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Sivan 28: The date on which, in 1941, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, and his wife, Rebbetzin Chaya Mushkah, arrived safely in America, after escaping Nazi-occupied France. Shortly after his arrival, the Rebbe began his decades-long revolutionary work to revitalize Jewish life in the Western Hemisphere.

Seven decades ago the center of world Jewry in Europe was in the midst of being destroyed. Mass murder by the Germans was the norm, targeted against Jews of all backgrounds and nationalities, who were executed on the streets and gassed in concentration ca...
The Day the Rebbe and Rebbetzin Arrived in the U.S.A.
If it were not for what happened on the 28th of Sivan in 1941, I'm not really sure where my conscious connection to my Jewishness would have come from. If my Jewishness lies over the sea, I am scared to think what would have become of me.
Call me a cultural bigot, but every aspect of the way I view reality is affected by my identification with the country in which I was born and raised.
28 Sivan, 5701 -- June 23, 1941
This short documentary includes first hand accounts from those who were actually present at the Rebbe and Rebbetzin's arrival on American soil. Interviewees: Rabbis Yitzchak Groner, Leibel Posner, Dovid Edelman, and Hershel Fogelman.
June, 1941
Rabbis Dovid Edelman, Hershel Fogelman and Yehuda Leib Posner were students at 770 in 1941. They describe the first Farbrengen the Rebbe held after arriving safely to America from war-torn Europe.
circa 1944
The Rebbe and Rebbetzin arrived to America on the 28th of Sivan – June 23, 1941. Rabbi Mottel Sharfstein was a student in 770 during the 1940s. He recalls the first time he heard from his teacher about the Rebbe.
June, 1941
The Rebbe records in his diary of 1932 that his father-in-law and predecessor, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak of Lubavitch, instructed him to don four pairs of Tefillin every day. Rabbi Yisroel Gordon was a student in 770 when the Rebbe arrived in America in June, ...
28 Sivan, 5751 • June 10, 1991
The Rebbe gives out a booklet on the 50th anniversary of his and the Rebbetzin’s safe arrival from war-torn Europe, to the shores of America.
Chassidim celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Rebbe and Rebbetzin’s safe arrival on American shores in 1941, and fifty years of the Rebbe’s public service in America.
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