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New insight into a legendary leader

March 16, 2017 11:59

After 15 years of research, a new book reveals details about the Lubavitcher rebbe’s early life.

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Earliest known photo of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, around the age of 3, taken in Nikolayev. (photo credit:JEWISH EDUCATIONAL MEDIA)

W hile his teachings have been a subject of study for hundreds of thousands of followers around the world, the story of the early life of the Lubavitcher rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, from birth to his wedding, remained somewhat of a mystery, until now.

Over the last 15 years, a wide network of Chabad-Lubavitch researchers tracked down every available piece of paper telling that story, leading them to archives in Ukraine, Russia, Latvia, Germany, Israel and Poland.


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