Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky, the titular head of Chabad-Lubavitch has issued a statement on the 55th yartzeit of Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneerson, the 6th Lubavitcher Rebbe:
Succeeding Rabbi Joseph I. Schneersohn on this day, in 1950, [actually, 1951, after a year-long succession struggle Rabbi Krinsky fails to mention between the future Rebbe and the other son-in-law of the RAYATZ, Rabbi Shmaryahu Gourary] was his son-in-law, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, who enlarged on his predecessor's vision, and directed the movement to a dynamic and highly focused outreach program. At the time, the Jewish community was still shattered, broken in spirit and in body by the Holocaust which left two out of every three Jews in Europe dead. The depth and magnitude of Jewish suffering and loss seemed to be the measure for the Rebbe’s vision for Jewish rehabilitation and revival. “The Jewish people has been so heavily decimated,” the Rebbe once said, “that each of us must be made to count, and to count doubly.”
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