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A Basic Timeline of Rabbi Shmuel's Life

A Basic Timeline of Rabbi Shmuel's Life

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Rabbi Shmuel's stamp on back of a letter he sent (courtesy of Agudas Chassidei Chabad Lubavitch Library)
Rabbi Shmuel's stamp on back of a letter he sent (courtesy of Agudas Chassidei Chabad Lubavitch Library)

1834: Birth of the Rebbe Maharash on the 2nd of the Jewish month of Iyar.

1848: Marries his niece, the daughter of his brother, Rabbi Chaim Schneur Zalman. His wife dies shortly therefater.

1849: Marries again. His new wife is Rebbetzin Rivka, granddaughter of the the "Mitteler Rebbe," Rabbi DovBer, the 2nd Rebbe of Chabad.

1855: Begins involvement in communal affairs.

1859: Travels to Germany to confer with communal leaders.

1863: Travels to Kiev, Ukraine; rescues hundreds of families on the verge of being expelled from Volhynian villages.

1865: Travels to S. Petersburg, successfully lobbies to annul a decree submitted to the Senate limiting rights of Jews in Lithuania and Zamut.

1866: Accepts the leadership post of Rebbe in Lubavitch, following the passing of his saintly father, Rabbi Menachem Mendel.

1868: Travels to France to confer with communal leaders.

1869: Organizes a permanent committee in S. Petersburg to monitor matters of communal interest.

1880: Successfully lobbies to halt pogroms.

1882: Passes away on the eve of Tuesday, 13th of the Jewish month of Tishrei, and is interred in Lubavitch.


His sons:

1. Rabbi Schneur Zalman Aharon, b. 19 Tamuz 1859, d. 11 Marcheshvan 1908.

2. Rabbi Shalom DovBer, the fifth Chabad Rebbe, known as the Rebbe Rashab (1860-1920).

3. Avraham Sender, who passed away at the age of eight.

4. Rabbi Menachem Mendel, b. 7 Adar 1867.

His daughters:

1. Devorah Leah, married to Rabbi Moshe Arye Leib Ginsburg of Vitebsk.

2. Chaya Mushka, married to Rabbi Moshe Hakohein Horenstein (killed in the Teblinka Nazi Extermination Camp).

Compiled by the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Medel Schneerson, of righteous memory; Translated by Yitschak Meir Kagan
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The life and teachings of Rabbi Shmuel of Lubavitch, the fourth Chabad Rebbe, known as the Rebbe Maharash
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