Grave of Mitteler Rebbe’s Grandson Discovered

The grave belonging to Harav Shneur Schneerson, grandson of the Mitteler Rebbe and son-in-law of the Tzemach Tzedek, was recently discovered in the town of Lubavitch and restored to its proper dignity.

By reporter

After much work of clarification and research, the grave and the matzieva of the Mitteler Rebbe‘s grandson, located in the town of Lubavitch, was restored and repaired.

The grave, belonging to the tzadik and gaon Harav Shneur Schneerson, was recently discovered during the extensive renovation and restoration work being done in the cemetery of Lubavitch, where the holy Ohels of the Rebbes and Rebbetzins are located.

Harav Shneur was the son of Harav Menachem Nochum, son of the Mitteler Rebbe. His first wife was the daughter of the Tzemach Tzedek, making him the grandson of one Rebbe and son-in-law of a second.

In the sefer Beis Rebbi, the author writes that Harav Shneur “lived in Lubavitch and his final resting spot is there, in the Ohel of the Rebbes.” However, for many decades, as the cemetery was vandalized and destroyed by the Nazis and Soviets ym”s, his grave, and thousands of others, simply disappeared.

In recent years, shliach to Lubavitch Rabbi Gavriel Gordon has been working on restoring the cemetery and rehabilitating as many graves as possible. As part of the process, he discovered a piece of Harav Shneur’s matzeiva right near the Ohel.

After reconstructing the missing parts of the matzeiva, it was returned back to its rightful place, and the grave was marked to allow visitors to the town to stop there and daven after visiting the Ohel of the Tzemach Tzedek and Rebbe Maharash.

The restoration of the grave and matzeiva is another step in the restoration and renovation of all the holy places in Lubavitch by the shliach Rabbi Gavriel Gordon, sponsored by philanthropists Yossi and Batsheva Popak, with the help of the “Geder Avos” organization through the efforts of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Levin.

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