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Recuperating Rebbe Gets Outdoors

Twelve weeks after suffering a debilitating stroke, the Lubavitcher rebbe was taken in his wheelchair Tuesday to visit the newly renovated Lubavitch library building, adjacent to the Hasidic movement’s headquarters at 770 Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights neighborhood.

This marked the first time since the stroke that Rabbi Menachem Schneerson left the headquarters, where he resides.

“He also spent considerable time outdoors, getting some fresh air,” reported Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky, the rebbe’s spokesman. “It’s extremely gratifying to see.”

While Schneerson is reading his mail, he is not yet dictating replies, according to Krinsky. He was unable to speculate when the rebbe would resume his public appearances and addresses.

Because of the U.S. Memorial Day holiday, the JTA Daily News Bulletin will not be published on Monday, May 25.

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