"If someone was born a Jew, he is a Jew for all his life and he cannot change it. It can only make his life more complicated."
A friend has graciously supplied this translation, transcription and commentary on the video above:
Word of the Kingdom [like Royal Decree, probably from one of the rabbi's letters]:
That even in these last moments of exile, we stand firmly in support of the complete integrity of the Holy Land not to return God forbid even the tiniest portion of the Land of Israel to the Gentiles,
Sabbath Reading of Shelach [Numbers 13-15]
Then it says in big letters the title of this clip: Distributing Dollars. [This is a weird Chabad custom of every Monday I think the rabbi would stand and give out one dollar bills to a long line of visitors. People who received them would keep them in a separate place for their entire lives. In a way the rabbi was purchasing their souls with the dollars, but I dont think anyone looked at it that way.]
at 37' the visitor says:
I am a Christian.
I am from a Jewish family
and became a Christian at the age of 29.
I feel that my mission...
I am a Catholic today
and I came because I deeply love my people
and I have written these books
so that all the Catholics can know
from where they come.
Rabbi: if someone is born a Jew
he is a Jew his whole life
V: yes I know
R: he cannot change that.
he can make his whole life
more confused and difficult
V: my life is not difficult today.
R: if someone thinks that his illness is something healthy
that is just a sign
that his illness is much worse
and he requires treatment
as quickly as possible
V: I am very satisfied
because for me "that man" [substituted in the Hebrew text for the name Jesus, which Orthodox Jews will not say or write]
R: [cuts him off] as i said before
if you consider yourself like a healthy person
that is simply a sign that you are sicker
than what others might think about you.
V: certainly I am a sinner
R: I am not speaking...
I am speaking
about your great sin
that you changed, as it were,
your Jewish identity
V: my parents never took me
to a synagogue
R: that is not an excuse
for someone healthy to be sick
simply because his parents wanted him that way.
do you understand what i am saying?
V: I understand you.
R: May Hashem the Blessed One bless you
that you be healthy
and especially that you be a Jew openly
that you announce to all the people around you
that this was a great mistake
and Hashem the Blessed One has so much
that He will forgive
even the great sins
that were committed
V: Rabbi, pray for me
R: As i said before
this is just a sign that your illness is
than you realize
and than i realize.
and may Hashem the Blessed One bless you
that you will have Good News [!]
and don't get into arguments with people
about the fact that you
you were born a Jew
V: I am always a Jew
R: Be a Jew, and a Jew openly
And everyone around you
especially your family
that is in your power to warn
that someone who stumbles in a great sin
even so he has strength from God
to escape from his deep illness
and the faster you do that
the faster Moshiach will come -
- the true Messiah
V: May I give you this book?
R: Yes, thank you very much.
V: Thank you Rabbi
R: [talking to his associates after the visitor leaves]
this will prevent you from giving it to someone else
and to cause someone else
to do something mistaken.
[tosses the book down behind him]