A good friend made an amusing observation yesterday on Facebook: a book titled Rebbe: The Life and Teachings of Menachem M. Schneerson, the Most Influential Rabbi in Modern History, by Joseph Telushkin, is currently ranked #1 on Amazon for “Christian Living“:
To give you an idea of the type of company the Rebbe currently keeps, here are the top six sellers in the category – or top four, depending on how charitably you feel like counting:
One way to interpret this development is as some form of sign that the current crisis in Judeo-Christian relations — Eric Cantor’s ouster by Tea Party conservatives — is overblown, and that the major “Western” religions are all much more closely bound than we might care to admit.
But there is another alternative. Indeed, this appearance on the Amazon list hardly marks the first time “living”, “Rebbe”, and “Christian” have been used to form a single sentence: Long live our Lord Christ forever King indeed Moreno!!!