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The Life of the Rebbetzin

January 27, 2008
22 Shevat marks the anniversary of the passing of Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka Schneerson, of righteous memory. Daughter of the Sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn, of righteous memory, and wife of the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, of righteous memory, the Rebbetzin exerted a powerful influence on Chabad-Lubavitch, but remained outside of the limelight.
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Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka Schneerson, of righteous memory, was born in Babinovitch, in present-day Belarus, in 1901. Upon her birth, her grandfather, the Fifth Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Sholom Dovber, wrote from abroad, “If she hasn’t been named yet, she should be called Chaya Mushka,” as shown in this letter that now resides in the library of Agudas Chasidei Chabad. In 1920, when the Rebbe was ill, his 19-year-old granddaughter cared for him.
Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka Schneerson, of righteous memory, was born in Babinovitch, in present-day Belarus, in 1901. Upon her birth, her grandfather, the Fifth Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Sholom Dovber, wrote from abroad, “If she hasn’t been named yet, she should be called Chaya Mushka,” as shown in this letter that now resides in the library of Agudas Chasidei Chabad. In 1920, when the Rebbe was ill, his 19-year-old granddaughter cared for him.

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