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Spring, 5730 • 1970
The Rebbe walks along Eastern Parkway to 770.
1940
On this date in 1940, the building at 770 Eastern Parkway in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, New York was purchased by Agudas Chassidei Chabad (the Chabad-Lubavitch community) to house the living quarters, study and office, Yeshivah, and synagogue ...
1951
"It is not we that count, we with our weaknesses and capabilities. It is our will to do a job that we realize is important"
For the first twenty-five years of his leadership, the Rebbe would receive his Chassidim, as well as men and women from all walks of life, in yechidut ("private audience") three times a week. The audiences, held on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings, w...
It was three o'clock in the morning, and the Rebbe had seen dozens of people in the course of the night...
17 Elul, 5748 · August 30, 1988
The Rebbe attends the groudbreaking for the expansion of 770. “G-d created the world from a foundation stone which lies in the Holy of Holies in the Holy Temple. This teaches us that the foundation of every Jewish edifice - whether a physical building or ...
5th Night of Chanukah, 5747 · December 30, 1986
The Menorah is lit at 770, and children sing Haneiros Hallalu with the Rebbe.
25 Iyar, 5730 · May 31, 1970
The Rebbe addresses the Lubavitch Women’s Organization on the main floor of 770.
10 Shevat, 5712 · February 6, 1952
Vintage film footage of the Farbrengen upstairs at 770 on the second Yahrtzeit of the Rebbe’s father-in-law and predecessor, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak of Lubavitch.
The backroom of a Brooklyn landmark building served as the global hub for Jewish connectivity
This is the story of how a handful of young Chassidim set out to build a global communications network in the era before Periscope, Skype, VoIP, or even satellite or Cable TV. Their actions would sow the seeds for dozens of future Chabad-led forays into d...
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