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The Rebbe on the Defeat of an Incumbent President

"When the previous incumbent in the Oval Office is the defeated candidate, his defeat has triggered a less than noble response": the essay the Rebbe asked to be printed in the Congressional Record of the U.S. Senate. Full Story

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1981 = תשפא
November 10, 2020 12:04 am

פלאות אראנו Trump 2020

November 10, 2020 12:43 am

Only the Rebbe could have written such a beautiful essay!
May we be united with our Rebbe with the coming of the

Chaim Yosef
November 10, 2020 1:00 am

Beautiful however legally Donald Trump is a President that actually supports everything the Rebbe MHM mentions In the letter. he has not lost the election and primary the election must be Just and actually reflect the will of the people. At this point we must support the President and not accept the results and will of fraud and dishonesty. and then after the REAL vote is counted and if chas Vishalom Trump is really not the will of the people then we can deal with trying to convince the side of evil to do the right thing. In the meantime,… Read more »

Reply to  Chaim Yosef
November 10, 2020 11:40 am

Exactly. Thank you.

President Carter
November 10, 2020 1:28 am

This sicha was about President Carter.

That’s it
November 10, 2020 1:46 am

The definitive word and instruction for us all!

Thank you for posting this
November 10, 2020 2:53 am

So timely, and so refreshing to hear the words of our Nosi!

No certified winner of the election yet
November 10, 2020 5:26 am

No state has certified.
The electoral college hasnt met and certified
The house and senate hasnt certified
The earliest this can all happen is jan 6
With aĺl the lawsuits over fraud we have no idea yet who or when the winner will be declared the winner

this time is different
November 10, 2020 6:57 am

However, in this case
Only one candidate can even claim to have legally won!
So there shouldn’t be talk of a new president!

My opinion is that by publishing this
And anything similar, you are buying into
Democrat lies, and ignoring this stolen election

amazing essay
November 10, 2020 9:16 am

Wow, this essay is absolutely moving and resonates even more so today.

Why not post this article...
November 10, 2020 9:59 am

…AFTER an incumbent President is defeated?

Donald Trump will still be president.
November 10, 2020 10:04 am

the mainstream media doesn’t get to elect Joe Biden America does and that is still to be decided..

Last edited 2 years ago by Donald Trump will still be president.
fascinating throwback to times of decency!
November 10, 2020 10:14 am

Rebbe presupposes a menschlichkeit about Jimmy Carter that is simply nonexistent in the current incumbent. Unlike the Rebbe’s words about Carter, millions of americans are currently NOT safe due to his abdication of leadership and truth.
Yhi ratzon that his malchus horish’a be dismantled peaceably and reflective of the will of the people.
Thank you for sharing!

Menchlichkeit: covid is trumps fault
Reply to  fascinating throwback to times of decency!
November 10, 2020 2:12 pm

Right, just like “not my president” for 4 years straight. Seriously, get a life.

Jimmy Carter was a full- blown antisemite
Reply to  fascinating throwback to times of decency!
November 10, 2020 5:14 pm

Whatever accusations you can make against Trump, that is NOT one of them. (Those who do accuse him of antisemitism automatically rule themselves out of all consideration. After such a blatant lie nothing they say should be listened to.)

Wash, Rinse, Repeat
November 10, 2020 12:19 pm

“ Ted Cruz didn’t win Iowa, he stole it. That is why all of the polls were so wrong and why he got far more votes than anticipated. Bad!”

“ Based on the fraud committed by Senator Ted Cruz during the Iowa Caucus, either a new election should take place or Cruz results nullified.”

– Donald Trump (2/3/16)

Sound familiar?

One day, some of you will look back and wonder how it is that you became so enamored with the Shabsai Tzvi of our time.

Popular vote:
Biden: 76,400,784
Trump: 71,489, 924

Electoral College (current)
Biden: 290
Trump: 240

Legal votes determine who is President, not fraud.
November 10, 2020 12:23 pm

“A government is installed when the “Pluribus,” the many, participate in free and true elections.” Free and true elections, not fraud. I fully expect the Biden followers to soon accept the reelected incumbent. The media has no place in declaring a winner. No winner has been declared, and the evidence of fraud is overwhelming. “The choice made by the people in the polling booths decides who will occupy the highest office in the land…” … not the media and certainly not fraudulent fake votes. Soon, the Biden supporters will be rioting again when the courts expose the massive voter fraud… Read more »

Seeing positive
November 10, 2020 5:17 pm

If one looks back at Carter’s presidency, there were many negative aspects, including the energy crisis, recession, and the Camp David accords. Despite all of this, the Rebbe said that the Torah tells us to see the good that he did. That is a lesson that all of us can learn from – whether it is the role of president or of others.Moshiach now!

What a beautiful letter from the Rebbe MH"M
November 10, 2020 10:49 pm

This is a letter to savor and treasure each word. So deep, meaningful and powerful especially in our time.

I was no fan of president Trump and rejoiced in his defeat but the Rebbe reminds us to show hakaras hatov for whatever he did accomplish and to let him step down with dignity.

I look forward to the inauguration of a new administration resoundingly chosen by the people.

Rabbi Yaakov Rapoport
November 11, 2020 2:42 am

Thank you for the story. There is one major faux paux here which can lead to misunderstanding the Rebbe’s words and intention. You state “To ensure that such trust is instilled within every citizen, the proper education of children is mandatory, the Rebbe stressed. To this end, it is imperative that a simple non-denominational prayer be said by children at the beginning of each day.” The last sentence is not the words of the Rebbe.  It is what Sen Jesse Helms said in introducing the Rebbe’s words. The Rebbe clearly made the point that a moment of silence is not a… Read more »

Apolitical response.
November 18, 2020 12:43 pm

The thrust of the Rebbe’s powerful essay is apolitical. Why is it being turned into a political issue by commenters on both sides of the divide? In this essay the Rebbe is stressing two Torah concepts: 1) In order to keep America a country of decency and morality it must be educated to be a G-d – cognizant country with trust in the Creator. The same, by extension, applies to all of mankind. The Rebbe then goes on to lay out logically how doing so does not contradict the constitutional principle of separation of religion from government. Indeed it is… Read more »