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Florida Yeshiva Recalls Roots at It Celebrates 40 Years

Judy and Morty Mayberg fondly remember when 11 yeshivah boys landed in the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in the fall of 1973. They were shluchim, personal emissaries of the Rebbe—Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory—and their goal was to found a yeshivah on the balmy beaches of a city better known for relaxation than rigorous study.

What I Found in the Schneersohn Library

It takes less than 10 minutes, a passport and the help of a friendly librarian to hold in your hands one of thousands of religious texts at the heart of an international legal battle between Russia and America.

Picture of the Day: Taller than Tall

At about 6′ 6″ tall, some say Rabbi Zevi Raskin, director of Chabad in Cyprus, is the tallest Shliach in the world. But he is dwarfed while standing next to Jewish-America basketball player of Balkan origin Robert Rothbart, who towers above him at almost 7′ 2″.