The Library of Agudas Chassidei Chabad at 770 Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights will be open for visits in honor of Gimmel Tammuz.
The Library of Agudas Chassidei Chabad – Ohel Yosef Yitzchak Lubavitch, located at the central headquarters of the Chabad movement at 770 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, N. Y., is one of the foremost international libraries of rare Hebraica and Judaica. The Library’s collection is comprised of more than a quarter of a million antiquarian books and manuscripts.
The Library has an exhibition hall in which are exhibited rare and unusual items from its collection of books, manuscripts, and art works. Exhibits, rotated annually or bi-annually, are carefully selected from this rich collection to emphasize different aspects of the collection.
The current exhibit is dedicated to the memory of the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, opening on his twentieth Yahrzeit (annual commemoration, memorial) – third of Tammuz 5774 (July 1, 2014).
The exhibit, entitled Ginzei Seforim, is a display of rare books and manuscripts, some exceptionally rare, from the incunabular period and later, books printed from 1474 to 1574. Also included are manuscripts, broadsheets, and rare announcements.
In the exhibition hall there is a computerized catalog, which allows visitors to locate and see a description of these books, or all other books in the Library. It is also possible to see images of tens of thousands of books from the rare titles in the Library collection.
Guided tours of the exhibit by Chabad Librarian Rabbi Sholom Ber Levin are available via video:
Library of Agudas Chassidei Chabad
Ohel Yosef Yitzchak – Lubavitch
770 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn N.Y.
Third of Tamuz, July 1, 2014
the 20th Yahrzeit of the Rebbe
Sunday through Thursday: 12:00 – 5:00 pm
Friday: 12:00 – 2:00 pm