Saturday, March 15, 2008

Matisyahu: Moshiach Belief Pushed Me Away From Chabad

Crown Heights, NY - According to a Jerusalem Post article, famed singer Matisyahu who made headlines this year when he said he is no longer affiliated with Lubavitched, has now hinted that messianism within Lubavitch - the belief that the late rebbe, Menachem Mendel Schneerson, is God's promised Messiah - was one of the things that pushed him away from the group.

He still lives in Crown Heights, the Brooklyn neighborhood where his wife has strong ties to the Lubavitch community, but he prays in a Karliner shul in Borough Park, also in that New York City borough. Last fall in Jerusalem he started hanging out with the Karlin-Stoliners, a hassidic group known for praying at full volume.

Via: Vos iz Neias.

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