|A story of the Rebbe #91 - Chassidim Are Not Weak|
During the early years of the Rebbe's nesius, a liberal rabbi named Herbert Weiner devoted hours of research into Chabad chassidus. As part of this project, he attended farbrengens and even had yechidus with the Rebbe. One of the questions that he asked the Rebbe was, "Isn?t the fact that Chassidim consult with the Rebbe before every decision they make a sign of weakness? Doesn?t it negate the concept of free choice?"
The Rebbe replied, "A weak person is usually overcome by his environment. However, our Chassidim can be sent anywhere, no matter how strange or even hostile, and they can look after themselves. So how can we possibly describe Chassidim as weak?"
Translated from the Kfar Chabad Magazine