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January 21, 2019
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Letter signed by the Admor the RYY"Tz, sent to Rabbi Alexander Sender. Brooklyn, 27 Cheshvan 1947.

At the beginning of the letter, the Admor blesses him on the occasion of his son Yitzchak's engagement. He recommends staying in Paris rather than travelling to the United States because "it is easier and better to manage with Hash-m's help in matters of livelihood and proper conduct in Paris than in this country ..."

Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneerson the Admor the RYY"Tz [1880-1950] was the sixth Admor in the dynasty of Admors of Chaba"d Lubavitch, which he led from 1920 until his passing. After his marriage in 1897, his father appointed him acting administrator of the Tomchei Temimim Chaba"d yeshivah, which had been established that year. The Communist revolution broke out shortly thereafter, his father passed away, and he was appointed leader of the Chaba"d Lubavitch Chassidut. Due to Communist persecution, he established a secret network of Talmud Torahs and yeshivahs in the USSR. The Admor the RYY"Tz was very active in Jewish activity, providing religious necessities and Jewish education, which was illegal in the USSR. He arrived in New York in 1940, by boat from Stockholm. Within a short time he acquired the famous 770 building, where he lived out his final years. This location later became the world center of Chaba"d Chassidut.

[1] official paper leaf. 14x22 cm. Fine condition.

Letters from rabbis