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Newsweek Names Rabbi Krinsky Most Influential Rabbi

Newsweek’s Daily Beast named Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky, Chairman of the Chabad-Lubavitch educational division, and the longtime secretary to the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of blessed memory, No. 1 of the 50 Most Influential Rabbis.

According to Newsweek, Rabbi Krinsky “ranks as the most powerful authority in the national Jewish community, and is the second rabbi to repeat the No. 1 spot for a second year.

“Krinsky represents the fastest-growing denomination in Judaism, the Chabad-Lubavitch movement,” the report says, noting the “professional and managerial rigor” he has brought to Chabad . . . “quietly envied and emulated by other denominations that would like to capture some of its magic outreach . . .”

Responding to these accolades Sunday morning as he was on his way to the Ohel, the Rebbe’s resting place, Rabbi Krinsky told “This is a tribute to each and every one of the composite of Chabad-Lubavitch Shluchim and their supporters.

“Their extraordinary dedication to the Jewish people—everywhere in the world—is unquestionably the inspiration of the Rebbe, whose legacy continues to fire their passion and their creative energy for the benefit of Am Yisrael and society at large.”


  • 1. Hold your fire wrote:

    Before this becomes a Krinsky hate fest(personally,Im no fan)remember,he just REPRESENTS the Shluchim & ANAS”H.This is an honor for The Rebbe and us chassidim.

  • 3. moshe wrote:

    To number 1.
    Thank you for reiterating Rabbi krinsky’s words exactly. It sounds like your a bigger fan of his then you think.

  • 5. Very Lucky wrote:

    R’ Krinsky is by far the best representative of Lubavitch we’ve got.
    Apparently the Rebbe knew what he was doing.

  • 6. Chabad on Top! wrote:

    When you C”V criticize R’ Krinsky, you criticize the Rebbe’s foresight and judgement.

    The fact that a Lubavitcher, someone dedicated to what the Rebbe said, to bring Moshaich and G-dliness into this world is number ONE is a kiddush hashem. Better than these Reform Rabbis and woman liberation Jews that would rather give $75,000 to a Christian orphanage in Hatai, than Jews starving in eretz yisroel. Davka! Moshiach now!

  • 7. shliach wrote:

    to: no 1
    There’s a reason why the Rebbe chose him to be his personal secretary and sole executor of his will. the Rebbe knew exactly what he was doing..

  • 9. A proud Shliach wrote:

    I am very proud and honored that Rabbi Krinsky was recognized as the most influential Rabbi, he represents all Shluchim and everyone that does the Rebbe’s work around the US and the world.

    We should all be very proud that the Rebbe and all of Lubavitch has been recognized.

    Moshiach is on the way!!!

  • 11. Crown Hts resident & mom of shliach wrote:

    The #1 ranking is a wonderful and accurate reflection of the work and influence of Chabad and its’ Shluchim worldwide. Rabbi Krinsky’s statement was on target.


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