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Stories About the Sixth Rebbe

Stories About the Sixth Rebbe

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The Rest of the Story - circa 1948
Rabbi Menachem Porush was born in Jerusalem in 1916. A seventh-generation Jerusalemite, he devoted his life to championing Torah values and Torah education in Israel. A story about the Previous Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak of Lubavitch.
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Laying Down Roots
1940s
Reb Shmuel Isaac Popack recalls events after the Previous Rebbe’s arrival in America.
Reb Mendel Futerfas, imprisoned in a Soviet gulag and unable to communicate with the outside world, composed a unique letter in his mind and “sent” it off to the Previous Rebbe. Reb Mendel’s wife was shocked to received a letter from the Previous Rebbe in reply to her husband’s “telegram.”
Dr. David Luchins’ father, Dr. Abraham Luchins, was a renowned psychologist and an admirer of the Previous Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak of Lubavitch. In a private audience, he learned that the Previous Rebbe was also an “admirer” — of a certain Rebbe-to-be.
Rabbi Mayer Plotkin was a student in Yeshiva Torah Vodaas, when he heard a former faculty member recount that the Previous Rebbe boldly kept the doors of the Yeshiva open during a financial crisis in the late-1940s.
Recounting the daunting challenges to establish Torah in foreign places
Reb Chonye Morosow served as a personal secretary to the fifth and sixth Lubavitcher Rebbes in Russia. His son, Reb Mendel, was born in 1916, and recalls two episodes in the Rebbes’ homes.
1941
In 1941, Yehudah Leib Posner, age 13, and his brother Zalman, age 14, were students at the Yeshiva in 770.
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.