Just one week ago, the daughter and son-in-law of Luis Harr davened at the Ohel and took upon themselves extra mitzvos at the Shul of Bal Harbor. Last night, their father was freed through a miraculous rescue.
Just one week ago, the daughter of Luis Harr, who was rescued from captivity Monday morning in dramatic fashion by the IDF, came together with her husband to pray at the Rebbe’s Ohel.
The two were hosted by Chabad of Five Towns, and later went to Miami where they spoke movingly to an audience about their ordeal.
The two were asked whether they needed any financial help and they answered that they didn’t require money, just that people should be aware of their plight and pray for their family members. When asked what they felt Israel should do, they replied that “We aren’t proposing to say what should be done, we’re just saying that people should remain aware.”
Then Rebbetzin Chani Lipskar came to the podium and said: “It’s not the government, it’s not the IDF, it’s only Hashem who can provide the solution. I request that you accept upon yourselves some aspect of Torah and Mitzvos, something hard for you so that you can tell Hashem you acted with Mesirus Nefesh (self-sacrifice) and therefore are deserving of a miracle.”
The daughter took upon herself to light candles, and the son-in-law took upon himself to place Tefillin, but asked if it could wait until next week.
Rebbetzin Lipskar said: No, you must start tomorrow, to bring a blessing to your family. The audience then collaborated to buy him a pair of Tefillin, and then the daughter burst into tears and asked if she could receive a pair of Tefillin for her father when he is released. The attendees granted her wish as well.
A week later, Luis has been reunited with his family BH.