A collection of four years worth of yomanim – diaries authored by Reb Meyer Harlig of Elul by the Rebbe has been released by Rebbe Drive.
RebbeDrive is pleased to present another installment of never previously published Yomanim which were written in the month of Elul of the years 5722 through 5732 (1962-1972).
The collection includes four Yomanim written by Reb Meyer Harlig, documenting four years of the month Elul, he merited to spend in the Rebbe’s presence. Three of these months are the same kevius as this current year.
Also included are three new handwritten Kisvei Yad from the Rebbe.
On two occasions, these diaries merited to receive recognition from the Rebbe.
The first time, in the month of Iyar when 13 Iyar (the Yahrtzeit of the Rebbe’s brother), Pesach Sheini and Tes Vov Iyar all fell on regular weekdays, the Rebbe requested Rabbi Leibel Groner z”l to ask Reb Meyer to check what he had written regarding which date he had gone to the Ohel in previous years with the same kevius.
“צו פרעגן ביי הארליג, ווייל מסתמא האט ער עס ביי עם פארשריבען”
“Verify with Harlig; he probably has it written down.”
On another occasion, one Pesach after the Seudos upstairs in 770 in the Frierdiker Rebbe’s apartment, the Rebbe remarked to Reb Meyer,
“איך ווייס אז איר שיקט ארויס די אלע נייעס וואס גייט פאר דא איבער גאנץ וועלט”
“I know that you send out the news of what takes place here all around the world [i.e the Shluchim].”
Rabbi Harlig has graciously given over his archives of this historic treasure to a team led by Shmuly Butler to publish.
Part of the collection consists of letters that Reb Meyer wrote to his friend Rabbi Leibel Raskin, the Shliach to Morroco, describing events that took place by the Rebbe. Many times, these letters and later audio reels would expound in more detail on what took place around 770 in order to give Shluchim throughout the world a better glimpse of what was happening by the Rebbe.