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MAKE SURE YOU GET OUR GOOD SIDE: Rabbis from around the world posed as part of the International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries get-together.
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ALL TOGETHER NOW: The yearly gathering is meant to brainstorm ways to grow the group’s ranks.
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MEETING OF THE MINDS: The Hasidic organization said 4,200 of its rabbis turned out for the massive class photo.
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DRONE HOME: A drone captured some video of the religious gathering from the sky.

Say challah!

Thousands of rabbis from around the world came together for the International Conference of Chabad Lubavitch Emissaries on Sunday. The men in black posed for a series of giant group photos in front of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish group’s headquarters on Eastern Parkway, then headed to the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal for a banquet and what a spokesman described as “spirited” dancing.

The Hasidic organization is dedicated to converting fellow Jews and has brought its rabbis together annually for the last 31 years to brainstorm evangelical tactics. This year 4,200 rabbis from 80 countries showed up, according to the group.

This year’s conference also marked the 20th anniversary of the Lubavitcher Rabbi Menachem Schneerson’s passing. Known as “the Rebbe,” Schneerson is credited with starting the Lubavitcher movement, and came to the United States in 1941 fleeing the Holocaust. The visiting rabbis trekked to his gravesite in Queens ahead of the day’s festivities.

Reach reporter Matthew Perlman at (718) 260–8310. E-mail him at mperlman@cnglocal.com. Follow him on Twitter @matthewjperlman.
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Boris from Borough Park says:
Where is Rabbi Joel? Oh wait, is that him, 25th row from the front, 39th from the right, in the black hat?
Nov. 25, 2014, 5:11 pm
Bob from Brooklyn says:
Boris, you have good vision.
Nov. 25, 2014, 6:43 pm

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