Facebook has a group called Seven plus Three: Chassidus Chabad for the Ger. Here is its mission statement:
The goal of this group is to welcome those who come from afar to embrace the Torah and bring them under the wings of the shechina, and to learn with them, the wisdom of Chabad Chassidus and to the Moshe Rabbeinu of our generation, the Lubavitcher Rebbe Nasi Doreinu, and that we, along with those who Ger with us, should farbreng with the Rebbe Nasi Doreinu at the coming of Moshiach may it happen now
The “Moshe Rabbeinu of our generation.”
Rebbe Nasi Doreinu.
Moshiach. [click link]
And if you’re wondering who is running this group, notice that the admins of this group are Rabbi Katz’s top disciples:
Makes you wonder what the game plan is here. What is the agenda? Get these ex-Christian gerrings hooked on kabbalah and mysticism? Trade the New Testament in for Torah, swap Jesus for the Rebbe haMoshiach, and substitute Rabbi Katz for Paul? It would be a perfect marriage—Messianic Chabad Judaism and the gerrings. Since Katzianity is well on its way to becoming a messianic cult, and with Chabad’s heavy involvement with gerrings and Noahides, it certainly seems plausible.
For the benefit of my readers, and any gerrings out there who get their panties in a wad when I talk about this stuff, allow me to explain.
First of all, I am not anti-Chabad. As I have said before, the Chabad have done many positive things, bringing many non-observant Jews back into Torah not the least. Certainly there are divisions between the Chabad and other Jewish Orthodox groups, but that is neither my business nor my concern.
What is my concern is how Chabad has interfered with the Noahide Movement. Yes, I know the Rebbe gave them a mandate to spread knowledge of the Seven Laws. I also know that there is a difference between spreading knowledge and trying to lead the movement. Running the movement and telling Noahides what to do is not Chabad’s job, particularly among the moshiachist faction of Chabad, who are a major source of the problem.
You see, the vast majority (if not all) of the gerrings are ex-Christians. They were weaned on a steady diet of spirituality and religion, and like the proverbial Jew who goes into the mikvah clutching a dead insect, the gerrings cannot seem to let go of their idolatrous ideas, to get it into their heads that religion has nothing to do with the Noahide Law. They think that the way to keep the Noahide Law is through worship, prayer, and keeping the mitzvot that are commanded only to Israel. Now, I’m not against worship and prayer, mind you, but those are things a person can do as an individual. They are not part of the Noahide Code. Social Justice is the focus of Noahide law, not religion. And in their monomaniacal focus on religion, the halakha of Dinim is what the gerrings ignore.
The addiction to religion is the cause célèbre of the gerrings. Like Christians, they follow the extreme minority opinion of a couple of rabbis. Like Christians, they think that only they have “salvation.” Like Christians, only they know the “truth.” Like Christianity, which theologically interprets myriads of Tanach passages as being about Jesus, gerrings find “ger” in everything. “Oh, that’s about ger!” To the gerring, being a Noahide is all about a “relationship” with God. They utterly fail to grasp that this is not what Hashem prioritizes. The gerrings do not get “ger.”
“[As for] the New Moon and Sabbath, and your calling of convocations, I cannot abide mendacity with solemn assembly. My soul detests your New Moons and your appointed times; they have become a burden upon Me; I am weary of bearing them. When you spread your hands in prayer, I will hide My eyes from you; even if you were to intensify your prayer, I will not listen…Learn to do good, seek justice, vindicate the victim, render justice to the orphan, take up the grievance of the widow.”—Isaiah 1:13–15, 17.
In their misguided attempt to be “religious,” the gerrings skirt violating the fundamental Noahide law of idolatry. They are creating a religion out of the Noahide Code. Yes, I know that they deny it is a religion. They say it is a “relationship.” But isn’t this exactly what the Christians claim about Christianity?