edited by Kai Kjœr-Hansen
Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, renowned leader of the Habad movement for more than 40 years, who died in 1994, will take his place in the long line of Jewish Messiah pretenders. When a "messiah" dies, his followers find explanations. There are different ways to respond to such explanations, and when dealing with such matters one is inevitably led into the sphere of faith. That is no less true when Jesus-believing Jews and Christians maintain that Jesus was, and is, the Messiah.