A delegation of Lubavitcher rabbonim, mashpi’im and activists from Monsey and Crown Heights paid a visit to the Gerrer Rebbe, who is currently visiting Monsey for a wedding of a grandchild. The group discussed the Alter Rebbe’s teaching about Elul.
By Anash.org reporter
Photos: Eliyahu Ezagui, Shmuel Butler
A delegation of Lubavitcher rabbonim, mashpi’im and activists from Monsey and Crown Heights paid a visit to the Gerrer Rebbe, who is currently visiting Monsey for a wedding of a grandchild.
The Gerrer Rebbe is currently visiting the United States for the wedding of a grandchild, which will be held on Tuesday. During his visit, he is being hosted in Monsey, a short distance from the Lubavitcher Tzemach Tzedek shul.
The group consisted of Anash.org editor Rabbi Hershel Rosenbluh, Rabbi Gedalya Oberlander, Rabbi Zalman Leib Markowitz, Rabbi Nosson Gurary, Rabbi Aaron Dovid Gancz, Rabbi Moishe Gourarie, Rabbi Chaim Dovid Kagan, Rabbi Moshe Liberow, Hatomim Shmuel Butler, Hatomim Y. Menachem Ezagui, and Yossi Rap. Monsey Rov Rabbi Boruch Lesches was in Crown Heights and unable to join, but had paid an earlier visit together with the home’s owner.
The group spoke about the Alter Rebbe’s teachings about the month of Elul, when “the King is in the field”, and the revelation of the yud gimmel midos harachamim during the month. They also spoke about the growth of the Chabad mosdos in Monsey, and exchanged wishes for a ksiva v’chasima tova.
Y. Menachem Ezagui then gifted the Gerrer Rebbe with the sefer ‘Dvar Malchus’, which compiles the Rebbe’s chiddushim on the last two perokim of Rambam – Hilchos Melech Hamoshiach. The sefer was engraved with a dedication to the Gerrer Rebbe, and he warmly thanked Ezagui for the gift.
“The Gerrer Chassidim were watching surprised as the group was brought to the front of the line and welcomed without any delay,” said Anash.org editor Rabbi Hershel Rosenbluh. “They were all asking who this group was, and who they represented. It was a big Kiddush Lubavitch.”