Science says the Rebbe has been dead nearly 30 years. Faith, however….
In this essay, a Chabad educator talks about Gimmel Tammuz, the date of the Rebbe’s “death.”
“Every talmid [student] must know that we have a Rebbe that is with us today and that they can personally connect with the Rebbe today. They can write to the Rebbe today, via the Ohel and Igros Kodesh, and receive direct answers from the Rebbe to their individual challenges.”
The structure of the argument will be familiar to those of us who have followed the faith vs science debates in Orthodox and Conservative Jewish circles.