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Author:  LkwdGuy
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Date:  9/22/2004 10:40:00 AM
Subject:  Kosher Meat
Message:  According to your father, Is there any issue regarding eating the meat of a Lubavithcher Shochet, who believes in a dead Mashiach?
Gmar Chasimah Tovah!
Reply:  Is it an actual belief, or is it just wishfull thinking? Think about it, if they were right, and Moshiach (the Messiah) can be a person who passed away, wouldn't God choose King David or King Chizkiyah, or any of thousands of decendants of David? The more the rest of society shuns the Lubavitch community and makes fun of their Moshiach stuff, the more intense it gets. Let's back off their silly, attention-getting statements and let all of us be Mekarev them, embrace them, and allow them to save face. When the Rebbi died, the immediate reaction by all Lubavitch was that of submission. A feeling of, "Ok. He won't be Moshiach anymore." Not that he could not have been. Just that he died and God had not yet been convinced to send Moshiach. With the exception of a few who were dancing at the funeral, and who were ignored by the masses. After the dust settled, the people had to choose how to face the rest of Orthodox Jewry and their Lubavitch jeering. One way was to look down and take it. They chose a more fun, face-saving routine. They kept the ball rolling. We drove them to it and continue to do that. In reality, it doesn't make a difference who Moshiach is. It isn't a democratic process. Whomever is sent, I'll be right there following him, and so will you. Let us drop our differences and move forward together in serving our God and following his Torah.

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