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Rabbi Dovid Nosson Lesser

דוד נתן ב"ר יעקב אליהו

Baal, Michtam L'David

Date of Death: Tue. October 13, 1970 - Tishrei 13 5731



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Rabbi Avroham Zusha Ziskind

אברהם זושא ב"ר יצחק מאיר

Rosh Kollel, Kollel Avreichim, Crown Heights, Brooklyn

Date of Death: Tue. April 11, 1967 - Nissan 1 5727
Rosh Chodesh



Photo Caption: Rav Avroham Ziskind, Credit: chabadpedia

Bio Information:
Prior to New York, the Rav served in Newark, New Jersey.


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Rabbi Yisroel Jacobson

ישראל ב"ר יעקב ליב

Rav, Congregation Agudas Achim Ansche Bobruisk, Brownsville, Brooklyn

Date of Death: Tue. May 27, 1975 - Sivan 17 5735


Bio Information:
Rav Jacobson was among the first Chasidei Chabad to arrive on these shores and was very instrumental in establishing and rebuilding the movement in North America. The Rav relocated from Russia with the permission of the  of the Frierdiker Rebbe.


Photo Caption: Rav Yisroel Jacobson, Credit: ChabadPedia

Photo Caption: Rav Yisroel Jacobson, Credit: Rabbi Herchel Tzeig

Photo Caption: Congregation Agudas Achim Ansche Bobruisk as it stands today on 729 Saratoga Avenue, Credit: Google

Photo Caption: Rabbi Aaron Lazer Zeitlin (Rabbi Jacobson’s brother-in-law) d. 1938. Rabbi Zeitlin died in a Russian prison camp for the “crime” of spreading Judaism. Credit: ChabadPedia

Photo Caption: Rebbe Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn, Lubavitcher Rebbe d. 1950, soon after his arrival to the United States, Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History (IFJCAH)


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Rabbi Eliyahu Simpson (Yaichel)

אליהו ב"ר שמעון אהרן

Rav, Congregation Temach Tedek, Borough Park, Brooklyn

Date of Death: Tue. December 21, 1976 - Kislev 29 5737
Chanukkah



Photo Caption: Rav Eliyahu Simpson, Credit: Chabad Wiki

Photo Caption:
 Rav Eliyahu Simpson, Credit: Rabbi Shneur Zalman Berger

Bio Information:
Rav Simpson learned in Tomchei Temimim in Lubavitch ( Lyubavichi), Russia for 15 years and was among the prominent “chozrim” of the Rebbe Rashab (d. 1920). The Rav was among the first  Chabad chassidim to arrive on these shores and served at Congregation Tzemach Tzedek in Brooklyn for over 50 years.
When the Rebbe Rayatz (d. 1950) arrived in the United States at the end of 1929 he stayed at the home of Rav Simpson. In the video of “America is not Different” produced by JEM, the Previous Rebbe is seen standing on the porch of Rabbi Simpson’s house in Borough Park addressing the large crowd who came to greet him. The Rav would go on to serve as the Rebbe’s gabi (personal assistant).
Credit: shturem.org, from the writings of  Rabbi Shneur Zalman Berger


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Rabbi Shalom DovBer Gordon

שלום דובער ב"ר יוחנן

Rav, Congregation Ahavath Zion, Newark, New Jersey

Date of Death: Sun. April 15, 2001 - Nisan 22 5761
Pesach (last day)


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Photo Caption: Rav Gordon, Credit: Needed 

Of Note:
Rav Yehoshua”Josh” Gordon, the late directed of Chabad of the Valley in headquartered in Tarzana, CA was the Rav’s son.


