Thousands of Rabbis Pose in Brooklyn

The rabbis were in Brooklyn for an international conference

Monday, Nov 28, 2011  |  Updated 9:35 AM EDT
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TINA FINEBERG/chabad.org

In this photo provided by Chabad.org, Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries pose for a group picture in front of Chabad-Lubavitch world headquarters in Brooklyn on Sunday, Nov. 27.

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It was an unusual sight in Brooklyn Sunday, when more than 3,000 Hasidic rabbis posed in a rare photo op.

High-res version here.

The rabbis were in Brooklyn for the International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries over the weekend, according to a spokesman for Chabad.org. The annual event is aimed at reviving Jewish awareness and practice around the world.

There were nearly 4,500 rabbis from 77 countries in attendance. The "class photo" included 3,000 of them.

The photo took place in front of 700 Eastern Parkway.

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