Are “Comparative Religion Studies” Acceptable?
Question: I’m a Lubavitcher Chassid who serves as principal in a non-Chabad community day-school in the Midwest. Most of our board members are traditional Jews with a liberal slant. There has been a recent push by the board to introduce into the school curriculum “comparative religion studies” where the students explore the origins of other religions (including Christian) in addition to, l’havdil, Judaism. I am strongly opposed to this idea and was wondering if the Rebbe gave guidance on this particular topic. Rabbi Gershon Avtzon answers in this week’s Chinuch and Moshiach column • Full Article