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Today In Jewish History: The Passing Of The Rebbes Wife

Today marks a notable date in Chabad history: 22 (Chof-Beis) Shevat, the 33rd anniversary of the passing of Rebbetzin Chaya Moussia Schneerson, wife of the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of blessed memory.

Daughter of a Rebbe and wife of a Rebbe, the Rebbetzin carried the mantle of position in a humble manner and with unpretentious bearing. She was an extraordinarily erudite woman, possessing a pleasant demeanor and a gentle sense of humor.

In honor of the Rebbetzin, the international conference of Chabad women emissaries is traditionally held around the 22nd of Shevat, with this year marking the 27th annual gathering.

On the day of the Rebbetzin’s passing, the Rebbe established the Keren Hachomesh Charitable Foundation (http://www.kerenhachomesh.org), a special fund to support women’s social and educational matters in fields such as Torah study, mikvaot, and hachnosas kallah. Today, Keren Hachomesh continues to live up to its purpose, and has helped numerous individuals and families over the past 30 years.

Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka Schneerson—A Brief Biography, provides some biographical information about the Rebbetzin.

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