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Author Berger, David, 1943- author

Title The Rebbe, the Messiah, and the scandal of orthodox indifference / David Berger ; with a new introduction
Published London : Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, [2014]
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Series The Littman library of Jewish civilization
Littman library of Jewish civilization (Series)
Contents From heroism to heterodoxy : the crisis of a movement and the danger to a faith -- The new messianism : passing phenomenon or turning point in the history of Judaism? -- Aborted initiatives and sustained attacks -- The second coming : a rejoinder -- Revisiting the second coming -- The Rabbinical Council of America resolution -- The Council of Torah Sages -- The spectre of idolatry -- Of false messianism, idolatry, and Lubavitch -- Debating Avodah Zarah -- Judaism is changing before our eyes -- From margin to mainstream : the consolidation and expansion of the messianist beachhead -- Explaining the inexplicable -- What must be done? -- Epitaph -- Appendix I. On a messiah who dies with his mission unfulfilled : selected quotations -- Appendix II. The parameters of Avodah Zarah -- Appendix III. Tosafot on 'association' (Shituf) -- Glossary
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-185) and index
Notes PDF (JSTOR, viewed June 18, 2018)
Subject Schneerson, Menachem Mendel, 1902-1994 -- Influence.
Eschatology, Jewish.
Habad -- Controversial literature.
Messiah -- Judaism -- History of doctrines -- 20th century.
Orthodox Judaism -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Controversial literature.
History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 178694989X (electronic bk.)
9781786949899 (electronic bk.)