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Rabbi Tzvi Hirish Sandomirsky

צבי ב"ר חיים אשר אנשיל

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Mon. October 1, 1956 - Tishrei 26 5717


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Photo Caption: Rabbi Sandomirsky’s father-in-law, Rebbe Shmuel Kaufman, Miropoler Rebbe


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Rabbi Yerachmiel Benjaminson

ירחמיאל בן אברהם יהודה ליב

Chief Chabad Rabbi, Montreal, Canada

Date of Death: Mon. January 24, 1955 - Shevat 1 5715
Rosh Chodesh


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Photo Caption: Rav Yerachmiel Benjaminson, Credit: Needed


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Rabbi Shemaryahu Gurary

שמריהו בן מנחם מענדל

Director, Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim, Lubavitch

Date of Death: Sat. February 11, 1989 - Adar I 6 5749


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Photo Caption: Rav Gurary,  the son-in-law of Rebbe Yosef Yitzchok Schneersohn (d. 1950), the sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe at his Ohel. (photo credit needed)


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Rabbi Meir Ashkenazi

מאיר ב"ר שניאור זלמן

Chief Rabbi, Shanghai, China

Date of Death: Wed. August 25, 1954 - Av 26 5714


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Photo Caption: Rabbi Meir Ashkenazi in his youth, Credit: Needed
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Photo Caption: Rabbi Meir Ashkenazi, Credit: Wang Xuemen


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Rabbi Zalman Shimon Dworkin

זלמן שמעון ב"ר ירוחם

Chief Rabbi, Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Date of Death: Sat. March 9, 1985 - Adar 17 5745


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Photo Caption: Rav Zalman Shimon Dworkin, Credit: Needed

Bio Information:
Soon after moving to the Chabad community in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, Rav Zalman Shimon Dworkin was appointed Cheif Rabbi over all its instatutions. A postion he held until his passing in 1985.


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Rabbi Shneur Zalman Schneerson

שניאר זלמן ב״ר מנחם מענדל

Nassi - President , Shevet Yehuda Institute

Date of Death: Wed. July 2, 1980 - Tammuz 18 5740


 

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Photo Caption: Rav Shneur Zalman Schneerson, Chief Rabbi, Association of Orthodox Jewry of France, Credit: Hadassa Carlebach
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Photo Caption: Rav Shneur Zalman Schneerson, Chief Rabbi, Association of Orthodox Jewry of France, Credit: Hadassa Carlebach
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Photo Caption: Rabbi Shneur Zalman Schneerson’s great great grandfather, Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the Tzemach Tzedek of Lubavitch d. 1866. Among his famous quotes is  “Trakht gut vet zein gut — Think good and it will be good.”, Credit: Needed
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Photo Caption: Ohel of Rebbe Dovber Schneuri (d. 1827) the second Rebbe of Lubavitch and more commonly referred to as the Mitteler Rebbe, being the second of the first three generations of Chabad leaders. The Rebbe was the first Chabad leader to live in the town of Lyubavichi (Lubavitch). The Rebbe’s son-in-law, The Tzemach Tzedek, would go on to become the third Rebbe of Lubavitch, Credit: Jewish Community of Nizhny Novgorod.

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Photo Caption: Rebbe Shneur Zalman of Liady, Baal HaTanya, (d. 1812), founder and first Rebbe of Chabad. The Rebbe was laid to rest in Hadiach, Ukraine.
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Photo Caption: The Rebbe’s ohel in  Hadiach, Ukraine, Credit: Hamodia

Bio Information:
The Rav’s great grandfather Rav Baruch Shalom Schneerson (d. 1869) was also the the great great grandfather of Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson, “The Rebbe”, (d. 1994).  Rav Baruch Shalom Schneerson was the oldest son of the Tzemach Tzedek.


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Rebbe Shmuel Kaufman

שמואל ב"ר אברהם דוד

Miropoler Rebbe

Date of Death: Mon. June 20, 1938 - Sivan 20 5698


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Photo Caption: Rebbe Shmuel Kaufman in New York City, Credit: Needed
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Photo Credit: The Jewish Morning Journal, December 8th, 1921
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Photo Caption: Advertisement announcing the upcoming yartzeit of the Rebbe’s father, Credit: The Jewish Morning Journal, November, 27, 1921
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Photo Caption: The Rebbe’s father-in-law, Rebbe Baruch Bentzion, Loyev Chernobyler Rebbe d. 1945, Credit: Yitz Twersky, KGH

Bio Information:
The Rebbe was a great grandson of Rebbe Shmuel Kaminker (the second, d. 1843) the student of Rebbe Levi Yitzchok of Bardichev and Rebbe Avroham Yehoshua Hershel of Apt. The Rebbe’s maternal great grandfather Rebbe Arele of Totiv was a grandson of Rebbe Yisroel Baal Shem Tov.


