Posted on October 17th, 2006 under Uncategorized • RSS 2.0 feed • Both comments and pings are currently closed
One Response to “The Rebbe’s Banal Neo-Gothic House”
December 14th, 2009 at 2:32 pm
The reporter was kinder than you, MM. He saw it as a relligious symbol intended to remind Lubavitchers of their dedication to the concepts the Rebbe personified, no stranger than displaying and saying a pledge of allegiance to a national flag.
Barzilai | Homepage | 10.20.06 – 2:08 am | #
I am not sure exactly how the reporter could be kinder than me when I really didn’t say much. The “MM lives on” was more said in jest than anything. Do I think that this is a symptom of a dangerous personality cult which developed around the Rebbe? Most definitely. The comment “These buildings are all about the content one of them once held,” is not so different than what I think. The “content” may have been the values that the Rebbe stood for, but it was also about the Rebbe in the flesh and blood.
Menachem Mendel | Homepage | 10.20.06 – 7:06 am | #
The reporter saw behind the banal facade because he perceived the sincerity and focus those people have. Only if you disparage the message will you see the banality.
I wish, though, that those people would get back on track. But to some extent, these criticisms are like “color of your parachute” issues.
Barzilai | Homepage | 10.20.06 – 12:41 pm | #
But to some extent, these criticisms are like “color of your parachute” issues.
Not clear what is meant by this.
Editor | Homepage | 10.22.06 – 1:42 am | #
Color of the parachute refers to irrelevant criticism of a totally trivial aspect of something whose functionality is all that matters. What matters is soft landing/getting squisher. What color it is doesn’t really matter much.
Barzilai | Homepage | 10.26.06 – 1:38 pm | #