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The Tzaddik’s Eternal Influence

20 Menachem Av, 5745 • August 7, 1985

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The Tzaddik’s Eternal Influence: 20 Menachem Av, 5745 • August 7, 1985

My father gave his life helping to preserve Judaism in communist Russia; thus his Yahrzeit has great significance for all Jews – especially when we see the fruits of his self-sacrifice continuing to bear fruit today, with countless Jews from the Soviet Union observing Torah and Mitzvos.
Yahrtzeit, Soviet War on Judaism, Av 20, 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.