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PostLubavitch Jews (Ronald Hilton, US) (John Eipper, USA, 02/13/06 9:34 pm)
It is almost impossible to keep track of the various subdivisions of Christians, Muslims and Jews. The February 2006 issue of the National Geographic has an article "A Faith Grows in Brooklyn. Lubavitch Jews spread their message as never before", The fuse which lit that revival was rebbe Menachem Schneerson, who some believe is the Messiah and revere him as such. He was born in Ukraine; does that mean Odessa, which had a large Jewish population? The name is not Slavic. Is it German? The name Lubavich refers to the Russian town where the movement was born in the late 1700s. Can Cameron Sawyer tell us if this sect is still active in Russia? Cameron is normally a good correspondent, but we have not heard from him in a while. I wonder if his computer has frozen in the horrible Russian winter. My advice to him: Move to California.
Plan to attend the WAIS conference on "Critical World Issues " at Stanford July 31-August 1, 2006. It will be a rare opportunity to meet other WAISers. Tell interested friends.