Rabbi Schneerson names no successor in will


NEW YORK -- The Lubavitch grand rabbi, Menachem Mendel Schneerson, designated no successor in a brief will that bequeathed a modest estate consisting of books, manuscripts, artwork and household effects to Agudas Chassidei Chabad, a Lubavitch umbrella group that oversees the religious group's worldwide activities.

The 22-member council was the sole beneficiary named in the two-page document that was dated Feb. 14, 1988, and filed at Surrogate's Court in Brooklyn late Monday, two days after Rabbi Schneerson died.

Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky, the spokesman for the Worldwide Lubavitch Movement and one of Rabbi Schneerson's secretaries, was appointed executor of the estate, valued at less than $50,000.

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