The Rebbe and The Rav

The Rebbe meeting the Rav, Yud shvat 1980

Tomorrow, the 18th of Nissan, marks the passing of the Rav, Rabbi Joseph Ber Soloveitchik, the Rosh Yeshiva of Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (Yeshiva University). Rabbi Soloveitchik held the Rebbe in great esteem and came to visit the Rebbe several times.

The Rebbe and the Rav first met in the early 1930s, when they were studying at the University of Berlin. Thereafter, when they had both come to America, the Rav came to visit the Rebbe in 1964 when the Rebbe was sitting shivah for his mother, and came to the Rebbe’s Yud Shevat farbrengen in 1980 as well.

Here are four videos of students of the Rav, Rabbi’s Shalom Ber Kowalsky, Julius Berman, Menachem Genack, Fabian Schoenfeld, Menachem Genack and Hershel Schachter; sharing stories and reflections about the Rebbe they heard from Rabbi Soloveitchik.

Click here for the video of the Rav meeting the Rebbe at the Yud Shvat farbrengen in 1980.

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