500,000 Kronen Raised to Redeem Rebbe’s Library
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500,000 Kronen Raised to Redeem Rebbe’s Library

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Over 500,000 kronen were raised by the followers of Rebbe Shapiro, known as the Muncazer rebbe, to redeem his valuable library which has been seized by the authorities for alleged non-payment of taxes.

A number of donations was received from American followers of the rebbe.

The authorities claim taxes in the amount of 1,000,000 kronen, based on profits alleged made on the sale of Pidyonoth, bursaries paid by the chassidim when visiting the rebbe.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund