Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Rebbe Accompanies the President into 770

Zalman Shazar was first elected President of Israel by the Knesset in 1963, and then re-elected in 1968 and 1973. He shared an extremity close and unique relationship with the Rebbe. Rabbi Sholomo Maydanchik, a Chabad activist in Israel, in an address to a group of college students in the United States, explained, “Mr. Shazar is not only an admirer of Chabad – he is also a dedicated Chassid and follower of the Rebbe.” The President visited the Rebbe a number of times, and each visit turning into a truly special event.

The Avner Institute has captured photos of these historical visits – in 1966 and 1973. Special thanks to the Zionist archives of Jerusalem and the Rebbe Archive.

Good Shabbos