By COLlive reporter
Rabbi Elimelech Zweibel OBM was one of Chabad’s most influential thinkers. For the past thirty-five years, Rabbi Zweibel has been a Mashpia – teacher and spiritual mentor of a generation of Chabad Rabbis at Yeshivas Tomchei Tmimim Lubavitch – Rabbinical College of America in Morristown, NJ.
In earlier years, Rabbi Zweibel was a member of a group who initially looked over the discourses of the Lubavitcher Rebbe before they went for official editing to the Rebbe himself. He was one of the major contributors to this generation’s leading works on Chassidic philosophy. Rabbi Elimelech Zweibel was also a member of the Vaad Rabbonim Lubavitch, as well as part of the editorial board for the production of the Chassidus Mevueres (Chassidus Explained) series.
In honor of his yartzeit on 19 Cheshvan, COLlive.com presents a video of memories from his former student, Rabbi Chaim Dalfin, a Chabad historian, an ethnographer of Chassidism and Director of the Jewish Enrichment Press publishing group.
His most recent book is Torah Vodaas & Lubavitch, about the connection between Lubavitch and illustrious Yeshiva in the Kensington neighborhood of Brooklyn that has raised generations of Torah observant Jews for close to 100 years. (Buy it here)
Rabbi Dalfin is a featured speaker in many Chabad centers and Jewish communities about Chassidic teachings and life. He is also the recording artist of Chasidic Nigunim: Learn, Understand and Sing.