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Bush cites rebbe in proclamation

President Bush proclaimed “Education and Sharing Day” in honor of the late Lubavitcher rebbe. “Education and Sharing Day honors the legacy of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson and emphasizes our commitment to teach the next generation of Americans the values that make our country strong,” the White House said in a statement Monday. “The Lubavitcher Rebbe believed that society should ‘make a new commitment to kindness,’ and he helped to establish education and outreach centers offering social service programs and humanitarian aid around the world,” the statement said. The tradition of marking Schneerson’s Hebrew calendar birthday with a presidential proclamation started during the Carter administration.