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I heard that Chabad instituted a requirement for shluchim to be married because Zalman Schachter-Shalomi went off the derech. Is this historically accurate, and are Chabad shluchim required to be married nowadays?

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I don't think that it has anything to do with Zalman Schachter. I think that it has to with more practical concerns - couples counseling, tznius, etc. –  Shmuel Brin Nov 6 '13 at 21:44
    
Well, it definitely wasn't a requirement back when Schachter and Rav Carlebach were shluchim. I had thought that at least part of it was to make sure the shaliach was "grounded" and thus less likely to start veering from Orthodoxy. –  Malper Nov 6 '13 at 21:49
    
I thought that they were "Merkos Shluchim" (Roving Rabbis) who are still unmarried. –  Shmuel Brin Nov 6 '13 at 23:53

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