‘After Sheva Brochos, Go to His House’

A Moment with the Rebbe: The Rebbe gave Reb Itch’ke Gansburg surprising advice on how to bring ‘young blood’ into an organization.

Immediately After Sheva Brochos

Already in the early 5710’s (1950’s), Reb Itch’ke Gansburg took a leading role in the expansion of Lubavitch activities in Eretz Yisroel, whether with establishing new schools for the Reshet network, Agudas Chasidei Chabad or Tzeirei Agudas Chabad.

His daughter Mrs. Fradi Brod related:

Periodically, my father would report to the Rebbe on his activities, and on who participated. In a yechidus the Rebbe once told him:

“I read your reports, and it’s vaiter di zelber mentchen, vaiter di zelber mentchen (always the same people)…”

The Rebbe instructed him to get others involved. “When a yungerman gets married, you could let him rest for a few days. But immediately after the sheva brachos, you should go into his house, and tell him ‘you must be an active member of Tzeirei Agudas Chabad!’”

(Sipur Ishi, page 284)

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