What are the odds that a shoebox crammed with files about to be discarded would be disclosed to include a letter, in the Rebbe’s personalized handwriting, describing his journey and escape from Nazi occupied Europe? A a single-in-eighty-year prospect. Full Tale
Jewish men and women throughout the world have just marked the eightieth anniversary of 28 Sivan with good fanfare, celebrating the miraculous arrival of the Rebbe and Rebbetzin on the shores of the United States, eighty yrs back.
As the Jewish earth marked Gimmel Tammuz, a impressive discovery in the dwelling of Mr. Leonard Holtz, the Director of the Jewish burial association in Hartford, Connecticut, and his wife, Laura Zimmerman, led to their generously gifting this handwritten letter to be completely housed in the Rebbe’s Library at 770.
Government Director of the Hebrew Funeral Affiliation, Inc., recognized in 1898 in Hartford, Ct., Leonard followed as the upcoming