"'I Remember standing in front of the Rebbe I felt that the Rebbe knew everything about me and new what was going through my mind"
I would like to present an encounter that Rabbi Michael Schudrich the Chief Rabbi of
"In 1990 during the fall of communism, when Judaism began to revive again in
At that time I had written a portfolio, about different projects that I wanted to start in
I gave him the portfolio on Thursday; he brought it with him to 770 on Friday to give in to the Rebbe's office. When I was writing up the portfolio I also included a list of topics that I had lectured on in the past, amongst them was a lecture on the topic of "what Jews really think about J.C.?" I didn't think it was appropriate to send it in to the Rebbe, so I took it out and reprinted it to go in to the Rebbe.
On Sunday when I came by The Rebbe for dollars, The Rebbe looked at me, gave me a dollar and said: "Bracha V 'Hatzlacha."
As I was walking away, I was called back, and The Rebbe told me:
"This that you were giving shiurim in these topics about "Oseh Haaish" -it's not something you should give shiurim on. You should focus more on the positive -Jewish issues...." Needless to say I was speechless as I left 770.
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