Thursday, June 03, 2010 R' Yoel Interviewed by JEM
Responding to a renewed effort to interview Mazkirim, senior Shluchim and others with major interaction with the Rebbe, Rabbi Yoel Kahan, the Rebbe's chief chozer, and Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky, the Rebbe's secretary and secretary of Lubavitch's three central Mosdos, sat down for a 3-hour videotaped session.
A clip of Reb Yoel's interview, featuring his observations from the year 1951 — as the Rebbe was formally taking the helm of the Chabad Lubavitch movement — appeared in this week's Living Torah.
According to Rabbi Yechiel Cagen, the project leader, this summer will see a renewed push to interview "high value persons" who have especially unique and deep experiences to share.
Mazkirim, senior Shluchim, older Chassidim, and anyone with an especially rich interaction with the Rebbe — these are all people we want to hear from. If for nothing else, we need to hear from them for our children's' sake."