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  |  July 17, 2019

    A Schneerson Finds His Way Back

    A 50-year-old man came to Chabad in Moscow and said he never put on Tefillin. They were shocked to hear his surname: Schneerson. Full Story

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    If you look very closely, he has a VERY Unusual Eidelkait and Lichtigkait.

    Baruch?
    Guest
    Baruch?

    The alter rebbe had a son Baruch?

    Beautiful but not 5th generation
    Guest
    Beautiful but not 5th generation

    Considering that the Alter Rebbe did not have a son named Boruch, the Zalman in his ancestry is an ainikel of the Alter Rebbe not the Alter Rebbe himself. That’s aside from the fact that it’s extremely unlikely for a 50 year old man to be a fifth generation from the Alter Rebbe. In all likelihood he’s a fifth generation of an ainikel of the Tzemach Tzedek, who was the first with the last name Schneersohn.

    Wondering
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    Wondering

    5th generation of the Alter Rebbe? Maybe 5th generation of another Zalman Schneersohn? There were quite a few.

    BanShaK
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    BanShaK

    The Alter Rebbe did not have a son Boruch…. as far as I know.

    BH
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    BH

    oh wow, Moshiach now

    Amazing!
    Guest
    Amazing!

    May he continue to grow in Yiddishkeit with the help of the Rebbe’s Shluchim!!

    Moshiach's times mamosh!
    Guest
    Moshiach's times mamosh!

    Incredible!

    Hard to believe he is 5th generation
    Guest
    Hard to believe he is 5th generation

    More like 7 or 8 if at all

    Probably
    Guest
    Probably

    Zalman is and was a common name in the Schneerson family. More likely he is 5th generation from the Rebbe Maharash’s Brother “Chaim Schneur Zalman” of Liadi.

    sorry
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    sorry

    doesn’t make sense that he is fifth generation from alter rebbe

    So interesting!
    Guest
    So interesting!

    May he connect deeply with his ancestors.

    Can anyone explain how he is a descendent of the Alter Rebbe? The Alter Rebbe did not have a son named Baruch…

    Is that lineage correct?
    Guest
    Is that lineage correct?

    I don’t see how someone alive today could possible be 5th generation from the Alter Rebbe. Besides, the Alter Rebbe did not have a son Boruch.

    PINTELE YID
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    PINTELE YID

    What a touching story…!

    According to the names provided cannot be 5th gen. from Alter Rebe
    Guest
    According to the names provided cannot be 5th gen. from Alter Rebe

    Alter Rebbe did not have son Boruch. By age does not come up well either.
    The grandson of r.Yehuda Leib of Kopust was r.Zalman of Starodub. Maybe his son was Boruch.

    Miracel
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    Miracel

    This is a modern day miracle! Right in time for RH.

    5th generation
    Guest
    5th generation

    Most likely a 5th gen of the the Tzemach Tzedek’s son, R. Chaim SZ of Liadi who had a son Boruch. See intro to Hayom Yom

    Correction
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    Correction

    The tzemach tzedek was the first rebbe with the last name schneersohn, so he has to be a descendent of the tzemach tzedek

    to #10
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    to #10

    Yes the son of the Tzemach Tzedek, Chaim Schneur Zalman’s youngest son was Baruch. In the Hayom Yom he is called the Socher (merchant) of Smolensk, a city not far from Liadi and Lubavitch.

    Efraim Rivkin
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    Efraim Rivkin

    wow! we have to give him a hebrew name!

    focus on the positive
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    focus on the positive

    Why the need to focus on the detail 5th or 10th generation? There is so much positive in this story and such a valuable lesson to take.

    to many comments
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    to many comments

    The son of R Chaim Shneir Zalmen Was R yitzchok Dovber and his son was R Boruch. Read hayom yom again

    bracha L.
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    bracha L.

    Next, make sùre he gets a bris…

    wow
    Guest
    wow

    “Once a schneerson always a schneerson”!

    to many comments
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    to many comments

    The son of R Chaim Shneir Zalmen Was R yitzchok Dovber and his son was R Boruch. Read hayom yom again

    To #21
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    To #21

    Details are important.
    The focus is not on 5th or 7th but on the accuracy of the story and the facts of who this man is actually descended from.

    Focusing on details doesn’t take away from the positivity of the story.

    wow
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    wow

    i wish i could have come from such and honorable and amazing family

    So lucky
    Guest
    So lucky

    What a Zechus

    Impossible
    Guest
    Impossible

    5TH GENERATION???!!! That’s very far fetched. That means he’s 3 generations above the Rebbe. The Rebbe was 8. And I’m 10 generations. But it’s still likely he’s a descendant, although possibly through the Tzemach Tzedek, which is where Schneersohn came from, although there are other descendants who also use the name. Maybe he can be traced using sefer hatze’etzoim

    To #21
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    To #21

    Details are important.
    The focus is not on 5th or 7th but on the accuracy of the story and the facts of who this man is actually descended from.

    Focusing on details doesn’t take away from the positivity of the story.

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