Saturday, October 18, 2008

Goldie's Stories - Episode 7

This week we read a story about the Tzemach Tzedek, the third Lubavitcher Rebbe, and the work he did with the Cantonists and in helping others avoid that fate.

For those who don't already know about the Cantonists there's a bit of an introduction to that period of history at the beginning of the episode.



This story is taken from the book The Third Judge.

1 comment:

curiousyellow said...

An interesting story. I knew about conscriptions of Jewish children (I would not be here if some of my ancestors did not escape such consription) but I had not heard of the Cantonists. I also googled Tzemach Tzedek and learned about his role in dealing with the Haskalah. I never heard the story about how his sons were saved from conscription by his dream until I saw you telling it on your blog.