The Rebbe and the General

Israeli historian Arie Morgenstern tells of a fascinating difference of opinion between the Lubavitcher Rebbe, z”l, and Moshe Dayan in the current (Winter) issue of Azure. The setting is the Yom Kippur War. Morgenstern, in NY as as emissary of the World Zionist Organization, and Menachem Levin, the Israeli Consul, came to 770 for Simchas Torah. The Rebbe asked that his very strong views on the conduct of the war be conveyed back to Israel. It is no small testimony to the respect that he commanded that his opinion was quickly dispatched to the highest levels of the Israeli command, even if rejected.


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