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Rebbe Chaim Moshe Yehoshua Schneerson - Twersky

חיים משה יהושע ב"ר מרדכי דובער

Tomashpol Koidnover Rebbe

Date of Death: Mon. September 14, 1959 - Elul 11 5719


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Photo Caption: Rebbe Chaim Moshe Yehoshua Schneerson – Twersky,  Credit: Yitz Twersky, Kew Garden Hills, NY

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Photo Caption: Ohel of Rebbe Dovber Schneuri (d. 1827) the second Rebbe of Lubavitch and more commonly referred to as the Mitteler Rebbe, being the second of the first three generations of Chabad leaders. The Rebbe was the first Chabad leader to live in the town of Lyubavichi (Lubavitch). The Mitteler Rebbe’s  oldest son, Menachem Nachun was the Tomashpol Koidnover Rebbe grandfather. Credit: Jewish Community of Nizhny Novgorod.
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Photo Caption: Rebbe Shneur Zalman of Liady, Baal HaTanya, d. 1812, founder and first Rebbe of Chabad. The Rebbe was laid to rest in Hadiach, Ukraine. The Tomashpol Koidnover Rebbe father was a great grandson of the Baal HaTanya.
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Photo Credit: Rabbi Benzion Twerski, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Caption:
1. Reb Kalman Flaks, a noted Bobover chossid
2. Rebbe Yaakov Yisroel Twersky, Hornisteiple Milwaukee Rebbe
3. RebbeMordechai Shlomo Friedman, Boyaner Rebbe
4. Rebbe Chaim Moshe Yehoshua Schneerson – Twersky, Tomashpol Koidnover Rebbe
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Photo Caption: Rav Moshe Weinberger of Aish Kodesh, Woodmere, NY at the tzion of Rebbe Levi Yitzchok of Berditchev, June, 2015, Credit: Reb Dov Elias, Kew Gardens Hills, NY

Bio Information: 
The Rebbe is a direct descendant of Rebbe Schneur Zalman of Liadi, the Baal HaTanya. In addition, the Rebbe’s grandmother was the granddaughter of Rebbe Levi Yitzchok of Berditchev (d. 1810).


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Reebe Menachem Mendel Schneerson

מנחם מענדל ב"ר לוי יצחק

Lubavitcher Rebbe

Date of Death: Sun. June 12, 1994 - Tammuz 3 5754


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Photo Caption: Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson, Lubavitcher Rebbe, Credit: The Ohel Chabad Lubavitch Visitor Center
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Photo Caption: Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson, Lubavitcher Rebbe, Credit:: Neil Folberg
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Photo Caption: Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson, Lubavitcher Rebbe, Credit: Needed
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Photo Caption: The Rebbe, Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson, Credit: Needed
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Photo Caption: Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson, Lubavitcher Rebbe, outside his office on 770 Eastern Parkway, Credit: Needed
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Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson, Lubavitcher Rebbe, leaving 770 Eastern Parkway, October 2, 1977 Credit: The Living Archive (JEM) and Levi Freidin
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Photo Caption: Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson, Lubavitcher Rebbe at a pre-Purim farbrengen, 1983, Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History

