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How This Rabbi Built 30,000 Public Menorahs

It was more than 30 years ago when Rabbi Boruch Klar first heard the Lubavitcher Rebbe—Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, of righteous memory—speak about the importance of lighting menorahs in public places. As soon as the speech was completed, Klar saw groups of young rabbinical students jumping at the opportunity to construct large-scale menorahs for lightings. Their design consisted of PVC piping, painted gold or silver, with electric wiring inside.

Here’s My Story: Love is the Real Bottom Line

When I say the Rebbe, I am speaking about Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the last Rebbe of Chabad-Lubavitch. But during my youth, “the Rebbe” meant the Previous Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn who, in 1927, sent our family to Hebron, Israel, where my father went to work as a specialized kosher butcher in charge of deveining.