Feb 11, 2014
Lubavitchers in the Israeli Mossad?

Ex-chief of Israel's national intelligence agency Meir Dagan had an interesting answer to the question if Lubavitchers serve in the Mossad.

By COLlive reporter

Are there Lubavitcher chassidim serving in the Mossad?

This candid question was presented to Meir Dagan, the former director of the national intelligence agency of Israel, during a private meeting in Jerusalem, on Tuesday.

Dagan, who served under 3 prime ministers and was an officer in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), was chatting with donors following the inauguration of a new career development center for frum Jews.

During the conversation about the employment of haredi Jews in the country's many security branches, Dagan was asked whether Lubavitchers serve in the Mossad.

His reply: "You will be surprised to know how many haredim serve in the Mossad."

Dagan added that aside from the employment of chassidim in a professional capacity, the Chabad organization provides spiritual assistance at Mossad's central commend in Tel Aviv.

"Chabad gets a Yashar Koach (kudos) because thanks to them the synagogue at the Mossad command was renovated and we now have a luxurious shul."

As reported in the past, Dagan had a friendly relationship with a Shluchim couple in Belarus when he underwent a successful liver transplant in 2012.

"The Chabad House in Minsk, (a city which) its Jewish history is known to all, became my home," said Dagan who was born on a train between the Soviet Union and Poland during the Holocaust. "Rabbi Schneur Deitsch and his wife will remain forever engraved in my heart."

The Rebbe's unknown ties to the head of the Mossad and their assistance to Chabad's educational and outreach activities in the Former Soviet Union were mapped out in the Hebrew book "The Rebbe and the Mossad," published in 1998.

The inside story of the Rebbe's involvement in Israel's security, as told by its defense and government leaders, is told in JEM's documentary film Faithful and Fortified - Volume 1.


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1
Yitzchok
I have no doubt that besides for providing spiritual support to Jews wherever or whoever they might be. Chabad as an organization has never been involved overtly or covertly with Mossad or any other intelligence agency,
(2/11/2014 5:10:31 PM)
2
Chabad in Mossad
But aside for helping out in getting a renovated shul and Spiritual assistance ... Dose Chabad actually work in Mossad missions?
Or at least making IDF plane things out using the rebbes views on how things should be done.
(2/11/2014 5:30:57 PM)
3
Amazing
Brought memories when i was privileged to see our Rebbe.
(2/11/2014 6:22:14 PM)
4
Go Schneur & Bassie (nee Fischer) Deitsch!
Yo the best!!! An exemplary team of Shluchim!!!
(2/11/2014 8:34:07 PM)
5
#1 and #2
Whatever is publicized is for you to know. The rest is private.
(2/12/2014 4:21:13 PM)
6
The Rebbe's policy:
Chabad doesn't work for any Israeli Government Branches.
Maybe privately some Lubavitchers do it, but not Chabad as an organisation or anyone who represents Chabad.
Ask Rabbi Sudak about it.
(2/13/2014 1:42:23 PM)
7
Shoyteh
The Mosad is way more sophisticated then their media front as a branch or orginasation. Thats not how it works. you don't "work" for the CIA and get a paycheck. Rather they use resources of all sorts, other organizations and other individuals, so they don't "work" for them

At least not in blogsphare
(2/17/2014 12:32:33 AM)
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