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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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Shocking
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Shocking
Tanya racist?
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Tanya racist?

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.

hard to believe
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hard to believe

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

Ober Seichle Daarf Men Hobben
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Ober Seichle Daarf Men Hobben

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

good point - 7
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good point - 7

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

Mr Lew is not Rabbi lew
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Mr Lew is not Rabbi lew

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

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why would they do that?!

what else is new?
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what else is new?

Self-hating Jews.

BY NOT LETTING THE TANYA IN IS RACIST....
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BY NOT LETTING THE TANYA IN IS RACIST....
Ofensive!
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Ofensive!

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 vs rabbi lew
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mr lew vs rabbi lew

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

I HEARD THAT...
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I HEARD THAT...

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

No Achdus
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No Achdus

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 »

Response article in the following week's Jewish News
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Response article in the following week's Jewish News

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 »

idiots!!
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idiots!!

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