Abuse of Torah Sources

Chabad missionaries utilize similar techniques as Xtian missionaries by misinterpreting classical Jewish religious sources. A Chabad missionary in the video below tries to claim that the Chabad rebbe is physically alive based on the certain Torah sources that ""the righteous in their deaths are CALLED alive"".

"Does going to the ohel (Tomb of the Chabad Rebbe) contradict believing that the Rebbe is physically alive?" Going to the Ohel

However authentic Torah sources such as Berakhot 18a do NOT state that the righteous, after death, are PHYSICALLY alive, rather they are CALLED alive. After their death, they are CALLED alive due to the ""righteous mighty deeds"" they performed while they were alive so that they merit a share in the World to Come.

""...these are the righteous, who even in their death are called living."" Berakhot 18a

See Radak here: II Samuel 23:20 Radak on Samuel

When viewing Chabad videos and lectures, one must carefully determine: Are the exact words in Torah sources being clearly cited, along with the location of the Torah source? If the Torah sources are not being clearly cited, then one has to suspect that the sources may be misquoted.

Abuse of Torah Sources