Menachem Mendel Schneerson

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Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson AKA the Lubavitcher Rebbe (seventh Lubavitcher Rebbe) מנחם מענדל שניאורסאהן AKA the "Moshiach" (he rejected this)

Ukraine 1902 - 1994

Comments: Rabbi spelled RABBI ! ;amazing modern Qabalist and teacher; Pioneer in preserving the Old Ways of Ukraine/ Poland in New York City; tried to dissuade talk of his being the Jewish Messiah, but they waited 3 days to bury him to be sure!; transformed the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, New York ; encouraged women to study Torah; Education of youth the most important part of survival; encouraged even non-observant Jews to putting on tefillin and pray, as a magickal act affecting the World, even if the Jew at prayer had doubts; rescued Soviet Jewry; Newsweek named him the "the most influential Jew in the world"; simcha shel mitzvah,or the joy of serving; kiruv rechokim (bringing an unaffiliated Jew closer to God);

a truly remarkable man, met him when I was @ 6 years old. He lectured (through our Rabbi) that the last word of the Shama prayer was not the number 1, but ONE, a Unity of all. This provoked my 1st Enlightenment experience, and set me on the path I have marched for over 50 years - Chuck Furnace AKA Yisrolavach;


Teachers: Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Schneersohn; Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Schneerson; Rabbi Akiva ben Joseph; Zalman Vilenkin,1909-1913; The Rogatchover Gaon, Yosef Rosen; Rabbi Yechiel Yaakov Weinberg (AKA the Sridei Aish); Tzemach Tzedek; Rashi; Maimonides;

Students: Leib Groner ; Yehuda Krinsky; Rabbi Moshe Y. Hecht (the Elder) of New Haven Hebrew Day School; Chuck Furnace; Rose Landau; Bubu Landau; Fan Landau; Paula London; Yisrael Aryeh Leib AKA Mark Gourary, brother; Rabbis Herschel Schacter; Sholem Kowalsky; Julius Berman; Rabbi Menachem Genack; Rabbi Fabian Schoenfeld; Herschel Schacter; Yerachmiel Binyaminson ;Eliyahu Eliezer Dessler; Rabbi Yisrael Lau, Rabbi of Tel-Aviv; Yitzchak Yedidya Frankel; Mordechai Hodakov, secretary; Rabbi David Hollander ; Rabbi Mendy Carlebach ; Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, author of Rebbe , 2014; Rabbi Jonathan Sacks; Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz; Rabbi Shmuley Boteach ; Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey; Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach; Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, source of The Dream Assembly; Howard Schwartz; Yitzhak Greenfield; Matisyahu, Rap Singer; David Berger;

Friends: Yona Kesse; Chaya Mushka, wife; Chana Schneerson; Rabbi Chaim Elazar Shapiro; Rabbi Shimon Shkop; Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik; Rabbi Dr. Haym Soloveitchik; Mendel Hornstein; Rabbi Shemaryahu Gurary ; President Ronald Reagan; Zalman Shazar of Israel; Menachem Begin; Ariel Sharon; Yitzhak Rabin; Shimon Peres; Moshe Katzav ; Benjamin Netanyahu; Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu;

Enemies:

Organizations: Hasidium; Lubavitcher ; Chabad-Lubavitch; The ChaBaD Houses; The Mitzvah Mobile; God's Army; Aleph Institute;

