Lubavitcher Rebbe
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As part of the weekly cabinet meeting held on Sunday, the Heritage Minister Rabbi Amichai Eliyahu noted the birthday of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, who was born 121 years ago, on the 11th day of the month of Nisan.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded to the words of the Minister of Heritage and directed the Minister to work to establish a unique heritage center for Chabad Hassidism and its activities which will be named after the Lubavitcher Rebbe.

In the coming weeks, professional staff work will begin at the Ministry of Heritage to examine the programs that will be offered by the heritage center and its location, and a government decision will be issued on the matter.

Prime Minister Netanyahu said, "The Lubavitcher Rebbe influenced me a lot and changed the Jewish world from end to end. The Chabad Heritage Center will tell the story of the Jewish people and will showcase the contribution of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, who contributed so much to encourage Torah study and observance."

Minister Eliyahu said, "As someone who had the privilege of being educated in the educational institutions founded by the Rebbe, with whom my grandfather had a deep and special relationship, I feel a great privilege and an exciting coming full circle by jumpstarting this important project. The Chabad movement is a movement that cares for every Jew, regardless of who he is, and the legacy of the Lubavitcher Rebbe is a guiding light every step of the way. We are blessed today that his great light is spread everywhere in the world, and establishing a heritage center that will commemorate the tremendous enterprise he founded is a sacred duty for us."