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Chair in Rosh Yeshiva’s Home Has a Chabad Connection

An adorned chair that sits in the home of HaRav Shmuel Kamenetsky, Rosh Yeshiva of Philadelphia, has a special Chabad connection which he proudly told to 2 recent visitors. Full Story

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November 24, 2020 8:51 pm

B”H
What kind of work did she do that she had the money to donate? Was she married? Does she have descendants? Was this before the Great Depression? Was this during the time the Friediker Rebbe went to Morristown?

Correction
November 24, 2020 8:56 pm

Definitely a misunderstanding here: The Rebbe was never in Philadelphia. The Frierdiker Rebbe visited Philadelphia in December 1929, but the Rebbe was not present. Probably meant the Rashag was standing at his side.

chayim
November 24, 2020 8:58 pm

of course the freierdiker rebbe was in Philadelphia

Large community of Jews were there
Reply to  chayim
November 24, 2020 10:19 pm

The Previous Rebbe wanted to center Lubavitch in America in Philadelphia. First stop when he arrived in America, that earlier occasion, after Yud Beit Tammuz, was Philadelphia where he met with youth and stated they were ripe to take a short amount of time to put on Tefillin. (Last stop that trip was St. Louis)

Rabbi Kamenetsky
November 24, 2020 9:50 pm

From the story and pictures looks like such a warm and “lichtig” person. So special, and inspiring.

Rabbi Kamenetsky
Reply to  Rabbi Kamenetsky
November 26, 2020 5:36 am

I had the honor of meeting with Rabbi Kamenetsky about 15 years ago when abuse was still very much untalked about in our community. He really helped solidify yiddishkeits stance on the issue and how one should approach the issue. He understood the depth of the issue far before it was widely discussed. He is truly a wise man.

Agudah Convention
November 24, 2020 10:37 pm

I remember hearing Rav Kaminetsky stating in his opening remarks at the

convention that there is the saying that we have to live with the times – the Parsha of the week!

(obviously didn’t mention the Alter Rebbe).

Shelah
Reply to  Agudah Convention
November 25, 2020 9:34 am

Actually the Shelah mentions it

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November 25, 2020 9:53 am

if you know rav shmuel i guarantee you he doesnt know its from the baal hatanya .. the rosh yeshiva probably heard it at some dinner and thought it was a good vort
i straddle both worlds i grew up in CH yet learned in litvishe mosdos ..&.im always amazed that with all the technology… each circle of klal yisroel knows so little about the inner workings of kehilos a few miles down

Go Yossi
November 25, 2020 12:20 pm

Yossi Eliav is the best!!!!!!!

Elya Brill
November 25, 2020 4:07 pm

The Fredicker Rebbe spent Shabbas in 1929 in Philadelphia in a Bais Medrash called Anshe Lubavitch. The Chassidim were all his fathers Chassidim. My great grandfather, his brother, and his brother in law and four others founded the shul in 1912 when they came to America. It functioned until the early 50s when the neighborhood changed. My grandfather remembered the Shabbas. Elya Brill

Rabbi Yossi
November 25, 2020 8:12 pm

Keep up the great work!!! So nice to see you spreading the light and joining all sects of jews in unison to make a global impact.
Much success!

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