Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Previous Lubavitcher Rebbe Comes to USA 1929

The Freidiger Lubavitcher Rebbe was arrested by the KGB, sat in a Russian prison and eventually sentenced to death R"L for the crime of supporting and running many underground yeshivas, opening Mikvahs etc in Russia where learning Torah was illegal.

On the 3rd of Tammuz 5687/1927 the death sentence was miraculously dropped and 9 days later he was yet again miraculously set free to leave Russia.

On the 12th of Elul 5689/1929 the Rebbe made his 1st visit to America after which he moved to Poland. When the war broke out the Rebbe escaped and arrived in America permanently on the 9th of Adar Aleph, 5700/1940 and announced that "America is Nisht Andresh" "America is no different". Over the next 10 years until his passing, the Rebbe practiced those words and turned over America into a Torah rich country.

Below is footage of that 1st visit.


Chazzan805 said...

Did the Rebbe wear a streimel before he came to America? Heard that somewhere.

Lucky Wolf said...

The Rebbe wore a Shtreieml in Europe as well as in America but i believe only on certain occasions.

Anonymous said...

The Rebbe wore a Spodik (not Streimel) on special occasions, such as Shabbos and Yom Tov. ;)