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Lubavitcher Rebbe to be honored in Portugal in the name of universal peace

The International Observatory of Human Rights recognizes that Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson "has become a reference for good for humanity."

Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson. Credit: Wikipedia.
Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson. Credit: Wikipedia.

On Sunday, July 30, the Portugal-based International Observatory of Human Rights, within the scope of its mission to promote Peace and Human Rights, will honor the Lubavitcher Rebbe (Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson), who “influenced generations of young men and women, drawing their attention to the importance of education and a solid character, and strengthening ties of friendship among the people around him.” An honorary certificate will be presented by Luís Andrade, President of the International Observatory of Human Rights, to the President of Chabad Portugal, Rabbi Eli Rosenfeld, who will send the document to the Chabad organization’s headquarters in New York.

Rabbis from Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom and Israel are joining this tribute, taking place at the headquarters of B’nai B’rith Portugal, in Oporto, in the presence of dozens of members of the Portuguese Jewish community. Chabad Portugal is based in Cascais, in the south of Portugal, but extends its activities throughout the country and runs a student synagogue in Oporto, in partnership with the local Jewish community.

Rabbi Eli Rosenfeld said, “The Rebbe’s efforts and legacy continue to inspire the world to never give up on any individual, believing that each and every person can reveal their hidden spark of Judaism to reach a vibrant and burning flame.”

Gabriela Cantergi, the President of B’nai B’rith International Portugal, stated that “the Rebbe helped Jews and non-Jews to comply with the basic norms of morality, that’s why in the United States, the Rebbe’s birthday, 22 March, is National Education and Sharing Day.” She noted two worthy emissaries of the Rebbe, among thousands of others: “Rabbi Eli Rosenfeld built one of the most beautiful Chabad centers in the world, and Rabbi Mendel Liberow who hosted my wedding in Brazil created an extraordinary community from scratch.”

The International Observatory of Human Rights recognizes that Rabbi Schneerson “has become a reference for good for humanity and for the construction of a more just and more fraternal world. His legacy continues to inspire new generations and his merits are recognized worldwide.”

The founder of the Chabad movement, Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, was of Portuguese origin.

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