By COLlive reporter
Rabbi Menashe Klein has invited a Lubavitch friend to his home in Israel following the stir he caused by condemning the messianics who believe the Lubavitcher Rebbe is alive.
Klein, Rabbi of the Ungar community and Rosh Yeshiva of Bais Shearim in Boro Park, in his most recent Halachic volume called to “silence and stop the proclamations (that are) a disgrace to the Rebbe of blessed memory.”
Reported first on COLlive, the ruling was heatedly debated in over 200 comments and on other Jewish websites. Some supported, others were outraged by the statement.
A week after the outburst, Rabbi Klein has received Rabbi Noach Fox, a Crown Heights entrepreneur who was an unofficial liaison between the Rebbe and haredi rabbis.
“The Rebbe told me at a Yechidus that I should not stop printing Halacha rulings,” Klein told Fox, a member of Agudas Harabonim – Union of Orthodox Rabbis of the United States and Canada.
At the meeting, which took place Tuesday and was also attended by Fox’s cousin Chanania Zirkind, Klein said he merited to see the Previous Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef I. Schneerson.
Rabbi Klein is well versed in the teachings of the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, and was shown many ‘kiruvim’ from him for over 50 years.