In 1949, both Reb Shlomo and Reb Zalman went out as emissaries/shluchim of the Lubavitch Rebbe.
They remained friends until Reb Shlomo died Oct. 1994, 4 months after The Rebbe died (2 days ago was The Rebbe's yahrzeit June 1994). Twenty one years ago.
Reb Zalman died July 3, 2014 in Boulder, Colorado, after being ill during Shavuot at Isabella Freedman Center.
I add these photo on Reb Zalman's first Yahrzeit.
May his neshama merit from all the goodness of his disciples and family.
It was a deep honor to have Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi as my Rebbe and to serve Reb Zalman as his percussionist for 2 decades. In his Zechut, I practice daily what I learned from my Rebbe.
- Joy Krauthammer 6.21.2015