The possibility that Rubashkin belongs to the Chabad sect which believes their long deceased Rebbe may yet return as the Messiah raises a bunch of interesting questions, many first asked by VID YID.
My tentative answers in brackets.
- Can we establish someone's status based on his choice of kippa? Does the fact that Rubashkin wore such a kippa mean that he is a meshichist? (NO)
- Assuming he is a meshichist are we still required to turn the world upside down on his behalf? Does the mitzvah of pidyon shevuyim extend to a heretic of this kind? (DUNNO)
- And what about his meat? Would you eat meat that had been slaughtered at a plant owed by a J4J (NO) Is this different? (DUNNO)
Rude post? HELL NO! (oops)
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