Religion: Rabbi from Warsaw

On a Manhattan pier, one day last week, 75 cantors chanted. Five hundred rabbis, 500 pious Jewish laymen craned at a stout, full-bearded man in a fur hat debarking from the Swedish liner Drottningholm. From his long wanderings in Eastern Europe's ghettos, great & good Rabbi Joseph Isaac Schneersohn at 60 had come to make his home in the U. S.

Rabbi Schneersohn is head of a Hasidic sect (150,000 in the U. S.) called the Habad. Hasidism is the faith which Baal Shem Tob, Polish mystic and healer of the 18th Century, offered to...

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