This Day in Jewish History 1927: Russia Releases 'Counter-revolutionary' Lubavitcher Rebbe

Even Calvin Coolidge pressed for the release of the recalcitrant Chabad rabbi, who certainly didn't make life easy for his Russian captors.

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On July 13, 1927, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn, the sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe, who just weeks earlier had been sentenced to death for “counter-revolutionary activity” in Soviet Russia, was released from...