The publication of Rabbi Jeremy Rosen’s exposé of Chabad’s twisting and exaggeration of his father’s story has drawn a lot of attention inside Chabad. And the author of Chabad’s most deceitful version, Rabbi Tuvia Bolton of Kfar Chabad, Israel, has taken to promising at least some readers that he would correct and update his version. One such reader emailed me with a link to Rabbi Bolton’s "correction," which turns out to be an edited version of the story that replaces Rabbi Kopul Rosen’s name with the anonymous "Rabbi J.," and that keeps many of the lies of the original version intact. And, Rabbi Bolton nowhere mentions his errors or publicly apologizes for lying about Rabbi Rosen’s relationship with the Rebbe, and his passing.
How can anyone trust anything Chabad publishes or says when its rabbis lie like this?
[Hat tip: Shoshana.]
[Here’s a PDF of Rabbi Bolton’s "corrected" version: Download tuvia_bolton.pdf
UPDATE: Rabbi Ariel Sokolovsky has kindly forwarded Rabbi Bolton’s weekly parsha hashavua email, in which Rabbi Bolton ‘apologizes’ and promises to post a "revised" version on his website’s archives:
[sic] I have been informed that some of the details of last week’s (Parshat Yisro)
story are incorrect. Mainly that, unlike what I wrote, Rabbi Kopol [sic] Rosen’s
relation to Chabad in fact had always been positive. My appologies. A
edition will be published in our archives.
That "revised edition" contains the lies noted immediately above.