R. Schneerson, Admor of Habad Family Letter, Brooklyn 1950 (47518)

כתב מהאדמו"ר והרבנית מליובאוויטש זצ"ל - Ms. - Hasidic - Habad

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Lot Number: 47518
Title (English): R. Schneerson Family letter
Title (Hebrew): כתב מהאדמו"ר והרבנית מליובאוויטש זצ"ל
Note: Manuscript - Hasidic - Habad - Women
City: Brooklyn, NY
Publication Date: 1950
Estimated Price: $3,000.00 USD - $5,000.00 USD


Physical Description

[1] p., 216:140 mm., light age staining, typed and preprinted letter on stationary, recipient's name erased, signed in ink by the widow, Rebbe and brother-in-law.       


Detailed Description   

Blessings for the New Year signed  by:

Rebbetzin Nechama Dina Schneersohn, wife of the freshly departed Rebbe, R. Joseph Isaac Schneersohn. She was the daughter of a distant cousin, R. Avraham Schneerson of Chişinău, son of Rabbi Yisroel Noach of Nizhyn, son of R. Menachem Mendel Schneersohn. As a new Rebbe had not yet been appointed the Rebbitzen and her two sons in law signed the letter.

The next Rebbe of Habad. R. Menahem Mendel Schneerson (1902–1994), was the son and pupil of R. Levi Isaac Schneersohn of Yekaterinoslav, and son-in-law of R. Joseph Isaac. After the death of his father-in-law in 1950 he became the seventh successive leader of Lubavich Hasidism. Under his direction, its institutions expanded, new ones were founded, and the number of adherents throughout the world increased to over 25,000. He encouraged hundreds of young men to go out to Jewish communities everywhere to establish contact with the Jewish masses and bring them back to Orthodoxy. The Lubavich Youth Organization, which he founded in 1955, has continued to play a vital role among Jewish college students. Regional offices were established around the globe, and Kefar Habad served as the Lubavicher headquarters in Israel. Under R. Schneerson's direction the influence of Lubavich spread far beyond the hasidic community and penetrated the mainstream of Jewish life in many parts of the world. R. Schneerson, while not belonging to any formal rabbinical or political organization, was frequently consulted on Jewish problems and issues, tens of thousands flocked to see him annually and receive his blessings.       

R. Shemaryahu Gurary, also known by his Hebrew initials as The Rashag, (1898-1989) was an Orthodox rabbi belonging to the Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidic movement. His father was R. Menachem Mendel Gurary. He married Chana Gurary, the older daughter of R. Yosef Yitzchok, and was thus the brother-in-law of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the seventh Lubavitcher Rebbe (whose wife Chaya Mushka Schneerson was also the daughter of Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok). He worked with his father-in-law in communal service in both Russia and Poland and then arrived in the U.S. in 1940, where he continued this work until his death.