Weekly Story: Purim Koton 5687

Being that this Shabbos is Parshas Titzaveh and most Anash will be reviewing the maamar V’Atah Tetzaveh, the maamar that the Rebbe personally distributed on Purim Koton 5572 (1992), just two weeks before his stroke on chof-zayin Adar Rishon. In the beginning of the maamar the Rebbe notes that it is based on the maamar that the Frierdiker Rebbe said during the farbrengen  of Purim Koton 5687 (1927). I therefore thought it would be appropriate to relate part of the story of that era, which lends an insight of the intent of the Frierdiker Rebbe’s maamar, and according to many it also gives insight into the intent of the Rebbe, of why he chose to publish this maamar (which he said eleven years earlier, on Parshas Teyzaveh 5781 (1981).

Weekly Unique Photo of the Rebbe

Courtesy of Lubavitch Archives, we present a weekly photo of the Rebbe Rayatz as he thanks the judge who swore him in as a United States citizen, 16 Adar, 1949. On the 9th of Adar we mark the day the Rebbe Rayatz arrived to the United States. The Rebbe can be seen standing on the left.