Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson of Chabad

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Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson. Photograph by Mordecai Baron. Source: Wikipedia Commons.
Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson. Photograph aby Mordecai Baron. Source: Wikipedia Commons.

A presentation on the life and work of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson (1902-1994), the Seventh Rebbe of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement. A native of Nikolaev, Ukraine, and educated in Germany and France, his leadership transformed his Hasidic followers into an international movement that continues to shape the lives of Jews world wide. The lecture was held at the Young Israel of Bal Harbour on Wednesday, June 5th.

One thought on “Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson of Chabad

    Mendy Alexander. HIS156 said:
    June 13, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    Thank you for giving me an insight on Chabad-Lubavitch from an outside perspective. I must say that I have never studied the Rebbe or his family from a historical perspective. It is indeed interesting to note the nature of the Rebbe’s Life in the mid 1930′s. Although there is a notion in Chabad that the Rebbe was a “thinker,” it is not at all broadcasted.

    I would also like to note one important fact about the Rebbe which was not mentioned in class. The Rebbe had a very rich relationship with his mother Chana Schneersohn. Although it was quite a luxury not really used in the 30′s, in 1939 he flew from New York to Paris to greet his mother in order to accompany her to the US. After the Rbbe became Rebbe in 1950 his relationship did not detoriate, it actually flourished until her passing in 1964.

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