11 Sivan: the wedding day of Reb Levik and Rebbetzin Chana, the Rebbe’s Parents

Rabbi Shalom DovBer Schneerson, the fifth Lubavitcher Rebbe, had suggested and blessed the match

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The Rebbe’s parents, Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Schneerson and Rebbetzin Chana Yanovsky were married on the 11th of Sivan, 5660 (1900).

In 5660, at the age of 22, Rabbi Levi Yitzchak had already become renowned as a Kabbalistic and halachic scholar.On the 11th of Sivan, 5660, he married Rebbetzin ChanaYanovsky. The daughter of Rabbi Meir Shlomo Yanovsky, the Rabbi of Nikolayev and chassid of the Rebbe Maharash, the fourth Lubavitcher Rebbe, young Rebbetzin Chana was known as a scholar in her own right.

Rabbi Shalom DovBer Schneerson, the fifth Lubavitcher Rebbe, had suggested and blessed the match: see the facsimile 👆 of a letter from Rabbi Shalom DovBer to Rabbi Levi Yitzchak’s father, wishing the latter Mazel Tov on the match.

The wedding took place on the 11th of Sivan, in Nikolayev, where Rabbi Levi Yitzchak and Rebbetzin Chana would remain for almost a decade.

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