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Photo Caption: 770 Easter Parkway as it stands today. The building, which soon became known as 770 as it served as the main Chabad synagogue, a Yeshiva and offices for the Merkos L’Inyonei Chinuch. The Rebbe’s office was located on the first floor of 770. Credit: Shmuel Botch Amsel, Brooklyn, NY
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Photo Caption: Original shtenders and chair used by the Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the Rebbe in his humility insisted that they be of simple design. Credit: Shmuel Botchy Amsel, Brooklyn, NY
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Photo Caption: The Ohel Chabad Lubavitch Visitor Center decked out in honor of Chanukah, Credit: Shmuel Botchy Amsel, Brooklyn, NY
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Photo Caption: Mikva Yisroel (new mikva) located a few houses down from the The Ohel Chabad Lubavitch Visitor Center. Credit: Shmuel Botchy Amsel, Brooklyn, NY
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Ohel Mikva Old
Photo Caption: The Ohel Chabad Ateres Shlomo Mikva (old mikva) located on 126-10 Francis Lewis Blvd in Cambria Heights, Queens as it stands today.
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Photo Caption: View from the Ohel Chabad Lubavitch Visitor Center overlooking the Ohel, Credit: Shmuel Botchy Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

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Photo Caption: Kvitel requests left at the Lubavitcher Rebbes kever



Dedication to the Rebbe’s parents, Rav Levi Yitzchok Schneerson and Rebbetzin Chana Schneerson

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Photo Caption: Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson, Lubavitcher Rebbe’s father Rav Levi Yitzchok Schneerson d. 1944. Rav Levi Yitzchok Schneerson a great kabalist served in Yekatrinoslav, Ukraine. The Rav was buried in Almaty, Kazakhstan, making it one of the most far flung kivrei tzadikim in the world.
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Photo Caption: Kever of  Rav Levi Yitzchok Schneerson (front) in Almaty, Kazakhstan, Credit: Aaron C. Kinderlehrer, Kew Gardens Hills.
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Photo Caption: Kever of  Rav Levi Yitzchok Schneerson (front) in Almaty, Kazakhstan, Credit: Aaron C. Kinderlehrer, Kew Gardens Hills.
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Photo Caption: Kever of  Rav Levi Yitzchok Schneerson (back) in Almaty, Kazakhstan, Credit: Aaron C. Kinderlehrer, Kew Gardens Hills.
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Photo Caption: Ohel atop the kever of  Rav Levi Yitzchok Schneerson in Almaty, Kazakhstan, Credit: Aaron C. Kinderlehrer, Kew Gardens Hills.
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Photo Caption: Kever of Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson, Lubavitcher Rebbe’s mother, Rebbetzin Chana Schneerson d.1944, located just outside the ohel on Francis Lewis Boulevard, Credit: Shmuel Botchy Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Bio Information: 
Scores of books have been and continue to be  published on the life and times of  Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson. It should be noted that The Rebbe’s ohel is the most frequented grave in the United States.


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Rebbe Yosef Yitzchok Schneersohn

יוסף יצחק ב"ר שלום דובער

Lubavitcher Rebbe

Date of Death: Sat. January 28, 1950 - Shevat 10 5710


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Photo Caption: Rebbe Yosef Yitzchok SchneersohnLubavitcher Rebbe, Credit: VirtualJudaica.com 
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Photo Caption: Rebbe Yosef Yitzchok Schneersohn Lubavitcher Rebbe (at 770), Credit: Needed

Photo Caption: Rebbe Yosef Yitzchok Schneersohn, Lubavitcher Rebbe, during his first visit to the United States, Credit: IFJCAH
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Photo Caption: Rebbe Yosef Yitzchok Schneersohn, Lubavitcher Rebbe (during his trip to Eretz Yisroel), Credit: Needed|
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Photo Caption: Rebbe Yosef Yitzchok Schneersohn, Lubavitcher Rebbe’s father, Rebbe Sholom DovBer Schneersohn (d, 1920),  commonly referred to by the acronym Rashab, fifth Lubavitcher Rebbe, Credit: Chabad Library
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Photo Caption: The fourth Rebbe of Chabad-Lubavitch, Rebbe Shmuel, known by the acronym Maharash, was born in the town of Lubavitch (White Russia) on the 2nd of Iyar in the year 5594 (1834). Rebbe Shmuel was the youngest of seven sons born to the Tzemach Tzedek. Among his famous quotes is “Lechatchilah ariber”. Rebbe Shmuel, who throughout his life suffered from many ailments, passed away at the young age of 48, on the 13th of Tishrei in the year 5643 (1882). He is buried alongside his father in the city of Lubavitch. Credit: Needed 

