NEW YORK (Oct. 1)
Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, today proclaimed the Jewish year, 5723, as the 150th anniversary year marking the death of Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi, founder of the Chabad-Lubavitch Hassidic movement. A special program of studies of the works of the first Lubavitcher Rebbe and the establishment of a fund for their publication was announced by Rabbi Schneerson.
Rabbi Shneur Zalman passed away 150 years ago, on Teveth 24, (this year on January 20) leaving many unpublished works which have since been published, in part, by his successors, the Lubavitcher Rebbes, during their respective years at the helm of the Lubavitcher movement. The present Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, a direct descendant of Rabbi Shneur Zalman and seventh in the dynasty of Chabad-Lubavitch leaders, has in recent years published several volumes of Rabbi Shneur Zalman’s works.