Schneerson, Rabbi Menachem Mendel

June 15, 2006

The seventh Lubavitcher Rebbe, eldest son of the saintly Kabbalist, Rabbi Levi Yitzchak, Rav of Yekaterinoslav; fifth in direct paternal line from the Tzemach Tzedek; son-in-law of the Rebbe Rayatz.

As the leader of one of the largest Chassidic groups in the world the Rebbe expended a great deal of time and effort on outreach. “Chabad Houses”, – Outreach Centers – can be found on college campuses and in Jewish communities throughout the world. These centers conduct classes, distribute literature on Judaism and promote Mitzvah observance. A Chabad house can be found almost anywhere in the world where there is a pocket of Jewish families.

The Rebbe was a renowned Torah Scholar and authored many Halachic, Chassidic and homiletic works.