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R. Shmuel of Lubavitch (Maharash)

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A brief biography of the fourth Chabad Rebbe
In his short leadership, Rabbi Shmuel strengthened Chassidus, combatted anti-Semitism, and prepared the ground for Chabad's global reach
(5594-5643; 1834-1883)
In the last two hundred years and more, a great movement started among our people, which has brought new life to Jewish communities in all parts of the world. To hundreds of thousands of its followers it has given a new understanding of the deeper meaning...
The Rebbe asked for a chair, ordered the Raza to stand on it, and asked him, “Tell me, who’s taller now?”
I went round to the door and knocked. After a rather long minute the door opened. I took in the scene: newspapers were laid out on the table, German papers, Russian papers. Of the kabalistic book not a trace.
Mr. Y.M.'s Story
My name is Mr. Y.M., and I am the son Reb Leib M., who was born in the city of S., and was one of your grandfather’s chassidim. During my childhood and adolescence, I studied in cheder, and was taught by the finest melamdim, who were chassidim and men of ...
The Rebbe Maharash had special times set aside for reciting Chassidus. During the months of Tishrei through Iyar he would recite [his regular maamar] — for the most part — before Kabbalas Shabbos. During the months of Sivan through Elul it was on Shabbos ...
B"H In continuation of the series of seforim containing the teachings of the Rebbe Maharash (whose soul is in Gan Eden) that have been published by "Otzar HaChassidim" during the years 5705-5706, we herewith present a sefer of his biography. The sefer con...
of the honored and holy Rebbe, light of the world, the crown and glory of Israel, our saintly lord and master, Rebbe Shmuel.These titles appear in one of the Rebbe Rayatz's diaries. On 2 Iyar 5594,According to another version, he was born in the year 5593...
During the year 5607 — [the Rebbe Maharash] became engaged to his niece Sterna, the daughter of his brother Reb Chayim Schneur Zalman. The tenaim was celebrated with great festivity, and the wedding date was set for the Shabbos following Shavuos.[In HaYom...
In one of his letters my saintly father-in-law the Rebbe [Rayatz] writes: ...During one of my journeys, my saintly father the Rebbe [Rashab] instructed me to try to do a certain favor for a busi­nessman who was a member of Anash. Upon my return I reported...
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