Author: "Reshimot", 10 volumes of thoughts; "Likuttei Levi Yitzchak—Letters"; 39 volume set of Likkutei Sichos (collected weekly essays, often on Torah and Haftorah portions for that week; Hayom Yom; Haggadah Im Likkutei Ta'amim U'minhagim; Sefer HaToldot – Admor Moharash (biography); Letters from the Rebbe; Heichal Menachem; Mikdash Melech – 4 volumes; Nelcha B'Orchosov; Mekadesh Yisrael;Yemei Bereshit; Bine'ot Deshe ; Tzaddik LaMelech ; Sefer ha-liḳutim ... Tsemaḥ tsedeḳ aka ספר הליקוטים / דא"ח צמח צדק Or ha-Torah mi-Sefer Shemot : liḳuṭe amarim ʻal sidre parshiyot ha-Torahaka אור התורה מספר שמות : לקוטי אמרים על סדרי פרשיות התורה, ועל חנוכה ופורים שלש רגלים ור"ה ויוהכ"פ; Sefer ha-Maʼamarim, meluḳaṭ / me-et Menaḥem Mendel Sheneʼursohn, mi-Lyubaṿiṭsh ספר המאמרים, מלוקט / מאת מנחם מענדל שניאורסאהן, מליובאוויטש ; Or ha-Torah mi-sefer Devarim אור התורה מספר דברים ; Sefer Shaʻare halakhah u-minhag : teshuvot u-veʼurim be-Shulḥan ʻarukh / mi-kevod Menaḥem Mendel Sheneʼursohn mi-Lyubaṿiṭsh ; [ha-ʻorekh, Yosef Yitsḥaḳ Havlin] ספר שערי הלכה ומנהג : תשובות וביאורים בשלחן ערוך / מכבוד מנחם מענדל שניאורסאהן מליובאוויטש ; [העורך, יוסף יצחק הבלין] ; Or ha-Torah mi-sefer Ba-midbar אור התורה מספר במדבר ; Sefer Tsemaḥ tsedeḳ : ḥidushim aliba de-hilkheta ʻal shita sidre Mishnah u-Gemara / me-et Menaḥem Mendel mi-Lyubaṿiṭsh ספר צמח צדק : חידושים אליבא דהלכתא על שיתא סדרי משנה וגמרא / מאת מנחם מענדל מליובאוויטש; Sefer ha-śiḥot, 746 / mi-kevod Menaḥem Mendel Sheneʼursohn, mi-Lyubaṿiṭsh ספר השיחות, תשמ"ו / מכבוד מנחם מענדל שניאורסאהן, מליובאוויטש; Or ha-Torah mi-sefer Ṿa-yiḳra אור התורה מספר ויקרא; Sefer Perushe Maharal mi-Prag : hu Rabenu Yehudah Liṿʼe b.R. Betsalʼel, zatsal : ʻal Torah, Neviʼim u-Khetuvim / sudar u-mugah ʻal pi hotsaʼah rishonah umi-tokh ketav-yad be-tseruf mavo, heʻarot, marʼe meḳomot u-mafteaḥ ʻarakhim, ʻarukh ʻal yede Menaḥem Mendel Brayer;



Quotes: Every time two meet a third should benefit, Tsadakah/Charity heals/ Tikkun this world/ Malkuth to create the World To Come/ OLAM HA-BA/ עוֹלָם הַבָּא; the "you will be serving in a house of darkness, but remember, that even in the darkest place; the light of a single candle can be seen far and wide…" ; "Tracht gut un vet zein gut" (aka think good and it will be good); "Without love of Torah and love of one's fellow Jew, the love of God...will not endure" ;


Resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Menachem_Mendel_Schneerson; http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/biography/schneerson.html; http://www.chabad.org/theRebbe/default_cdo/jewish/The-Rebbe.htm; http://www.schacademy.org/; ; http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rabbi-shmuly-yanklowitz/rabbi-telushkins-newest-b_b_5407578.html?utm_hp_ref=books&ir=Books ; http://press.princeton.edu/chapters/s9117.pdf ; http://browse.nypl.org/iii/encore/record/C__Rb12094208__Ssefer__P0%2C5__Orightresult__U__X6?lang=eng&suite=def ; http://browse.nypl.org/iii/encore/record/C__Rb13306443__Ssefer__P22%2C570__Orightresult__U__X6?lang=eng&suite=def ; http://browse.nypl.org/iii/encore/record/C__Rb11313133__Ssefer__P25%2C633__Orightresult__U__X6?lang=eng&suite=def ; http://browse.nypl.org/iii/encore/record/C__Rb11350769__Ssefer__P25%2C644__Orightresult__U__X6?lang=eng&suite=def; http://browse.nypl.org/iii/encore/record/C__Rb19662280__Ssefer__P26%2C658__Orightresult__U__X6?lang=eng&suite=def http://browse.nypl.org/iii/encore/record/C__Rb19662811__Ssefer__P4%2C121__Orightresult__U__X6;jsessionid=2CFBA58059257FC733A1B61CE7D2B2D3?lang=eng&suite=def ; http://browse.nypl.org/iii/encore/record/C__Rb11449062__Ssefer__P4%2C119__Orightresult__U__X6?lang=eng&suite=def ; http://browse.nypl.org/iii/encore/record/C__Rb15416210__Ssefer__P6%2C156__Orightresult__U__X6?lang=eng&suite=def ; http://browse.nypl.org/iii/encore/record/C__Rb19662281__Ssefer__P8%2C214__Orightresult__U__X6?lang=eng&suite=def ; http://browse.nypl.org/iii/encore/record/C__Rb16349568__Ssefer__P22%2C574__Orightresult__U__X6?lang=eng&suite=def ; The Dream Assembly by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, retold by Howard Schwartz;