Monday, December 24, 2007

The Rebbe as Student
by: Schvach Yid

Here’s a pleasant blast from the past: the not yet Lubavitcher Rebbe, R’ Menachem Mendel Schneerson, seated (right) with his father-in-law, the then Lubavitcher Rebbe Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn, playing a nice game of chess.

Even the Rebbonim relax and play.


Daniel said...

who won?

Schvach said...

Their chassidim!

Morah Sarah said...

that was on "nittelnacht" - the night of xmas, it is a custom not to learn from midday til midnight, so as not to give the powers of impurity any energy, which can only come from torah. The rebbeim played a once-a-year game of chess.