|Mitzvah Tank (Photo by Edward Betts)|
Witnesses at a Chabad-Lubavitch center in Brooklyn, New York recently reported that a knife-wielding assailant intruded
upon them during the wee hours of the morning. This intruder repeatedly stated, “Kill the Jews.”
Knife in hand, the attacker then walked up to each of about half a dozen men dressed in Orthodox Jewish garb and asked, “Want me to kill you?”
The answer was obviously “No” because soon the police showed up. The scene ended violently. Reuters reports that a 22-year-old Chabad-Lubavitch student
was stabbed in the left temple, and the assailant was afterwards shot dead.
This is what happens when prejudice and hatred instigate. The philosophy of Chabad-Lubavitch, however, is one of wisdom and love.
Chabad.org explains that "Lubavitch" means “City of Brotherly Love” in Russian. “Chabad” is a Hebrew acronym for these three qualities: “chochmah – wisdom, binah – comprehension, and da’at – knowledge.”
Chabad-Lubavitch is considered by many to be “ the most dynamic force in Jewish life today.” The organization is “dedicated to the welfare of Jewish people worldwide.”
Copyright December 10, 2014 by Linda Van Slyke All Rights Reserved