Jewish leader remembered in Crown Heights

Rabbi Menachem Schneerson was the seventh leader of the Chabad Lubavitch and one of the most recognized leaders in the Jewish faith.

Rabbi Menachem Schneerson was the seventh leader of the Chabad Lubavitch and one of the most recognized leaders in the Jewish faith.

Rabbi Menachem Schneerson was the seventh leader of the Chabad Lubavitch and one of the most recognized leaders in the Jewish faith. (6/19/15)

CROWN HEIGHTS - More than 50,000 Jews from across the world gathered in Crown Heights to make a pilgrimage to Queens to commemorate the death of a great rabbi.

Rabbi Menachem Schneerson was the seventh leader of the Chabad Lubavitch and one of the most recognized leaders in the Jewish faith. He is said to be the driving force behind the success of the Lubavitch today.

Each year, thousands of followers make the trip to the Ohel Queens Cemetery, where the rabbi was laid to rest in 1994.

Rabbi Motti Seligson says people come to pray and reinvigorate themselves in the mission that Rabbi Schneerson set forth for everyone.

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