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Rebbe Yosef Yitzchok Schneersohn

January 11th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Rebbe Yosef Yitzchok Schneersohn

יוסף יצחק ב"ר שלום דובער

Lubavitcher Rebbe (Rayatz)

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

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Cemetery Details

Directions to Kever: Old Montefiore Cemetery in Queens maintains computerized records and will provide a detailed location map upon request. Location: Just outside the Ohel visitors center.
Note: Mikvah Yisroel, located down the block from The Ohel Lubavitch Visitor Center is open 24hours a day.

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: SCHNEERSOHN, JOSEPH I.

Biographical Notes:

Lubob Father In Lawer Europe
Photo Caption: Lubavitcher Rebbe (Rayatz), Credit: IFJCAH
Rav YY Schneersohn
Photo Caption: Lubavitcher Rebbe (Rayatz), Credit: Needed

Photo Caption: Lubavitcher Rebbe (Rayatz), during his first visit to the United States, Credit: IFJCAH
Schneerson Yosef Yitzchok Vacation
Photo Caption: Lubavitcher Rebbe (Rayatz), during his trip to Eretz Yisroel, Credit: Needed
770 Eastern Parkway 1
770 Eastern Parkway 2
Photo Caption: 770 Easter Parkway as it stands today. The building, which soon became known as 770 serves as Lubavitch World Headquarters. The Frierdiker Rebbe lived in an apartment on the second floor. Credit: Shmuel Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Schneerson Yosef Yitzchok Ohel
Photo Caption: Chassidim praying at the ohel of the Lubavitcher Rebbe (Rayatz), 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

Tzemach tzedek
Photo Caption:  Portrait of 
Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the Tzemach Tzedek of Lubavitch (d. 1866). The Rebbe, who served as 3rd Rebbe of Lubavich was 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: N/N

Photo Caption: The Ohel in Lubavitch, Russia where both of Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the Tzemach Tzedek of Lubavitch and his youngest son Rebbe Shmuel, The Rebbe Maharash are buried, Credit: Rabbi Gavriel Gordon, Director of MyLubavich.
Special appreciation: Rabbi Levi Mondshine, Jewish community of Smolensk, Russia
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 

Bio Information:
Scores of books have been and continue to be 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.

Credit: Shmuel Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Shmuel Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Shmuel Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Location: across from the Ohel

Tags: Admorim · Liadi / Lubavitch · Montefiore Cemetery · Queens / L.I., NY

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 EJ // Aug 31, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    Rebbe Yosef Yitzchok Schneersohn (1880-1950), sixth rebbe in the Chabad dynasty, assumed the leadership of Chabad during the period of the civil war in Russia which followed the 1917 Revolution. An outstanding organizer, he began to reconstruct Jewish life and became the foremost religious leader of Russian Jewry. He fought courageously to resume religious activities under the Communist regime. Under his leadership the Chabad movement became the core of a strong Jewish spiritual revival. Although his activities were at first permitted, he was arrested in 1927, and only after powerful pressure within Russia and abroad was freed on 12th–13th of Tammuz of that year, days commemorated by Chabad Chasidim as a holiday of deliverance. He left Russia and went to Riga (Latvia), where he organized new Chabad centers, and founded Chabad organizations throughout the world. In 1934 he settled in Poland and organized a network of Chabad yeshivos. After the outbreak of World War II and the German occupation of Poland he was rescued, and went to the United States. With undaunted energy he stimulated, from his headquarters in Brooklyn, a renaissance of Orthodoxy in the United States. Rebbe Yosef Yitzchok founded modern organizations of Chabad, a network of schools and yeshivos, newspapers for adults and children, a flourishing publishing house, and numerous welfare organizations. In 1948 he founded Kefar Chabad in Israel. He wrote a notable history of Chabad, and published many of his sermons and talks. His wisdom and erudite mind made the Lubavitcher movement the high profile Chasidim, which they still retain.

  • 2 Ben Bee Zee // Mar 30, 2011 at 10:41 am

    For more pictures click here

  • 3 Moshe Escott // Jan 31, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    There’s a 30 second video clip of the Rebbe’s late 1929 visit to New York over here:

    Aside from Rabbi Shmaryahu Gurary ( who I believe is the one in the top hat, can anyone identify others appearing here?

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