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The first eighteen distinguished Jewish Americans to be featured in the National Museum of American Jewish History's Hall of Fame have been chosen. Included is the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson. Full Story

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I agree, and disagree
September 15, 2009 11:15 pm

I agree that it is sad that the Rebbe is being placed alongside such people as if chas v’shalom their efforts are equivalent…HOWEVER….I agree with Derlebt’s comment: “Better that he shouldn’t be, and instead the masses will think that Zalman Schechter was the most influential religious leader in America?” And in addition, remember when Elie Weisel said the Rebbe didn’t need the Congressional Medal of Honor, but maybe we do…Maybe we in Lubavitch also don’t need this “honor” but American Jewry, many of whom are assimilated, need this “honor” if it means that they will look at and think about… Read more »

disgusting and degrading
September 15, 2009 9:07 pm

a true shanda and charpa that a holy tzaddick is shown next to un-tzniusdiker women, and men who are KREINK to wear a yarmulkah! – and this…is a “kiddush lubavitch!?”
Did ANY of the holy rabbeiyim ever compete for “Mr. Russia” or did ANY of the holy rebbitzens ever run for “Miss Russia”!? What’s next….? Time magazine, The Nobel Prize, Newsday? Is a holy tzaddick going to R”L end up on the front cover of the “National Enquirer”?!?

Now That It's There
September 15, 2009 8:03 pm

Surely one can not compare THE REBBE to anyone!
This is JUST and BUT one more way we can bring THE REBBE to people.

agree e/ #13
September 15, 2009 7:47 pm

This is OBVIOUSLY not about the Rebbe’s “Greatness” which of ocurse here is unneccesary, but rather exposure of the Rebbe and What he taught and stood for to many more Yidden

Rebbe
September 15, 2009 3:39 pm

The whole hall of fame was build to glorify the greatness of the Rebbe. The Aibershter created a whole material world to glorify his name.

Its not about Crown Heights
September 15, 2009 2:09 pm

This is not about inferiority complex or superiority complex. It is not about OUR opinion about the Rebbe or to say that Rebbe belongs with these poeple. It is about the fact that millions of people will learn about the Rebbe and ipso facto, learn about Yiddishkeit and Moshiach. Like the Rebbe says: use my name if it helps (bring people to Yiddishkeit) I think this is a great moment. This means that the Rebbe is accepted as a Nossi not only amongst the frum yidden of the world, but also by the secular world. The Rebbe never wanted to… Read more »

to Ach
September 15, 2009 12:58 pm

Do you have more information about the poll in 1936?

What the Rebbe's opinon?
September 15, 2009 12:10 pm

After being released from prison the Alter Rebbe wrote that it was a miracle even in the eyes of the ministers, The Rebbe spoke about this many times during farbrangens of 19 Kisleiv and asked: who cares that some anti Semitic Russian sees the greatness of the Alter Rebbe? the Rebbe said that this is the point that g-dliness penetrated the world even to the point view of a non-Jewish minster. I think that this might gives us the Rebbe’s opinion in this debate, that even though in truth it does not add any greatness to the Rebbe to be… Read more »

ach
September 15, 2009 11:06 am

this reminds me of the results of a poll in 1936 to decide the worlds 6 leading jews. the frieriker rebbe was one of them , and the rest of them were louis brandies, albert einstien, chaim wizenman…..

to naysayers
September 15, 2009 10:36 am

Alot of congressional gold winners are also shvantzyoren. But the rebbe got it for his positive impact on humanity. Also, it’s a Jewish hall of fame. Some of those figures are famous for bad , and some of them are famous for the good influence they had on yiddishkeit like the Rebbe.

shame
September 15, 2009 4:48 am

What a real disgrace to true yiddishkeit our rebbas in gan eden or on this universe don’t belong in places such as these
it minimizes their greatness. A git gebentched year.

Great!
September 15, 2009 2:46 am

another milestone in hafotzas hamayonos and recognition of what is true and great!

re: comment #1
September 15, 2009 12:20 am

he dosnt live anywhere near crown heights, or in the USA for that matter.
the Rebbe does not belong between all those that trashed yidishkeit in the US.
He rebuilt it

Big Kidush Lubavitch
September 14, 2009 11:47 pm

This is such a bkl b/c the rebbe i so great and so deserves it!!!
Im proud to call myself a Lubavitcher! 🙂
Ksiva Vchatima Tova

To #1 To #3
September 14, 2009 11:41 pm

How many more Jews are going to learn about the Rebbe? The negative comments are always from ignorant people who don’t know that there exists life out of Crown Heights.

rebbe
September 14, 2009 10:06 pm

doesnt belong there, the rebbe is bichlal not in that type of category, and its only because of an infeority complex of niheye kechol hagoyim, that some of us insist that the Rebbe get in, and by doing that it is actually a disservice to the Rebbe and lubavitch biclal.
shono toivo umesuko

Re: Derlebt
September 14, 2009 8:53 pm

Better that he shouldn’t be, and instead the masses will think that Zalman Schechter was the most influential religious leader in America?

derlebt
September 14, 2009 8:41 pm

we derlebt that the Rebbe is together with “these greats”
wow is to us

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