America is not different. These words weren’t merely uttered. They were implemented.
R’ Yosef Yitzchak Schneerson, the Frierdiker Rebbe (Previous Rebbe), was born on 12 Tammuz 5640 (1880). The sixth Rebbe of Chabad began his leadership in the burgeoning horrors of the Communist Soviet Union. A beautifully poetic writer and piercing presence, the Frierdiker Rebbe dedicated his life to combating Soviet Jewish persecution, establishing a clandestine Jewish underground throughout the vast reaches of Russia and her satellite states. Escaping to the United States, the Frierdiker Rebbe asserted that America will be know different in maintaining the fire of Judaism’s soul. Thus, the Frierdiker Rebbe spent his latter days nurturing the seeds of light in the soil of the new country. On 10 Shvat 5510 (1950) the Previous Rebbe ascended on high.