Thursday, July 12, 2012

The Mashpia - דער משפיע

A Farbrengen with the Mashpia.
A painting from the famous Chassidic painter Zalman Kleinman.
The figures in Kleinman's paintings were usually famed Chabad Mashpi'im who were engraved in Kleinman's head since childhood. In this painting you can see the Mashpia, Rabbi Avrohom Meir Sherr singing at a Farbrengen. Apparently Kleinman was at this Farbrengen. (Rabbi Avrohom Meir Sherr  is listed as one of the notable Mashpi'im on wikipedia).

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The doctors speak

Doctor  Ira Weiss (right) and Louis Teichholz confer in the office of the Rebbe's secretariat.

Chassidic Art Exhibition in Detroit

The Detroit Jewish News writing about the Chassidic Art Exhibition

Thursday, September 16, 2010

MK Yitzchak Rabin with Chabad

1966: A Celebration with the Torah

Yitzhak Rabin, chief of staff of the Israel Defense Force (IDF), dances with Chabadniks at a Simchat Torah celebration. Following the Sukkot holiday, Chabadniks visited an IDF army base to celebrate with the soldiers. Photo: Milner Moshe/Israeli National Photo Library

1972: Waiting to Meet the Rebbe

Ambassador Yitzhak Rabin (seated, center) in discussion with the Rebbe’s secretary, Rabbi Binyomin Klein, as he awaits his meeting with the Rebbe. Seated on the right is the Rebbe's chief aide, Rabbi Hadokov. Standing (left to right): Rabbis Binyomin Klein, Abraham Shemtov, Shlomo Cunin, Moshe Hecht, and Mr. Yehuda Avner.   Photo: Isaac Berez
Yitzhak Rabin in conversation with Rabbi Chaim Mordechai Aizik Hadakov. Photo: Isaac Berez
Yitzhak Rabin participates in a jubilant dance after emerging from his audience with the Rebbe. Photo: Isaac Berez

1975: Greetings to the Children

Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in Kfar Chabad, attending the grand Bar Mitzvah for the sons of fallen Israeli soldiers. Rabin listens as the representative of the Bar Mitzvah boys delivers his speech.
Yitzhak Rabin congratulates the Bar Mitzvah boys.
Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin extends his personal wishes to the Bar Mitzvah boys

1980: A Picture with the Picture

Yitzhak Rabin poses near a picture of the Rebbe during his visit to Kfar Chabad.

1985: Thanks to Chabad...

Minister of Defense Yitzhak Rabin is greeted by a Chabadnik as he enters the Bar Mitzvah for the children of fallen Israeli soldiers. Photo: Isaac Freidin
Yitzhak Rabin, representing the IDF, addresses the grand occasion. Photo: Zvi Friedman

1993: Tanya for Rabin

A copy of the Tanya, the foundational text of Chabad philosophy, is presented to Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.

Chabad representatives meet with Yitzhak Rabin during the contentious period of the Oslo Accords planning. Photo: Michael Freidin

Rabbi Berke Chein putting on tefillin with MK Yitzhak Rabin

Rabbi Berke Chein puts on tefillin with MK Yitzhak Rabin during a visit to Kfar Chabad