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Lubavitcher Hasidim to Mark 170th Anniversary of Freeing of Rabbi Schneur Zalman

Lubavitcher Hasidim will mark the 170th anniversary tomorrow of the freeing of the founder of their movement, Rabbi Schneur Zalman, of Liadi, from a Czarist prison where he had been held 53 days on grounds of disloyalty to the regime. The vindication of Rabbi Zalman is regarded by followers of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement as an event of symbolic and historical significance. Ceremonies celebrating the event will take place in Lubavitcher headquarters here and at Kfar Chabad, the movement’s village in Israel.