3 Kislev 5778 21/11/2017

Rebbitzen Chana is Interrogated

The Soviet authorities did not cease their persecution of Rabbi Levi Yitzchok. They eventually arrested his wife, Rebbtizen Chana, and interrogated her about his activities with Ukrainian Jewry.

One Shabbat, about two weeks after Rabbi Levi Yitzchok returned to Dnieperpetrovsk, three agents of the secret police arrived at Rebbitzen Chana’s home. As previously, they demanded to make a search. This time they were even more thorough. Every single one of Rabbi Levi Yitzchok’s most precious documents and books were loaded into a car. When Rebbitzen Chana begged the agents not to take them away they telephoned their superiors, who acceded to her request.

When the search had concluded, the agents took Rebbitzen Chana to NKVD headquarters. For several hours she underwent a tough interrogation. She was questioned about her husband’s activities, his correspondence abroad, and his contacts with his sons, who were no longer in the Soviet Union. Although her cruel interrogators threatened her many times, Rebbitzen Chana remained firm in her determination not to supply them with any information.

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The president of Kazakhstan presents the head shliach with a document signed by the government (in 2000) denouncing the persecution of Rabbi Levi Yitzchok.
The president of Kazakhstan presents the head shliach with a document signed by the government (in 2000) denouncing the persecution of Rabbi Levi Yitzchok.
31/07/2007
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A Gallery  of Notable Visitors to the Chabad Center in Almaty and the Tomb of Rabbi Levi Yitzchok
A Gallery of Notable Visitors to the Chabad Center in Almaty and the Tomb of Rabbi Levi Yitzchok
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