Here’s How You Can Access the Seforim Still in Russia

Who doesn’t know about the ongoing battle between Chabad and Russia over the seforim of the Rebbeim? But did you know that even as the seforim remain captive in Moscow, you can still browse them?

By reporter

Thousands of priceless treasures lie on the shelves and safes of the Central Chabad Library, right next door to 770. The average chossid, however, won’t have the chance to see the most precious of them. Until now, that is.

A new series, launched by in partnership with the Rebbe’s library, will showcase some of the most unique and historic books and items in the Rebbe’s library.


The battle between Chabad and Russia over the library of the Rebbe Rashab and Frierdiker Rebbe is well-documented. Ever since the books were stolen 100 years ago, there has been an ongoing effort to retrieve them and bring them back to where they belong.

Rabbi Berel Levine gives a brief overview of the century-long saga, and also tells us how we can access, view and browse those seforim from anywhere, even as they remain captive in Moscow.

Listen to the lecture in podcast format by clicking here.

For all previous episodes of ‘Treasures from the Rebbe’s Library’ click here.

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  1. There are still some seforim from that collection, specifically the ones from Poland, that to my understanding are still not released, even digitally, and are only accessible to יודעי חן…

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