But the Rebbe is not the only "enlightened" being on planet earth. The outreaching philosophy of Chabad-Lubavitch was translated into action, as Lubavitch centers and Chabad houses were opened in dozens of cities and university campuses around the world. For sixty years she was the Rebbe's life partner; she passed away on 22 Sh'vat in 1988.) they have no meaning, they don't know what life really is.' To his hundreds of thousands of followers and millions of sympathizers and admirers around the world, he is “the Rebbe,” today’s most dominant figure in Judaism and, undoubtedly, the one individual more than any other singularly responsible for stirring the conscience and spiritual awakening of world Jewry. Still other leaders excel in yet a third distinct area, possessing a keen sense of history and tradition; their advice and leadership is molded by a great sensitivity to the past. Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky was secretary to the Lubavitcher Rebbe for a period of 40 years. Marriage in Warsaw: In 1929, Rabbi Menachem Mendel married the previous Rebbe’s daughter, Rebbetzin Chaya Moussia, in Warsaw. Rebbetzin Chana (1880-1964) was known for her erudition, kindness and extraordinary accessibility. That is one of the many things i admire about him. He has been described as the most phenomenal Jewish personality of our time. The Rebbe was guided by inspired insight and foresight in combination with encyclopedic scholarship, and all his pronouncements and undertakings were, first and foremost, rooted in our Holy Torah. The Rebbe photographed as a young child, Nissan 1904. In 1928 Rabbi Menachem Mendel married the sixth Rebbe's daughter, Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka, in Warsaw. The Rebbe didn't look at the people in other religions and customs and say 'look at them. He was truly a godly man, and a compassionate person. Arrival in the U.S.A.: On Monday, Sivan 28, 5701 (June 23, 1941) the Rebbe and the Rebbetzin arrived in the U.S., having been miraculously rescued, by the grace of Almighty G-d, from the European holocaust. The Rebbe got very upset when R. Shach spoke really sharply against non religious Jews and kibbutznikim, saying that they forfeited their right to be called Jews. The Lubavitcher Rabbi Schneerson (1902-1994) is a phenomenal spiritual Jewish thinker and leader of the modern era. I have never seen him in real life, but I have watched videos of him and his farbrengens. “tent”) refers to the structure built over the resting place of a Tzaddik, a righteous person. The Rebbe led, above else, by example. Inspirational! That sense of ‘other lives in danger’ seems to have dominated his consciousness ever since; of Jewish drowning in assimilation, ignorance or alienation—and no one hearing their cries for help; Jews on campus, in isolated communities, under repressive regimes. JEM/The Living Archive. In the meantime, they are making communities. ", The Lubavitcher Rebbe was a great man of good teachings. Flash 90. Many leaders recognize the need of the moment and respond with courage and directions. Experience teaches us otherwise unfortunately. His inspiration, now accessible through his writings and videos, boosts the individual's self-perception, ignites his awareness of that hidden wealth and motivates a desire to fulfill his potential. Reply, Helps keep us on the rght Track Two years and three months later, in the early morning hours of the 3rd of Tammuz, 5754 (June 12, 1994), the Rebbe’s soul ascended on high, orphaning a generation. (His mother, Rebbetzin Chana, 1880-1964, during her famous husband’s exile by the Soviets to a remote village in Asian Russia, displayed legendary courage and ingenuity; for example, she labored to make inks from herbs she gathered in the fields-so that Rabbi Levi Yitzchak could continue writing his commentary on kabbala and other Torah-subjects). Menachem Mendel Schneerson was born on April 5, 1902 (11 Nissan, 5662) in the Black Sea port of Nikolaev in the Russian Empire (now Mykolaiv in Ukraine).His father was rabbi Levi Yitzchak Schneerson, a renowned Talmudic scholar and authority on Kabbalah and Jewish law. When he was nine years old, the young Menachem Mendel courageously dove into the Black Sea and saved the life of a little boy who had rowed out to sea and lost control of his small craft. Who is the Lubavitcher Rebbe? He is clearly a beacon for us; but others carry the torch and not all Jewish but all of a supreme and compassionate humanity. Current Page: The Lubavitcher Rebbe Inspirational Videos Order a Bitachon Card About Contact Donate Letters . Long live the Rebbe! My question is, a prerequisite for the Moshiach is that he must be a descendant of Dovid HaMelech. This is their forte—an admirable one. It's an ever-growing, mystical presence. He,in life (and in death) has created a following of leaders. The interview can be found here. But I was born before he died :( America could now use his influence. Michal Popper - 2 Tammuz 5780 – June 24, 2020. From the moment the Rebbe arrived in America in 1941, his brilliance at addressing himself to the following ideal became apparent: He would not acknowledge division or separation. “Actualize Your Potential!” With extraordinary insight, he perceived the wealth of potential in each person. Radiating a keen sense of urgency, he demanded much from his followers, and even more from himself. The term Ohel (lit. Reply, I have entered the Chabad community and have found such happiness and knowledge. On Monday afternoon (March 2, 1992), while praying at the gravesite of his father-in-law and predecessor, the Rebbe suffered a stroke that paralyzed his right side and, most devastatingly, robbed him of the ability to speak. The Rebbe has and does exemplify the highest form of leadership that exists. Share on Facebook. He had an uncanny ability to meet everyone at their own level—he advised heads of State on matters of national and international importance, explored with professionals the complexities in their own fields of expertise, and talked to small children with warm words and a fatherly smile. Past, Present and Future: Many leaders recognize the need of the moment and respond with courage and directions. The Rebbe keenly understood that our every action is part of a bigger picture. Others, though their strength may not lie in "instant response" to current problems, are blessed with the ability of perceptive foresight — knowing what tomorrow will bring and how to best prepare. In that time, Lubavitch has grown to be a worldwide presence, a household name. On the occasion of the Rebbe’s 15th yahrzeit, Baila Olidort, the editor-in-chief of Lubavitch News Service, interviewed Rabbi Krinsky. Reply, Print Function Mainstream Lubavitch institutions employ rabbis who have published lengthy defenses of the idea that the Rebbe is an incarnation of the infinite essence of God, and that this idea is meant in a completely literal sense, that he is not merely an intermediary between us and God. (The Rebbetzin, born in 1901, was chosen by her father, the Previous Rebbe, to accompany him in his forced exile to Kostroma in 1927. 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