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Giving of Oneself

Learning from R’ Levi Yitzchok Schneerson’s Self-Sacrifice in Soviet Russia

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Giving of Oneself: Learning from R’ Levi Yitzchok Schneerson’s Self-Sacrifice in Soviet Russia

The Rebbe’s father, Rabbi Levi Yitzchok Schneerson, whose passing is marked on the 20th of Av, was imprisoned and exiled to Kazakhstan for his stance against Soviet efforts to uproot Jewish learning and practice.
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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.