Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The Previous Rebbe Visits New York City

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The Sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn [born in 1880 in Lubavitch, Belarus–died in 1950 in Brooklyn, NY], also called the Frierdiker Rebbe (Yiddish for the Previous Rebbe): The rebbe is escorted by police upon his arrival in New York. Thousands awaited him at the pier. September 18, 1929. Yosef Landa writes for the Chabad website: “The Rebbe arrived in New York Harbor on September 18, 1929. During the next eight months, he traveled to a number of American cities, including Philadelphia; Baltimore; Boston; Washington, D.C. (where he met with President Herbert Hoover); Milwaukee; Chicago and Detroit. On Sunday, May 4, 1930, the Rebbe arrived in St. Louis. Ten days later, on Tuesday, May 13, 1930, he departed for New York on his way back to Europe.” It would be another ten years, on March 1940, that the sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe would return to America [you can see a video of his arrival here], to New York City, and then to Brooklyn, on March 19, 1940, where he resided and reigned as head of this Hasidic dynasty until his death on January 28, 1950. Y.Y. Schneersohn is the father-in-law of M.M. Schneerson, the seventh Lubavitcher rebbe, who is simply called The Rebbe. For more, go [here] and [here]
Courtesy: Chabad.org

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