Shmaryahu Gurary, The Rashag

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Shmaryahu Gurary

Nicknames: "The Rashag"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Kremenchug, Poltava Guberniya, Ukraine
Death: Died in New York, United States
Place of Burial: New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Menachem Mendel Gurary and Sheindel Gurary
Husband of Chana Gurary
Father of Sholom Dovber Gurary
Brother of Chaim Yehoshua Falik Gurary; Sonia Rozenblum; Noson Gurary; Yisroel Dovid Gurary; Emma Gurary and 3 others

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About Shmaryahu Gurary

Rabbi Shmaryahu Gurary ("Rashag") was born in 1898; his father, a wealthy businessman and erudite scholar, was a leading chassid of the fifth Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Sholom DovBer Schneersohn, "Rashab" (1860-1920). In 1921, Rabbi Shmaryahu wed Chanah Schneersohn.

Schneur: The Rashag smoked Tiporillos, I don't know if they qulify as fine cigars, I purchasd them for him on several occasions.

Maishe | 03.27.05 - 2:14 pm | #

Gravatar Interesing. I do not smoke. I saw the rashag in 1971 and he was smoking a fat cigar . Are Tiporillos fat or thin ?

In general the Gourary's had the tobacco monopoly in Czarist Russia and they were involved in the smoke industry.The Horensteins held a Sugar monopoly in Russia in the Czarist days.

The Rayaatz smoked Old Golds in the US, when asked why he replied "because that is 's what we are"Clearly the rashag payed more attention to the details of his clothing than the rebbe . His hat was never crushed, his shoes were wing tips. He seemed to be like a Lithuanin Rosh yeshiva o thew Slobodka cheder.

To each his own.

Schneur | 03.28.05 - 12:18 pm | #

Gravatar Zalman gurary occasionaly smoked those fat cigars. The only cigars I saw the Rashag smoke were those thin ones with the tips. One distinction, the Rashag wore a hat without any pinches or bends, The Lubavitcher Rebbe's style hat was one that had bends and pinches that might have made the hat look crushed. Appearances cab be deceiving. True, the Rashag paid very close attention to the STYLE of his clothing. All the Lubavitcher Rabbeim always wore spotlessly clean clothing and headress.

Maishe | 03.29.05 - 5:33 pm | #

ГУРАРИЙ  Шмариягу (Самарии Менделевич) (1898, Кременчуг Полтавской губ. – 1989, Нью-Йорк), раввин. Учился в иешиве «Томхей Тмимим» (Любавичи). Зять И.И.Шнеерсона. Выехал из России в 1927. С 1940 – в США. Более полувека возглавлял всем. систему любавических иешив.
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Shmaryahu Gurary, The Rashag's Timeline

1898
1898
Kremenchug, Poltava Guberniya, Ukraine
1921
1921
Age 23
1923
1923
Age 25
1989
February 11, 1989
Age 91
New York, United States
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New York, United States