chassidic “literature”. The Alter Rebbe is just esposing the view that is held in the Torah that the Torah and the World was created solely for the Jewish people. It was us that He chose and not the others. To say that the Tanya is racist and to ban it is tantamount to the same self hatred that was evident when the Rambam’s works were burned by Yidden themselves, not Christian censors. Please, in order for Mashiach to come and redeem us, and I… Read more »

I HEARD THAT...
October 24, 2008 1:58 am

there will be a response published next week by a Lubavitcher.

mr lew vs rabbi lew
October 23, 2008 9:08 pm

lol!!! Mr. David Lew is not Rabbi Shmuel Lew…

Ofensive!
October 23, 2008 8:06 pm

In the New Testament (the Chsristian literature) it says alot of ofensive things about Jews, we are called the “devil”, we are eternaly dammed-as we did not accept “you-know-who”, and yet i have not seen the british board of Deputies, or anyone for that matter, say anything. So to say that the Tanya is Racist, is absurd.

Mr Lew is not Rabbi lew
October 23, 2008 6:05 pm

Mr Lew, quoted in the article, is not RABBI Lew. Mr Lew is a columnist in the magazine, not a chabad chosid.

good point - 7
October 23, 2008 5:56 pm

Rabbi Lew could’ve explained what the tanya is about in the article, it would have done more good.

Ober Seichle Daarf Men Hobben
October 23, 2008 5:30 pm

Why doesn’t Rabbi Lew explain Tanya, instead of the usual “self hating jews” rhetoric.

hard to believe
October 23, 2008 4:45 pm

i find it hard to believe that someone should think tanya is racist

BY NOT LETTING THE TANYA IN IS RACIST....
October 23, 2008 7:51 pm
what else is new?
October 23, 2008 6:46 pm

Self-hating Jews.

October 23, 2008 6:21 pm

why would they do that?!

Tanya racist?
October 23, 2008 10:50 am

Wow !Three world famous intellectuals of the Hampstead Synagogue have declared that the Tanya is racist. Perhaps they should study the Torah too, because according to these three , it too would be racist, as would be the entire Talmud etc etc etc . Oh please, at least be credible.

Shocking
October 23, 2008 9:37 am

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