Saturday, June 21, 2008

Historic Movie of the Rebbe

Shmais released this movie of the Rebbe taken in 5720 (1960). Being 48 years old it is not as clear as one would like but shows a much younger Rebbe.

Apparently it was given out at the Laufer-Nemanov wedding on 14 Sivan 5768 in Crown Heights.

Much of it shows Kos Shel Brocho from Motzoei Shavuos 5720 but there are also scenes of the Rebbe receiving an aliya and davening in the upstairs shul at 770. One of the last segments shows the Rebbe distributing Lekach. What I find interesting is that, despite the fact that there were much less people in Crown Heights then, there appears to be much more pushing than in the 1980s.

There are also more videos here, here and here.