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|ProudlyJewish||Posted - 16 September 2009 15:22
I was reading the subjects on this site about the Rebbe, and I must say I'm deeply confused.
I've been going to a chabad school my whole life.
In my current school, we watch Rebbe videos, we learn Tanya and Sichos.
I've been studying the Rebbe's teachings, if (and I say if) the Rebbe was not who I thought he was, what can I do now?!
I keep letters I wrote to the Rebbe in my Chitas. Should I even have a chitas? What do I do with the letters.
What I read today was shocking, and my head is spinning.
My teacher told me that our school does /not/ beleive the Rebbe was Moshiach, or that he's still alive.
Also, should I be learning Sichos, Chassidus, or Tanya?
I'm already enrolled in the same school foor next year. What can I do now?
|MODERATOR||Posted - 18 September 2009 8:18
First, you need to solve the "if". Start by going back again through the information on this site. Does it make sense to you? Do you have any questions? Feel free to post, of course. Check the sources quoted. I'm not asking you to believe me, I'm asking you to believe what is emes. Learn Torah-true haskafa, something not affiliated with any one group of Jews. Understand the difference for yourself between what Judaism says and what only Lubavitch says. There is nothing wrong with the Tanya or with Chassidic teachings in general. They just may not be right for you right now. Not everything you have learnt is wrong or problematic. You just need to be able to tell the difference. If there is a non-chabad religious Shul near where you live, that would be a great help as well. What is it you are trying to learn from the rebbe's sichos? Is there anything specific, or are you just learning it? As for your letters, you may want to look bacvk on them for what you can gain from seeing what you've written in the past, but aside from that, they don't serve a purpose.
It would be best to leave this school, but if that's not possible, are you able to learn somewhere else as well? I'm unclear as to just what your school does believe. If your teacher was speaking for the whole school, it wouldn't explain the fixation on the rebbe. I would suggest finding a Rabbi outside chabad.
I know this is hard, but you are not alone in this. We're all happy to help you in any way, and there are many here who have gone through the same decision in the past, and I'm sure they would be happy to talk you through it.
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