May 16, 2018
Note in Newspaper Says Sorry

A short note in the Letters to the Editor of the Israeli frum newspaper Hamevaser makes a public sincere apology to the Rebbe.

By COLlive reporter

Readers of the Israeli frum daily newspaper Hamevaser noticed an unusual note included in the Letters to the Editor section on Wednesday.

It refers to the times when many frum people in Bnei Brak, Jerusalem and others cities in Israel were duped into joining an ugly political battle against Chassidus, the Rebbe and Chabad.

The letter, under the title "Public Request for Forgiveness," reads:

In my childhood, I was incited to tear the Torah teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe zatzal (without getting into specifics).

"Today I review his books and see him a giant among giants in all of Torah with an unparalleled love for all Jewish people, and I regret the past.

I told this to a Rov and Posek and he told me to publicly announce my sorrow and ask for forgiveness, and study his books every day.

M,
Jerusalem


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1
Alter LGeula
Even the haters are doing Teshuva. May they all soon recognize the Rebbes status as Nasi Hador.
(5/16/2018 1:21:15 PM)
2
No Name.....?!
Michila B'rabim?!
(5/16/2018 1:42:28 PM)
3
No name?
So what does the Mechila help?
(5/16/2018 1:47:54 PM)
4
Name
He didnt withhold his name when he made the blasphemous remarks. The apology to be sincere 100% should be signed imho.
(5/16/2018 1:56:37 PM)
5
Maor
Hopefully thousands more to follow
(5/16/2018 1:59:17 PM)
6
Teshuvh
Teshuvah is desired. I am sure that the Rebbe was Mochel him.
(5/16/2018 2:06:21 PM)
7
Why didnt they tell him to go to ohel
Im suprised he wasnt told to go to the ohel to ask forgiveness
(5/16/2018 2:33:53 PM)
8
To 2, 3 and 4
This is clearly a step to bring achdus to am yisroel and should be welcomed.
(5/16/2018 2:34:58 PM)
9
To #2, 3, 4
This was so positive! How did you manage to turn it negative??
(5/16/2018 2:50:06 PM)
10

" , "
(5/16/2018 2:53:06 PM)
11
A positive step...
Why the criticism. Let's learn to appreciate everything positive instead of asking for more
(5/16/2018 3:04:05 PM)
12
disagree with #2,3 & 4
I see no reason why his name would benefit him, you or anyone else.
(5/16/2018 3:17:39 PM)
13
To #4
First of all, what remarks? Tearing is not the same thing. Second, who says he publicized his name then either?
(5/16/2018 3:27:02 PM)
14
He should go to the Ohel and ask forgiveness
He should go to the Ohel and ask forgiveness
(5/16/2018 3:59:10 PM)
15
Rav
He followed what his rav told him he should do. Im sure he asked about signing anonymously. Some of you may have given wonderful suggestions, perhaps some of these even he thought about, but at the end of the day he follows his rav... to be honest thats better than many of us.
(5/16/2018 5:39:33 PM)
16
Unfortunately
Knowing of what's going on out there one can publish the size of a weekend newspaper all of containing asking for mechila ads!
(5/16/2018 10:39:31 PM)
17
The wish
I had a rov who told me to learn the rebbes seforim everyday
(5/17/2018 12:44:47 AM)
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