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The Message to President Reagan After Assassination Attempt

Historic Treasures by Rabbi Sholom Ber Schapiro: The letter sent by the Rebbe to President Ronald Reagan after the failed attempt on his life and its relevance  to today’s political climate. Video

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Big Z Schapiro
October 29, 2020 7:51 pm

Beautiful thank you so much Feter Sholom Ber

The Rebbe emphasizes the need for character
October 29, 2020 9:54 pm

This president has done some good things; but no one in their right mind would say he is of good character. You just need to listen to some of his interviews or press conferences – he is completely absorbed in his own greatness, he not only belittles those who disagree with him, but he uses his power to punish them (he called the medical experts ‘idiots’); he fires anyone with a different opinion, and uses litigation to shut people up. He openly talked about his treatment of women (he’s a complete menuval!); he cheated his way through billions of dollars… Read more »

Meanwhile...
Reply to  The Rebbe emphasizes the need for character
October 30, 2020 9:49 am

Let’s consider his opponent, who is being touted as the great moral hope for America. This is a person who lied – repeatedly – about the truck driver who tragically killed his first wife and child in an accident, claiming that the truck driver was drunk, when in fact he was not. And continuing to lie about it even though the family pleaded with him not to. All in order to win sympathy and votes. That’s your moral exemplar? And that’s just one example of many.

To Meanwhile:
Reply to  Meanwhile...
November 1, 2020 11:13 pm

His opponent may not be the paragon of saintly virtue, but what a comparison?? This President has crossed lines in every single facet of life – publicly, shamelessly, arrogantly….no moral compass at all, no busha at all, the law never has and never will apply to him. His whole life is riddled with scandals. How can you possibly compare that to the dirt you bring up regarding his opponent??

Rabbi S.B, Schapiro
October 30, 2020 8:59 am

b’h The lesson which the Rebbe is teaching us, almost 40 years ago, on the occasion of his birthday in 1983 when he thanks then-president Reagan for his good wishes- at a time the president was miraculously recuperating from an assassination attempt – has NOTHING to do with the good or not good character of the president! The lesson has everything to do with the LAWLESS, ANTI-SOCIAL behavior of the young man, the would-be assassin – behavior which has no place in civil society. It is never acceptable, continues the Rebbe, to use violence to protest a duly elected president.… Read more »

Confused
October 30, 2020 9:01 am

The Rebbe sent a letter about the need to promote moral values. But in Trump’s case, he is demonstrating the worst in moral values, and by his example, is eroding moral values in the USA. I don’t understand how someone can speak about the Sheva Mitzvos and offer a brachah to the person who is undermining the Sheva Mitzvos, in the same breath!

"worst in moral values"?
Reply to  Confused
October 30, 2020 9:55 am

See, most of us think that rioting and looting and destroying other people’s livelihoods, and then a presidential candidate excusing that as “just an idea,” is “the worst in moral values,” not sending mean tweets. The same candidate lying repeatedly about the truck driver that killed one’s family, claiming falsely that he was drunk when in fact he was not, in order to win sympathy votes, is another example of “the worst moral values.” And so forth.

SB Schapiro
October 30, 2020 10:16 am

Bh The Rebbe in his numerous letters always encourages whoever is DOING the good and right things – regardless of his/her character. It’s important to focus much more on what we ( and others) DO! Rather than what the say As to one’s character flaws – we are all a work in progress. Am I perfect? Are you perfect? But we all strive to improve and grow – through the 613 for Jews and the 7 for non-Jews. Everyone should be encouraged to keep the mitzvos. And each of us can LEARN at least something from everyone and everything we… Read more »

correction
October 30, 2020 12:35 pm

correction: I believe the sicha of the rebbe was on 11 Nissan 5741 – 1981.

Can this important letter from Rabbi Mindel be put
November 1, 2020 1:34 am

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