So I was wondering if Judaism had something like Papal Infallibility.
I came across this on Wikipedia:
In the Hassidic tradition, however, infallibility is taught in the Chabad tradition in connection with a Rebbe.
…which then links to these pages:
“We see from here that certain Tzaddikim (not all perhaps, for it is possible for a Tzaddik not to have the level of Yechidah shine in him; in fact, this phenomenon appears to be present only for a very high level of Tzaddik) not only do not sin or even desire to sin (as discussed in Tanya; see chs. 1, 11) but they also do not err.”
*'A Chossid accepts the words of his Rebbe fully and unconditionally with pure emunas Tzadikimas as emes laamitoi (the absolute truth). If he is indeed a Chossid, he has not the slightest shadow of doubt that what he is told by his Rebbe is Shechina medaberes mi’toch grono (the Shechinah speaking from the throat) of the Rebbe. Does he understand what his Rebbe says? Not necessarily. But his approach is not predicated upon intellect, but upon emunah.
“The Previous Lubavitcher Rebbe taught:
The concept of a Rebbe is to reveal down here [in this physical world] what he heard in Gan Eden. The Rebbe is the “I stand between G-d and you at that time to tell you the Word of G-d,” (Devarim 5:5) as is written of Moses, our teacher. “To tell you” means “to draw down to you” the Word of G-d.
Likutei Dibburim, vol. 4, p. 1408.”
“Put differently, a Rebbe does not say a word of his own. This also appears to imply the concept of the Tzaddik’s infallibility.”
So my question is…does Judaism have Papal Infallibility amongst their Rebbes?..And if they believe that…what are we as Catholics supposed to make and counter it with since we claim our religion has Papal Infallibility as well?*