Wednesday, January 24, 2007
The phrase "Yechi Adoneinu Moreinu v'Rabbeinu Melech haMoshiach l'olam vo'ed!" is used by many Lubavitch Chassidic Jews to pray and proclaim that the seventh Lubavitcher Rebbe, Menachem Mendel Schneerson (1902-1994), is the awaited messiah as prophesied in the Hebrew Scriptures. It may be translated "(Long [shall]) Live our Master, our Teacher, and our Rabbi, the King Messiah, for ever and ever." Or "Our Master and Teacher King Moshiach (messiah) Shall Live Forever (and Ever)". The phrase can be seen printed in various settings, notably on pamphlets, posters and small prayer cards. It is chanted by many people at the end of daily communal prayers in Lubavitch congregations, including the main Lubavitch synagogue in Crown Heights, "770". Yechi has a complex and controversial history.
This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Yechi". This entry is a fragment of a larger work. Link may die if entry is finally removed or merged.