Memories of the Rebbetzin Shared at Ohel Farbrengen

Photos: Eitan Chiyun/Anash.org

Chassidim gathered at the Ohel Monday night for a farbrengen marking Chof Beis Shevat, the yahrzeit-hilula of Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka. Speakers shared personal experiences with the Rebbetzin and their memories of her passing.

By Anash.org reporter
Photos: Eitan Chiyun/Anash.org

Hundreds of Chassidim gathered at the Ohel Monday night for a farbrengen marking Chof Beis Shevat, the yahrzeit-hilula of Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka Schneerson, wife of the Rebbe.

The farbrengen was chaired by Shliach to S. Paul, Minnesota Rabbi Mendel Feller, who spoke about the Rebbetzin’s complete dedication to the Rebbe and shared a number of stories of mofsim performed by the Rebbetzin.

Rabbi Chaim Schapiro, Rosh Yeshivah of Morristown, N.J. shared some of his memories as a bochur on Chof Beis Shevat 5748. He told of the closeness the bochurim felt to the Rebbe during that period, and how on this day we must take stock of our hiskashrus to the Rebbe.

Rabbi Shem Rokeach of Borough Park, is a relative of the Rebbetzin whose family kept close contact with the Rebbe and Rebbetzin throughout the years. Rabbi Rokeach grew up with the Rebbetzin as a central figure of his youth, and told of the exceptionally warm relationship his grandmother had with the Rebbetzin (her cousin). He also shared some personal encounters he was zoche to have with the Rebbetzin, including a time she asked him to be her personal shliach.

Rabbi Levi Shemtov of Riverdale, N.Y. is the son-in-law of the late Dr. Moshe Feldman who merited to serve as the personal physician of the Rebbe and Rebbetzin. Rabbi Shemtov revealed an insider’s perspective of his father-in-law’s long-lasting relationship with the Rebbetzin, as well as a personal story he merited to experience.

Rabbi Yisroel Shmotkin, Head Shliach of Wisconsin, addressed “Vehachai yiten el libo,” learning from the Rebbetzin’s holy ways.

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