JEM released rare footage showing the Rebbe as he walks to the Chabad library housed next door to 770 Eastern Parkway on Friday afternoon, 11 Sivan, 5745 – May 31, 1985.
Beginning in the early 80’s the Rebbe would spend Shabbos with the Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka Schneerson in the library. There were just a few years when this would occur, making this video very unique; this practice ended with the passing of the Rebbetzin.
In this clip narrated by R’ Mendy Krinsky – a young boy at the time – we see the Rebbe distributing coins to children before Shabbos. The boys were encouraged to use the last moments before the onset of Shabbos to give the coins to Tzedaka.