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The New World

The Rebbe discusses Columbus’s discovery of America

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The New World: The Rebbe discusses Columbus’s discovery of America

Although Columbus “discovered” America, obviously these lands and their inhabitants existed before he arrived. They were just unknown to those living on the other side of the globe.
Discovery of America, Lubavitcher Rebbe
The New World
The Rebbe discusses Columbus’s discovery of America
Disc 80, Program 317

Event Date: 12 Tammuz 5744 - July 12, 1984

Although Columbus “discovered” America, obviously these lands and their inhabitants existed before he arrived. They were just unknown to those living on the other side of the globe.

The truth is, the indigenous American tribes, and all the plants and animals discovered on the American continent—they too originated in the “Old World.” Torah states that the first humans, and all plant and animal life, were created in the Garden of Eden. Torah identifies this place as a region near the Euphrates and Tigris rivers, in the Eastern Hemisphere.

“And from there, they were scattered upon the face of the entire earth.”

This explains another phenomenon: In South America, they have found in many places ancient writing and symbols that closely resemble those in India and the Middle East. Even letters that remarkably resemble Hebrew! They’ve even discovered certain indigenous customs that predate the arrival of Columbus and other Europeans, which clearly resemble Torah law.

Why? Because all mankind originates from the same place: the Garden of Eden.

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Stephen Pelser Las Vegas July 25, 2013

Columbus was Jewish Columbus original name Colon or Cohen...most of the crew on the three ships were Jewish because they sailed before sunset on 9Th Av. The navigator that whose name was hidden the in Rebbe"s speech was a Student of the astronomy Rabbi mentioned. His son was protected by Queen Isabella of Spain and was a Marrano (secret Jew) Reply

Anonymous charlotte July 22, 2013

Columbus was from Jewish descent Has anyone else read that Columbus was a secret Jew? Reply

Bryan Shane Toledo, OH/USA October 14, 2010

Rebbe on Columbus The Rebbe mentioned that his discussion of the inhabitants Native to the Americas prior to Columbus who had customs resembling Torah law would be in another discussion. I would very much like to hear this discussion. It is not enough to know that the pupils of R. Zacuto helped in the navigation. I need to know how those pupils lived according to halacha and how they perceived and interacted with the Native inhabitants. We already know how the Christian majority behaved and their history is written in blood. Were the pupils collaborators in the genocide or opponents of it according to Torah? Reply

Proud to be an American Oahu, Hawaii October 11, 2010

Columbus Wow, such a patriot! Reply

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