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9th of Adar II: the Frierdiker Rebbe Arrives in America

After a 12-day sea voyage, the previous Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn (1880-1950), disembarked at the New York harbor on the 9th of Adar II of 1940, following his miraculous rescue from Nazi-occupied Warsaw.

The Rebbe arrived in America with a mission, declaring that “America is no different.” Judaism and Chabad would flourish in America as they had in Europe.