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by Alisa lisa Sophia (2019-05-24)

More traditional is the Satmar court. It's former Numerologist Review rebbe, Moshe Teitelbaum, held the now controversial view that only after the coming of the Jewish Messiah, should a Jewish state be founded in Israel. Although a moot issue at this point, this belief emphasizes the "basically non-violent" nature of Satmar Hasidim. Satmar strives to keep a distance between themselves and non-believers. One thing about the Hasidics is very clear-they normally adhere to their ideals with profound integrity-something that is rare among religious traditions generally, with the exception of groups such as Quakers, Amish, as well as many adherents of the mystical traditions. Some would question whether Hasidim visibly express their love with non-Jews-whether they equally honor the Sacred spirit that resides in all people. With the mystical leanings that they hold, I would expect them to find support and community among mystics of the yogic, Sufi, etc. traditions, who also are seeking union with the Divine and are working to infuse the Sacred in our earthly world. What I am told is that-although some courts of Hasidics are less demonstrative, Lubavitcher Hasidics are very clear about reaching out to all people with warmth and love. They do in fact honor the Divine spirit in all. In my community, I'm familiar with one local congregation that represents the Hasidic tradition. This Lubavitcher group beautifully captures the vibrancy that true Hasidism boasts. Those entering the center will be welcomed with warmth and love and may experience spirited singing, joyous prayer, lively dancing, words of inspiration, fascinating storytelling, and, if the occasion is right, a festive dinner. This setting, along its rich mystical content and Kabbalistic teachings, creates a spiritual high that you can take with you when you go. How many Christians may say that the church is the reason for the relationship they have with Jesus Christ? I certainly cannot say that, because my relationship with Jesus Christ is unfamiliar to the churches that I have attended, yet my belief in the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is firmly in place, which leads me to ask this question, is the church a success? The church is the property of Jesus Christ, therefore, it is his responsibility to build it; Jesus Christ spoke to his disciple Simon Peter saying, "I say also to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church" (Matthew 16:18).