Chevra Kadisha Concludes Unusual Day with Seudas Mitzva

Photos: Shalom Ross/

Members of the Crown Heights Chevra Kadisha gathered on Tuesday night to partake in a Seudas Mitzvah following the fast day they observed on the 15th of Kislev.

By reporter
Photos: Shalom Ross/

Dozens of members of the Chevra Kadisha of Agudas Chassidei Chabad gathered on Tuesday, the 15th of Kislev, to follow the age-old tradition of fasting, reciting selichos and reading from the Torah on this specific date.

The members of the Chevra Kadisha, began the auspicious day in 770 with a heartfelt Shacharis that included special selichos and reading of the Torah portion of Vayechal Moshe, customarily read on fast days.

Following the customs of the day, the group then headed to the Old Montefiore cemetery where tefillos unique to the occasion were said.

At night, the members gathered for a beautiful seuda held at Rubashkin. Each participant also received a special memento containing historical facts about the connection of the Rebbeim to Chevra Kadisha throughout the centuries.

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