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Jews / Schneerson Death #154254

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Jun 12, 1994
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Reports introduced.

(New York: Karen Burnes) Death of controversial Jewish rabbi Menachem Schneerson, leader of an ultraorthodox Hasidic sect, featured; film and video shown while Schneerson's background as a religious and political leader is reviewed. [Jewish scholar Allan NADLER, Rabbi Simon JACOBSON - explain Schneerson's appeal.] His follower's belief that Schneerson was the messiah detailed.

(Tel Aviv: Dean Reynolds) The reaction of Schneerson's followers in Israel to his death featured; details given of his significant role in Israel politics because of the blind faith bloc voting of his supporters; scenes shown from Israel and Brooklyn. [Two ADHERENTS - comment.] Schneerson said never setting foot in Israel!

Burnes, Karen;
Reynolds, Dean;
Simpson, Carole

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