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Rabbi Yosef Weinberg

Rabbi Yosef Weinberg
Rabbi Yosef Wineberg OB"M, was a devout chassid of the previous Lubavitcher Rebbe and the Rabbe. He is the author of "Lessons in Tanya", a multivolume commentary on the fundamental work on Chabad philosophy written by the first Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi, which was personally edited by the Rebbe. 
Rabbi Wineberg was born in Poland on in 1917 and was a survivor of Nazi Germany’s bombardment of Poland. The Nazis ימח שמם murdered his entire immediate family, including his mother, five brothers, and two sisters.
After he arrived in America, he joined the Previous Rebbe in his efforts to establish Chabad’s worldwide headquarters in America. At the Rebbe’s direction, Rabbi Wineberg served as one of Chabad’s emissaries and traveled to South Africa, South America, and other countries in order to raise funds to develop the new American headquarters. At the behest of the Seventh Rebbe, he would deliver a weekly lesson in Tanya over the radio, which the Rebbe would attentively listen to in his study. These lessons were later adapted into the several volumes of "Lessons in Tanya" originally in Yiddish, and later in Hebrew, English and several other languages as well.