Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Russia's Chief Rabbi: Mashiah Imminent

I'm not sure if this is newsworthy or not, but I found it via Google News.

I find it somewhat newsworthy in that even chief rabbis are talking about it.

9 Comments:

At Tue Aug 09, 03:51:00 PM 2005, Blogger Yaakov said...

That the Chief Rabbi of Russia, Rabbi Lazar is declaring Moshiach imminent should not be surprising, since his own Rebbe regularly made such declarations over a decade ago. (Yes, Chief Rabbi Lazar is a Lubavitcher.)

 
At Tue Aug 09, 04:03:00 PM 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At Tue Aug 09, 05:21:00 PM 2005, Blogger yaak said...

Yes, I'm aware of that, but the timing is noteworthy and the status of "Chief Rabbi" is noteworthy.

Not quite as newsworthy as the Gerrer Rebbe's announcement, however.

 
At Wed Aug 10, 10:51:00 AM 2005, Anonymous dave said...

So he's chief rabbi. So?

 
At Wed Aug 10, 12:05:00 PM 2005, Blogger yaak said...

> So he's chief rabbi. So?

So, he's the chief rabbi talking to non-Jewish journalist and putting his credibility on the line.

 
At Wed Aug 10, 01:52:00 PM 2005, Anonymous Vincent Meijer said...

yaakov, you see it all and know it all; the Lords eyes and ears are you !

 
At Wed Aug 10, 02:35:00 PM 2005, Anonymous dave said...

'So, he's the chief rabbi talking to non-Jewish journalist and putting his credibility on the line. '

Please, no one remembers this kind of talk. Besides which, I don't believe that he meant it any more than the usual mashiach talk which we've heard the past 100 years.

 
At Wed Aug 10, 03:21:00 PM 2005, Blogger yaak said...

Vincent, thanks for the compliment, but there are much better people than me at this.

Dave, OK. I'm maskim, which is why I said it is only somewhat newsworthy. But, if Mashiah comes by Tisha B'av, believe me - many will remember "this kind of talk".

 

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