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Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Scheersohn, the Previous Rebbe, attends a farewell gathering before his return to Europe after his first visit to the United States.
An excerpt from a new JEM film featuring the films of Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn, the sixth Rebbe, with original commentary and first-hand interviews.
16 Adar, 5709 • March 17, 1949
US citizenship proceedings for the Previous Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak of Lubavitch. Vintage color film footage from 1949.
9 Adar II, 5700 • March 19, 1940
The Previous Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak of Lubavitch, arrives in America after his miraculous rescue from Nazi-occupied Poland.
In the face of Tsarist anti-semitism, communism, and the Holocaust, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak resolutely perpetuated traditional Jewish life and the potent spirit of Chassidism.