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Video: Historical Interviews

Eye witnesses describe the early years of the Rebbe's arrival in America

First Farbrengen at 770
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.
It’s 4:00 AM. Do You Know Where the Rebbe Is?
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.
Under the Talis
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Under the Talis
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, 1941. He recalls how this secret first became known to American Chassidim.
The Alter Rebbe’s Parade
Passover, 1942
Rabbi Yitzchok Dovid Groner was Head Shliach of Australia for 50 years. As a student at 770 during the 1940s, he organized a children’s parade during the Intermediate Days of Passover.
Sukkos with the Rebbe-to-Be
Sukkos, 1940s
Rabbi Yitzchak Groner is a Shliach of the Rebbe in Melbourne, Australia for over 50 years. He recalls warm anecdotes of the Rebbe’s interaction with the students at 770 during the lifetime of the Previous Rebbe.
“In All Your Ways, Know Him”
During the 1940s, the Rebbe was instructed by his father-in-law, the Previous Rebbe, to Farbreng every Shabbos Mevarchim. Rabbi Leibel Posner recalls two “out of the box” talks from that time.
The King and the Pawn
1940s
Rabbi Leibel Posner was a student at 770 during the 1940s, and would attend the Rebbe’s monthly Shabbos-Mevorchim Farbrengen. An illuminating lesson in the game of life.
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