Tuesday, February 13, 2007


By the grace of G-d
Shalom everyone!
The "STATEMENT FROM CHABAD-LUBAVITCH OF OREGON Inc." signed by Rabbi Moshe Wilhelm Shlit"a
condemning me from http://chabadoregon.com/ and now mirrored here since it was removed from ChabadOregon.com shortly after I posted the response bellow showing the absurdity of it, no apology or explanation for this slander has been forthcoming from Chabad of Oregon Inc. thus the statement and my response will continue to be displayed here and is being advertised on google searches and ad network and posted on other popular sites and blogs encouraging you to contact Rabbi Wilhelm and Chabad of Oregon Inc. and demand a clarification and an apology as they haven't returned my calls since they posted this lie on their site. http://chabadoregon.com/ front page: Click on it to enlarge and read press the back button to return to the post:

STATEMENT FROM CHABAD-LUBAVITCH OF OREGON Inc. condemning me Click to enlarge.

makes no sense:

1) How can Rabbi Moshe Wilhelm be "shocked" when he knows my beliefs for 2 years I have been here in Portland and 1 year I had http://www.RebbeGod.blogspot.com blog when we had a number of 1 on 1 conversations on these topics with him in which he never told me he thinks such beliefs are heretical?

2) How can he accuse me of "blasphemy" if he gives me aliahs to the Torah fully knowing what my public statements and beliefs are (a blasphemer doesn't get aliahs among other things) ?

3) He asserts that I have no position in Chabad Lubavitch movement. I don't know what that means.If it means I have no position in his non profit corporation Chabad of Oregon Inc fine I never claimed I did. Yet on the other hand the Rebbe King Moshiach clearly said a number of times that every Jew is His shaliach (emissary): http://www.beismoshiach.org/Misc/rebbe_says.htm thus is automatically part of Chabad Lubavitch movement.

Fascinating paper by Rabbi Simon Jacobson presents a view of the Rebbe's Infrastructure

A follow-up to Rabbi Simon Jacobson's earlier paper for more in comprehensive treatment of this subject as to who can be legitimatly called Chabad shaliach (emissary) etc. hat tip to BeisMoshiach.org and ChicagoAnash.com)
That every Chabadnik should turn his home into a "Chabad House" to offer physical and spiritual assistance to others including putting a "Chabad House" sign on the door thus I have a number of such "doors" here in Portland in Boston and online which welcome thousands of visitors daily spreading Torah and Chassidus including the Rebbes teachings about the excitement of living in the Messianic era unfolding before our eyes and the identity of Moshiach and why is Moshiach called by the name of G-d etc.

4) He asserts that I'm not a rabbi certified by Chabad movement which is extremely deceptive as Chabad movement doesn't "certify" Rabbis nor is an ordination at one of the Chabad Yeshivah's is or has ever been a requirement for serving as a Chabad emissary (see part "3)" above). A number of well known emissaries ordained elsewhere are clear proofs to this fact.

5) He claims that I cannot be called a Chabad activist as my actions are supposedly against the Shulchan Aruch - the code of Jewish law. Since none of these sins are actually listed this vague slander deserves no reply.

6) He reiterates that my blog is my private initiative as if I ever claimed it is officially affiliated with Chabad Lubavitch of Oregon Inc. As if it even needs to be said to avoid such condemnation.

7) He mentions another blog http://www.Pilegesh.org and 2 sites http://JewishPolygamyPersonals.com also known as http://www.PilegeshPersonals.com/ and http://www.NoahidePersonals.com (which are now run under a pen name "Noah Smith" due to somewhat controversial nature of the subject matter on these sites to shield me from unwaranted criticism of well meaning people ignorant of Torah law and the Rebbe Kiung Moshiach's opinions on these subjects see http://pilegesh.blogspot.com/2006/12/lubavitcher-rebbe-on-polygamy.html ) that I have recently took over (after this popular more than a 100 links to it yet formerly very brief blog http://pilegesh.blogspot.com/2006/12/lubavitcher-rebbe-on-polygamy.html was deleted by previous ownerusing the name "Odom" [Adam] from "Lakewood NJ") and improved with the Rebbe's blessings thru the Holy letters http://www.igrot.com/ (as is the Chabad custom to ask the Rebbe's blessing thru holy letters) that "it should be published as soon as possible as it will bring merit to many" (mezakeh et ha'rabim) and claims that this particular blog and site are against the Torah and Jewish tradition ignoring the fact that this site is under the supervision of a qualified Dayan (Rabbinic Judge) from Jerusalem an expert in Jewish family law and author of many books on this and other topics who has more knowledge than Rabbi Wilhelm Shlit"a whose main functions as far as I can see are teaching the basics of Judaism, kosher supervision and fundraising.
PS. It has been mentioned to me by a person with connections within the so called "Lubavitch Headquarters" and Chabad Media Center which coordinates the public relations of Chabad Lubavitch Movement emissaries who sign up for this service worldwide (many still choose not to for various reasons) and hosts and supports ChabadOregon.com website and other such Chabad.org clone sites for $75 a month making them a part of the so called "Chabad web system" and placing emissaries who chose to use this service in a position where their site can be turned off from New York if Rabbi Yudel Krinsky or one of his cronies doesn't like what's writen on it too much that supposedly Rabbi Wilhelm didn't write this shameful statement of his own volition but only after facing much pressure from "Lubavitch Headquarters" to do so after the HaAretz article came out.While I don't know for sure if this is true or another bit of misinformation this statement does look very strange much unlike anything I have seen or heard from Rabbi Wilhelm Shlit"a whom I have grown to respect as a decent and kind human being that he is (since I met him two years ago after being invited to Portland by a student of mine ) . A person would never had imagined would lend his name and web site to spread this strange defamatory, backstabbing, unethical and slanderous statement.
With respect and blessing.
Rabbi Ariel Sokolovsky
Bais Moshiach Center of Greater Boston and Portland Oregon
Moshiach Center for Russian Speakers (in English see http://www.moshiach.ru/english/ )

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