Wednesday, March 08, 2017

‘Supergirl’ Villain Name-Drops ‘Lubavitcher Rabbi’ 

A recent episode of the The CW network’s show “Supergirl” referenced the Chabad-Lubavitch sect of Judaism.

In “Mr. and Mrs. Mxyzptlk,” which aired Feb. 21, a villain proposing marriage to the lead character, Kara Zor-El (portrayed by Melissa Benoist), says, “I’ll get our officiant. Do you want the Pope? The Lubavitcher Rabbi?”

The seventh and last leader of Chabad-Lubavitch, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, passed away in 1994 and is considered one of the most influential Jewish leaders of the last century. The Hasidic movement is known for its many “shluchim,” or emissaries, who set up Chabad houses to service Jews in countries the world and on university campuses.

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