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“In a Place Devoid of Men, Strive to Be a Man”

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"In a Place Devoid of Men, Strive to Be a Man"

My father served as chief rabbi of Dnipropetrovsk, a major city in Ukraine, which supplied wheat to large parts of Russia. When the time came to prepare flour for matzah, people flocked from the surrounding areas seeking flour that was certified kosher for Passover.
Shmurah Matzah, Soviet War on Judaism, 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.