posted on May, 22 2006 @ 09:24 AM
The hasidics are interesting wrt the messiah. There are a lot of hasidic sects, like the lubbavitch and satmars. When the Grande Rebbi of the
Lubbacitchers died a few years ago, the sect schismed. One portion wanted a new Rebbi as per usual. The other group said that the Rebbi was going to
climb out of his grave, becuase he was the messiah, and that they can't have a new rebbie because he is still their rebbi.
This is similar to the idea of the occultation of Imam Mohammed Mahdi in Shia Islam, or the death, ressurection, and ascent into heaven of Jesus in
The Chasidics also, I beleive, draw heavily upon the Kabbala and its esoteric traditions, so perhaps it makes sense that some of them would have a