Over 5,000 Chabad emissaries gather in NY

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Lubavitcher Rebbe’s soldiers report for duty: The Annual International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries opened over the weekend at Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

Thousands of the Hasidic movement’s representatives in dozens of countries worldwide – known as “shluchim” (emissaries) – arrived in New York City to take part in what has been defined by organizers as “the biggest Jewish conference in the world.”

What began in the early 1980s as a meeting of several dozen emissaries from the United States, turned into an international annual event over the years – and one of Chabad’s strongest traditions.

This year the conference is being held for the 30th time in a row, attended by more than 5,000 “shluchim” – rabbis and scholars from Israel and the world.

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