Zalman Shazar was first elected President of Israel by the Knesset in 1963, and then re-elected in 1968 and 1973. He shared an extremity close and unique relationship with the Rebbe.
Rabbi Shlomo Maydanchik, a Chabad activist in Israel, in an address to a group of college students in the United States, explained, “Mr. Shazar is not only an admirer of Chabad – he is also a dedicated Chassid and follower of the Rebbe.”
The President visited the Rebbe a number of times, and each visit turning into a truly special event.
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