Rabbi Sholom Ber Schapiro, Director of the Nissan Mindel Publications (NMP), presents “Historic Treasures.”
Each program shares ‘treasures’ from the archives of Rabbi Schapiro’s father-in-law, Rabbi Dr. Nissan Mindel OBM, a prolific writer who served as a personal secretary of the 6th and 7th Chabad Rebbes.
The program uncovers fascinating stories, rare artifacts and precious documents from the Chabad-Lubavitch movement.
This week, in honor of the yartzeit of the Rebbe’s great grandfather, R’ Avraham Dovid Lavut (the “Kav Noki”), the grandfather of Rebbetzin Chana, which is this week on the 18th of Adar, we will share a fascinating program in connection with R’Avraham Dovid Lavut.
Among Rabbi Mindel’s archives, we found a folder containing the original and eye-opening handwritten notes of the Rebbe which he wrote in 1942. These notes are very detailed and scholarly sources which the Rebbe compiled in connection with the JUNIOR CODE OF JEWISH LAW – a project which Rabbi Mindel was tasked with by the Rebbe. These notes reflect the Rebbe’s unusual genius in the field of Jewish law.
By Divine providence, the Rebbe wrote these scholarly notes in the back of the many pages of handwritten pilpulim which the secretary of his great grandfather, The Kav Noki, had dealt with (mid- 1800’s). Among these pilpulim – Sha’alos u’Teshuvos – is one interesting story that we will share with you on the program.