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Rabbis visit Rebbe's resting place


Eliyahu Parypa / Chabad.org

Chabad-Lubavitch rabbis pray at the gravesite of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, in the Queens borough of New York on November 25, 2016.

More than 5,600 Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidic rabbinic emissaries and communal leaders from 90 countries, hailing from as far away as Bangkok and Kenya gathered for the International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries, held in the Queens borough of New York on Nov. 25. The event is considered the largest Jewish gathering in North America. This year's conference carries an added significance as the North American Jewish community marks 75 years since the Lubavitcher Rebbe-Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory-and his wife, the Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka, of righteous memory-arrived on U.S. shores from war-torn Europe in 1941, setting into motion the world's most vigorous Jewish outreach program in history.

Its vast success is credited to its cadre of dedicated emissaries families who are willing to pick up their families and move literally anywhere in the world to bring their fellow Jews closer to Judaism.

They continue the legacy of Rabbi Schneerson, of righteous memory, who spearheaded a global Jewish revival after the Holocaust while expounding upon the Jewish teachings of Talmud and mysticism. Universally known simply as the Rebbe, Rabbi Schneerson is considered to be one of the most remarkable personalities of the 20th century.  Although he passed away 22 years ago, the Rebbe's legacy remains as strong as ever.


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