Seeking Spiritual Redemption? Anthony Weiner to Visit Grand Chasidic Rebbe
Disgraced former congressman and now New York City mayoral candidate, Anthony Weiner announced plans to visit a grand Borough Park rebbe Thursday at 630pm.
The topic of discussion at the meeting between Weiner who is Jewish and Rabbi Moshe Leib Rabinovich, the Rebbe of Munkach will not likely be disclosed, as the event is open to the press for pictures only. However, if it is religious redemption that Weiner is seeking for his past, highly publicized sexual indiscretions, perhaps he would do well to prepare for his meeting with the grand rebbe by perusing through his writings on spritual refinement here.
More likely Weiner is after the Rebbe’s highly sought after political endorsement, described by the New York Post as a “prized etrog” that could “deliver thousands of votes in a bloc.”
The Rebbe is a favorite among the politically ambitious and was described by the Forward as being among the “power rebbes.” Other New York politicians that have sought his blessings include, mayoral candidate Bill Thompson and current mayor Michael Bloomberg.