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Thousands of pilgrims are expected to visit the New York grave of Menachem Mendel Schneerson this weekend to mark the fifth anniversary of the Lubavitch rebbe’s death. Thousands of other followers of the rebbe around the world will also mark the anniversary with commemorations. The American Friends of Lubavitch marked the occasion by formally opening its Washington headquarters Wednesday with a reception attended by Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.), Rep. Robert Wexler (D-Fla.), Secretary of Agriculture Daniel Glickman, Washington Mayor Anthony Williams and at least five ambassadors.

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