Menu JTA Search

New Center for Hassidim of Lubacitcher is Movement Dedicated in London

A new community center to serve Hassidim of the Lubavitcher movement here, was formally opened last night with professions of devotion to the State of Israel and concern for all Jews the world over, particularly in the United States where, one speaker claimed, most of them suffered from *an abysmal lack of Jewish knowledge.”

The Anglo-Jewish writers, Wolf Mankowitz and Chaim Bermant, were hosts at the opening assembly. The principal speaker was Rabbi Zalman I. Posner of Congregation Sheer it Israel, Nashville, Tenn., who declared that the attitude of the Lubavitch movement toward Israel was one of “total commitment and total devotion.” He said that the Lubavitcher Rebbe, leader of the sect, “has an abiding interest in every Jew that comes to see him whether to seek knowledge or solace, but he is totally involved in everything that concerns the Holy Land and the State of Israel.”

Mr. Bermant said that on his recent visit to America he found the “vast majority of members of all religious streams within the Jewish community had one thing in common — an abysmal lack of Jewish knowledge.”

NEXT STORY