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Photo Caption:  Portrait of 
Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the Tzemach Tzedek of Lubavitch d. 1866. The Rebbe was the 3rd Rebbe of Lubavich and the son-in-law of the Mitteler Rebbe. Among his famous quotes is  “Trakht gut vet zein gut — Think good and it will be good.”, Credit: Needed
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Photo Caption: Rebbe Shneur Zalman of Liady, Baal HaTanya, d. 1812, founder and first Rebbe of Chabad. The Rebbe was laid to rest in Hadiach, Ukraine.
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Photo Caption: The Baal HaTanya’s ohel in Hadiach, Ukraine, Credit: Hamodia
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Photo Caption: Ohel of Rebbe Dovber Schneuri (d. 1827) the second Rebbe of Lubavitch and more commonly referred to as the Mitteler Rebbe, being the second of the first three generations of Chabad leaders. The Rebbe was the first Chabad leader to live in the town of Lyubavichi (Lubavitch). The Rebbe’s son-in-law, The Tzemach Tzedek, would go on to become the third Rebbe of Lubavitch, Credit: Jewish Community of Nizhny Novgorod.
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Photo Caption: Ohel of Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the Tzemach Tzedek of Lubavitch d. 1866 (3rd Rebbe of Lubavitch) and his youngest son Rebbe Shmuel more commonly know as The Rebbe Maharash (4rd Rebbe of Lubavitch) d. 1834. Both are buried in Lyubavichi, Russia, Credit:Rabbi Gavriel Gordon, Director of MyLubavich. Special appreciation: 
Rabbi Levi Mondshine, Jewish community of Smolensk, Russia
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Photo Caption: Kever (ohel) of   Rebbe Sholom DovBer Schneersohn (d, 1920),  commonly referred to by the acronym Rashab, Rostov-on-the-Don, Russia, Credit: Rabbi Chaim Danzinger, Shliach and Chief Rabbi of Rostov-on-Don
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Photo Caption: Rabbi Berel Lazar, Chief Rabbi of Russia outside the ohel in Lubavich, Russia, Credit:Rabbi Gavriel Gordon, Director of MyLubavich. Special appreciation: Rabbi Levi Mondshine, Jewish community of Smolensk, Russia 
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Photo Caption: 770 Easter Parkway as it stands today. The building, which soon became known as 770 as it served as the main Chabad synagogue, a Yeshiva and offices for the Merkos L’Inyonei Chinuch. Rebbe Yosef Yitzchok Schneersohn lived in an apartment on the second floor. When his son-in-law, Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneersohn arrived from Poland to New York in 1941, his father-in-law appointed him as chairman of Merkos L’Inyonei Chinuch. The younger Rebbe Schneersohn’s office was located on the first floor of 770 near the synagogue. Credit: Shmuel Botchy Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

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Photo Caption: Chassidim praying at the ohel of Rebbe Yosef Yitzchok Schneerson, Lubavitcher Rebbe c. 1974, Credit: Mal Warshaw

Photo Caption: SS Drottningholm overlooking New York Harbor, The Rebbe arrived on these shores March 19, 1940 aboard the SS Drottningholm. Soon after he gave his now famous America Iz Nisht Andersh (America is not Different) speech at the Graceland Hotel in Manhattan. Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History

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Photo Caption: Rebbe Yosef Yitzchok Schneerson, Lubavitcher Rebbe’s mother, Rebbetzin Shterna Sarah Schneerson (d. 1942)

Bio Information:
Scores of books have been published on the life and times of Rebbe Yosef Yitzchok Schneerson, the Frierdiker Rebbe or Rebbe Rayatz as he is commonly referred too by Lubavicher chassidim.


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