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Monday, December 15, 2008

Lubavitcher Rebbe Pure Silver Medal

THE LUBAVITCHER REBBE
OFFICIAL MEDAL

First in the "Jewish Sages" Medal Series

Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, known as the Lubavitcher Rebbe, was one of the most important Jewish spiritual leaders in modern times. While he was the leader of the Lubavitcher (Chabad) Hasidic Movement, his influence was, and still is, felt far beyond the limits of "Lubavitch" alone.

The Rebbe was a child prodigy, devoting all his energy to the study of Torah. He later acquired a secular higher education at the University of Berlin and the Sorbonne in Paris.

In 1941, he managed to escape the horrors of the Holocaust and arrived in the United States with his wife. He then began intensive efforts towards rehabilitating the Jewish people and establishing Jewish educational organizations and institutions, both in the United States and throughout the world. In addition, the Rebbe strove to enhance Jewish awareness through his special "Mitzvah Tanks", promoting "Tephillin", "Ahavas Yisroel" (a love for the people of Israel) and "Moshiach" (Messiah). His immense work in the field of education gained such worldwide admiration, that the President of the United States designated the birthday of the Rebbe as National Education Day.

The medal face bears a portrait of the Rebbe. The reverse design, which will be common to all the medals in the "Jewish Sages" series, represents the wisdom and holiness that have emanated from the works of our Jewish Sages, throughout the generations.

Future medals in this series will feature Maimonides (the Rambam) and Rabbi Israel Meir Kagan (the Hafetz Haim). We urge you to place a standing order for all the medals in the series, so as to be sure you will not miss any of them. In addition, you will benefit from special discounted medal prices and save on shipping costs of the next shipments. With a standing order for the bronze medals, together with the second medal issued, you will receive a special album to house all the medals in the series in their plastic protective cases. Subscribers to the silver and gold medals will receive a prestigious box for display of the medals. To place a Standing Order for the series, send an email message to medals@coins.co.il

Design: Medal Face – Tamar Tsohar, Common Reverse – Aharon Shevo
Medal Specifications:
Metal: Pure Silver Diameter: 39mm Weight: 31.1g Maximum Mintage: 770

The Israel Coins and Medals Corporation (ICMC)

The Corporation was established in 1958 by Prime Minister Ben Gurion and has remained under the full ownership of the Israel Government ever since, with the purpose of commemorating the history and achievements of the State of Israel, and paying tribute to those personalities who have paid an important role therein. ICMC distributes the Commemorative Coins and Circulation Coin Sets issued by the Bank of Israel and has the exclusive rights to issue the official medals of the State of Israel.

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