Lamar Odom visits Lubavitcher Rebbe’s gravesite with his kids
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Lamar Odom visits Lubavitcher Rebbe’s gravesite with his kids

Former NBA star writes on Instagram ‘it’s a miracle’ to be at burial place of Rabbi Menachem Schneerson

Los Angeles Clippers forward Lamar Odom, left, puts up a shot as Indiana Pacers center Ian Mahinmi defends during the first half of their NBA basketball game, April 1, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Los Angeles Clippers forward Lamar Odom, left, puts up a shot as Indiana Pacers center Ian Mahinmi defends during the first half of their NBA basketball game, April 1, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

JTA — Lamar Odom visited the New York gravesite of Rabbi Menachem Schneerson, the late leader of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement, with his two children last week.

“I heard he makes miracles happen,” the former NBA star said in an Instagram post. “It’s a miracle to be here at this place with my children, reflecting on a better life we will build together.”

Tens of thousands of people, including non-Jewish celebrities, have visited Schneerson’s gravesite in Queens this summer on the 25th anniversary of his death. In the post, Odom pointed out that Rosh Lowe, Odom’s speaking coach, considers Schneerson a mentor.

Odom, who almost died of a drug overdose in 2015, shared a second Instagram post, which featured a photo of the rebbe and a video of a Chabad follower talking to Odom about religious observance.

“Even when we might be on the lowest rung of life’s ladder, living some of our lowest moments, we must focus on moving upward,” the man says to Odom.

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