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Thursday, August 23, 2007

David Luchins responds to WIC and the Lubavitcher Rebbe

I mentioned an article and video concerning a story told by David Luchins about Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm's personal contact with the Lubavitcher Rebbe, and how it led the creation of WIC.
The post can be seen here . . .
Today I received a comment from David Luchins himself in which he writes:
. . . I am a bit stunned that no one bothered to check with me about this matter. Incidently, I worked for Hubert Humphrey in 1972 and am familiar with this piece of legislation (and never worked for Senator Clinton, but the truth seems irrelevant to those with agendas). Bob Dole served in the House BEFORE he becama a Senator. As for this story,If you listen to the interview (instead of flipping out because an Orthodox Jew said something nice about a lady of colour) I never claimed that the Representative created WIC - only that she told us this stirring story about being inspired by the Rebbe to use her new position to help feed poor people and working with Bob Dole (and ,yes, Hubert Humphrey and Carl Perkins to do so). Its her story- not mine. She obviously thought enough of the Rebbe that she repeated it with great love decades later. What part of that upsets you so?

I did not voice any doubt to the veracity of his words -I did however link to the comments on a different blog that did.
In any event, perhaps this should help settle the issue . . . it's only too bad that someone who wanted to share his insights to the Lubavitcher community was the brunt of so much criticism.

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