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5709: Kfar Chabad Established
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Kfar Chabad Established  in 5709

The Chabad-Lubavitch village in Israel, Kfar Chabad, was founded by the Frierdike Rebbe on Iyar 21 5709. The first settlers were mostly recent immigrants from the Soviet Union, survivors of the terrors of World War II and Stalinist oppression.

Kfar Chabad, which is located about five miles south of Tel Aviv and includes agricultural lands as well as numerous educational institutions, serves as the headquarters of the Chabad-Lubavitch Chassidic movement in the Eretz HaKodesh.

From Wikipedia: Kfar Chabad was established in 1949 by Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Schneersohn The site was originally a Palestinian village called Al-Safiriyya, which was depopulated after the 1948 war. The first inhabitants were mostly recent immigrants from the Soviet Union, survivors of World War II and Stalinist oppression. Kfar Chabad, which is located just outside Lod and about 8 km south-east of Tel Aviv, includes agricultural lands as well as numerous educational institutions. It serves as the headquarters of the Chabad-Lubavitch Chassidic movement in Israel. Kfar Chabad is a Lubavitch community. In 1956, fedayeen terrorists entered the synagogue during morning prayers and murdered five children and one teacher, another ten were injured.

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