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Unwavering Jewish Courage

6 Tishrei, 5750 • October 5, 1989

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Unwavering Jewish Courage: 6 Tishrei, 5750 • October 5, 1989

The Rebbe’s father, Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Schneerson, was the Chief Rabbi of Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, at a time when Jewish leaders were persecuted for preserving Judaism. Rabbi Levi Yitzchak, however, was defiant; publicly declaring that he would not be coerced into submission.
Dnepropetrovsk, R. Levi Yitzchak Schneerson, Lubavitcher Rebbe
A mystic and scholar, he wrote commentaries on the most esoteric texts. As rabbi of a major Ukrainian city, he struggled valiantly to strengthen Judaism, in spite of Soviet intimidation.