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Archive Sends Lubavitchers Searching

Photos that were sent to the Rebbe over the years were uploaded online and sent Lubavitchers searching. Rabbi Sholom Ber Levine, the person behind it, explained why. Full Story, Photos

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July 24, 2018 3:37 am

I saw pictures of my parents and hometown….

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July 22, 2018 9:04 am

How do you search or find pictures? Can you provide instructions?

Something to fight about
July 21, 2018 10:01 pm

And behold, you have found yet another thing to fight about. Chassim, dig in! One thing you have learned from being chassisim of the Rebbe is to make every issue into a fight. The hareni mekabel that tou say every morning means nothing.

To 25
July 21, 2018 3:11 am

Did it ever occur to you there’s something called a Rebbe and something called a Chossid. Like a parent and a child. They are treated very differently. Maybe you didn’t pick up on that or not emotionally get in touch with that notion as you aren’t a Chossid!

I agree with 25 & 26
July 20, 2018 5:48 pm

Tzum zach! Exactly. Hit the nail on head to identify privacy concerns.

I hate to say this
July 20, 2018 5:33 pm

But the privacy folks, you guys are really a bunch of babies. Please get over yourselves for the good of mankind.

Agree with number 8
July 20, 2018 2:10 pm

You are a 100% correct seeing pictures I never saw before think it’s a beautiful thing

Oh my!
July 20, 2018 1:21 pm

If you give me your name or a little bit of info about yourself I can google it and chances are I can come up with many pictures of you at different events that you didn’t necessarily authorize. Suddenly everyone is concerned about privacy especially of many people who are in oilam hames! I was very excited and glad to see a wink from the past and as Rabbi Levin stated, the really private ones they didn’t publish. Does anyone get offended when JEM posts a picture of them getting dollars, or if they happen to be on a living… Read more »

shabsi chicago
July 20, 2018 12:56 pm

personally, I’m proud to see my pictures, from a semi public event. The Rebbe sent us, we went at His bidding; there were a few pictures. We sent them to The Rebbe.
our case, this was 37 years ago and the details, like every contact with The Rebbe, are etched in our minds.

Thank you!
July 20, 2018 12:13 pm

These are beautiful pictures! Including the the lovely photo of Rebbetzen Channah smiling .Thank you for all the hours of work ,and for sharing with us.
Good shabbos.

July 20, 2018 12:03 pm

I agree what happened to privacy my parents are in the olam haemes but me and my siblings are alive and well I am very upset that rabbi levin did not ask permission to put them public.

Picture of R chanah
July 20, 2018 11:52 am

Who is the young girl next to Rebetzin Chanah

To number 30
July 20, 2018 11:13 am

Choose אנשים and then search the name in Hebrew.

July 20, 2018 10:40 am

I clicked and this Hebrew site comes up.
How can I see the pictures?

Yossie Nemes
July 20, 2018 10:38 am

#27 I trust Rabbi Levin and Aguch that they made the right decision. What you wrote about the igros, however, is incorrect. The Rebbe gave the letters to Rabbi Simpson to go through and he did not give Rabbi Levin letters of a private nature. Other letters that were somewhat personal, but also relevant to the klal, were put in without names. The letters that have names are not of a private nature. Agav there are alot of mistakes in the tagging of names which in time they will correct.

To #23
July 20, 2018 10:29 am

Don’t go judging people so fast please
And think you know everything that is going on…

When the Rebbe asks to send a picture, you send
It doesn’t mean that the whole world now gets to see it
it doesn’t mean that those people are on Facebook…
And it’s either way definitely not for you to decide
zei gezunt

Igros Kodesh
July 20, 2018 9:16 am

Just a point:
All those complaining- the Rebbe’s instructions to print Igros with names etc – l’ Toivos harabim
Many with personal information.
Good Shabbos

Privacy Issues
July 20, 2018 9:13 am

A further point: There are a few pictures of the Rashab that are NOT public due to privacy issues. I am sure they are inthe library too, but not exposed to the public. Did it ever dawn on the librarian that similar privacy issue may apply to many other photos submitted only to Rebbe but not for the general public? THINK ABOUT IT!

Privacy Issues
July 20, 2018 9:10 am

SOme pictures of women might be considered slightly below today’s standards and availability of tznius, which was not always possible, such as hair fully covered or length of clothing. Even men sometimes needed to shave beards in Communist countries and posed for photos without head covering. It invades privacy to publicize pictures of a grandfather or grandmother of a chassidic family in a manner that they would not be comfortable that strangers should view. Be sensitive!

The library available for all
July 20, 2018 8:44 am

If the rebbe wanted it in the library, why shouldn’t it be included with everything else in the library that the rebbe wanted available for anyone that needs to research?

