A question posed by LostMessiah in this post asks:
“Can we judge Chabad-Lubavitch by the incessant rantings of [Australian Chabad rabbi] Josef Feldman and are we asking Feldman the right questions?”
Judge Chabad by Yosef Feldman alone? No, not exactly.
Yosef Feldman is a composite and caricature of many Chabad shluchim (Chabad emissaries / missionaries / rabbis). His most outstanding character difference is his openness, which you call rantings. But I see it somewhat differently. I find it exceptionally refreshing compared to my experience that shluchim are too often misleading, covert, unprincipled, secretive, and simply dishonest on matters such as “tzedakah,” use of tax dollars, beliefsabouttheirRebbe, or sex abuse within the Chabad movement. Articles, news stories, discussions, and video all over the Internet will back this up. I don’t have to rely on my experience alone.
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