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Rabbi Yosef Wineberg, 94
Rabbi Yosef Wineberg, once called Chabad-Lubavitch’s “globetrotting ambassador” and the first in the United States to have a regular class on Chabad philosophy broadcast over the radio waves, passed away Wednesday at the age of 94.
Rabbi Yosef Wineberg worked for the central Lubavitcher Yeshiva, and traveled on numerous missions for the Previous Rebbe and the Rebbe over his 60 years of service. In 1955, the Rebbe asked him to visit Madagascar in search of fellow Jews.
For the past 50 years, a little-known radio program has been taking a foundational 18th-century Chasidic text and promulgating its lessons weekly through the New York City airwaves. With its launch, it revolutionized study of the Tanya and laid the ground...
circa 1960
Rabbi Yosef Wineberg shares a penetrating story, revealing the Rebbe’s own view of himself.
1964
In 1960, Rabbi Yosef Wineberg began to deliver Tanya lessons over the radio in New York. The Rebbe's mother, Rebbetzin Chana Schneerson, was fond of his broadcasts. When she passed away in 1964, he asked the Rebbe for permission to honor her memory in a s...
1960
The Rebbe publicly encouraged the use of new media to spread knowledge of Judaism and chassidism.
The post-midnight “supplication” prayers are a unique blend of solemnity and joy.
When a Jew finds himself in a distant corner of the world, far from his homeland, far from any established Jewish community, this is certainly not by chance.
What’s most important is that each and every Jew should be inscribed and sealed for a good year. Everything else I said was an introduction.
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