The Privacy People
July 20, 2018 8:36 am

1: if they were so private you should have not sent them to a public figure like the Rebbe.
2: I Doubt you, the people complaining, are actually the same people who sent in pictures to begin with.
3: I Would not be surprised if i found out some of you are VERY active on facebook, instagram etc, and have the nerve complaining about the privacy of pictures that are over 50 years old!

Please be Moichel you Kovod.
July 20, 2018 8:05 am

I don’t understand how a picture for 50 years ago was considered “private“? The sacrifice some of these pictures very inspiring. It’s almost Misnagdish and very small minds to get “offended” by some of these pictures.

Big Yashar Koach to HaRav Levin for thousands of hours of hard work to release these photos .

July 20, 2018 6:49 am

i saw pictures of family members and myself as a very young child that I had never seen before!

July 20, 2018 5:28 am

This is a beautiful project

Thank you so much
July 20, 2018 4:14 am

So special we got to see my brothers in England from 30 years ago such a nice memory plus my children get to see alts chassidim

Not ok
July 20, 2018 3:04 am

How can he say that privat pictures were not included.?
My mother’s passport picture is there ,
She is not a shliach and many other pictures of my family,
Just wonder

To number 1
July 20, 2018 2:41 am

I disagree. The Rebbe many times spoke about how the FR told him certain things in private, but knowing that the Rebbe would have to share with others, the FR was essentially giving consent to having the information publicized just by telling the Rebbe. There’s room to say similarly with this- since the Rebbe gave the photos to the library of aguch, which belongs to the chassidim, the photos already belong to the chassidim. What then would be the issue with publicizing them? Once people send them to the Rebbe they become the Rebbe’s to do with as he wants.… Read more »

July 20, 2018 2:10 am

These pictures were sent to the Rebbe for the Rebbe who gave anyone permission to publish them, 2nd he claim that private pictures were not uploaded that is far from the truth I have found many private family pictures on the site. For those who still have the hergesh to send everything in to the Rebbe’s library it now becomes a question to continue or not

Best is to pick the search option כל השדות
July 19, 2018 11:56 pm

All fields

To #8
July 19, 2018 11:51 pm

The thing is…
that only YOU can decide for YOURSELF what YOU feel comfortable with
People thought they are sending the pictures to the Rebbe
Not that they would be posted for all to see

To all those upset...weigh the gains
July 19, 2018 11:48 pm

Today our youth need inspiration and more glimpses of the past. There are many photos that families, including mine, were so excited to see. They themselves did not know these photos existed and now they have something they can treasure as many of these photos have pictures of family members who are no longer physically with us. I for one would want to see the ‘private photos’ from my family. Is there a way for families to have access to photos of family members that were not published yet?

I agree with #8
July 19, 2018 11:07 pm

I only wish MY family were included in some photos, but I hail from a different branch of Chassidus (I’m the rebel!!!)

Maybe the heirs just want to be acknowledged. It would be interesting for me to know who the people are in the photos & their connection to the Rebbe & the Rebbe Rayatz. It’s history!

Agree with #5
July 19, 2018 11:02 pm

However the whole victory of hey teves was at the Rebbe belongs to Chassidim, and if we can find a way to connect us with our Rebbe, thats why its there!

Not true
July 19, 2018 10:22 pm

Personal pictures that my father sent the Rebbe were included. I don’t think that was right. It does not respect the Rebbe nor his chassidim.

To #4
July 19, 2018 10:11 pm

You need to enter a search term (in Hebrew) in the search box and hope for the best…

What’s the big deal
July 19, 2018 10:11 pm

I searched through many of the photos and have not seen anything that would have been considered an invasion of privacy- granted I did not see all the pictures.
What is the invasion of privacy showcasing shluchim family pictures, it’s like an updated shluchim book

I was very excited to see pics of my grandmother and great grandparents and I think the benefits outweigh the issues . Please let’s not make issues out of nothing

To #2
July 19, 2018 10:10 pm
July 19, 2018 9:51 pm

How many people have access to the stuff which is NOT made public?…

Agree with number 1
July 19, 2018 9:44 pm

They were sent to the Rebbe. Those he thought to make public or incorporate into books, were done before “gimmel tammuz”.

Is nothing sacred anymore?

July 19, 2018 9:43 pm

How can we see these photos? Clicking in the sies in the above story doesn’t show them.

what happened to privacy???????????
July 19, 2018 9:42 pm

not OK

To have a picture deleted who to contact
July 19, 2018 9:31 pm

To have a Privte picture posted to be deleted who to contact?

do people have any right to privacy of what they sent to the rebbe (only) ?
July 19, 2018 9:04 pm

” Indeed, the final decision we reached was to omit the personal photos and upload the more general ones that are mainly connected to the public activities of Chabad. It is my hope that we indeed were successful in that decision, and haven’t made mistakes.”

this just is not true. hundreds of personal family pictures are now available for all to see.

also, highly disrespectful to the rebbe.

such a thing would never happen before 5754…..