In the USA, the only acceptable type of conservatism is rabbinical.
Another one from the you can’t make this up file. On Saturday night Jared Kushner and his wife Ivanka went to the Montefiore Cemetery in Cambria Heights, Queens, New York City and prayed at the graves of Menachem Mendel Schneerson and his father-in-law Yosef Yitzchok Schneersohn. Some Jews believe that Menachem Mendel Schneerson is the Jewish ‘moshiach’ or ‘messiah’. Women and men visitors are required to wear a head covering, wear modest dress, avoid wearing leather shoes, and when leaving the grave sites they are also required to walk backwards. Visitors to the ohel (grave) write kvitlach on a piece of paper, rip it up, and throw it on the grave. A kvitlach is a petitionary prayer given to a rabbi in the hopes he will bless the prayer and make it come true. Kvitlach are also placed on graves so that the dead rabbis may intercede on the petitioner’s request. This peculiar custom, which is similar to the rabbinic scam of placing your prayer in the Western Wall for money, is a practice developed by the Hasidic rabbis. One Jewish media outlet laughably credited Ivanka’s visit to the ohel for the reason Donald Trump’s life being spared when the Secret Service rushed him off stage in Reno, Nevada at a campaign stop due to a possible perceived threat. The majority of the Jewish media said she was there to write a kvitlach for her father winning the presidency of the United States in the upcoming week.
Rules for visiting the Ohel
Two quotes from Menachem Mendel Schneerson which give the reader an idea of the caliber of the rebbe’s mind:
more on Menachem ‘moshiach’ Schneerson & his influence:
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