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Monday, March 29, 2004

MBD for Moshiach??

Protocols is highlighting an ad for a "Mass Rally to Greet Moshiach" in Crown Heights this Wednesday to mark the "Rebbe Melech Hamoshiach"'s 102nd birthday.

Protocols notes that the ad promises a special appearance by Mordecai Ben David and continues:

"One reader who sent this [ad] declared, 'I think it is alarming that a mainstream, non-Lubavitcher Jewish singing star like him might participate, giving strength, credibility and encouragement to the messianic Lubavitchers.' Such a concern would seem to me yet another claim that the yeshivish/chasidic music stars are to be considered role models, or that there's much more to their motivation beyond the money; this has consistently proven to be a poor claim to make. Nonetheless, it's hard to imagine how any non-messianist Jew would take part in this event in any fashion, and I wonder if he'll go through with it."

I assume MBD wouldn't have allowed his picture to be plastered all over if he didn't expect to 'go through with it'. I have also been informed by a very good source in Israel that MBD was scheduled to appear tonight in a similar rally that was held in the soccer stadium, Yad Eliyahu, near Tel Aviv.

I also assume that, as Protocols (and many of the comments) suggests this has nothing to do with Moshiach and a lot to do with money.

Moshiach, Moshiach, Moshiach, ay yay yay yay yay yay yay yay!

UPDATE: Although no one has ever seen me and BloginDm together, I can assure you that we are not the same person, even though we put out scarily similar posts today at virtually the same time.


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