Mitzvah Tank Parade Brings Hope and Light to NYC

As part of a larger campaign to spread good deeds and add prayers for Israel, a convoy of fifteen mitzvah tanks spread out over NYC laying tefillin and giving tzedakah with Jews across the boroughs.

Photos: Mendi Dahan/

By: reporter

Fifteen mitzvah tanks left Crown Heights from Lubavitch World Headquarters on Tuesday morning to spread the message of light and good deeds to battle the evil and darkness clouding Eretz Yisroel.

Tens of young bochurim drove out in tanks to find Jews to do extra mitzvos and say tefilos in honor of our brethren in Eretz Yisroel.

The tanks made a powerful statement in solidarity with the land of Israel and inspired hundreds of Jews across NYC to stand proud and spread a ray of light to their surroundings by doing a mitzvah for Israel.

In past wars, the Rebbe encouraged going full-force ahead in fighting the war on a ruchniusdike front by laying tefillin with as many Jewish men as possible and by encouraging Jewish women and girls of all ages to light Shabbos candles on Friday night.

The tanks that were part of the parade on Tuesday, drove through Manhattan and set up stations in four locations that stayed stationary for the day. One tank parked in Grand Army Plaza in Brookyln. Another in Union Square in Manhattan. Another in Bryant Park, and the last one on the Upper West Side in Manhattan.

Many people along the way, joined in to do a mitzvah and send strength to the Yidden in Eretz Yisroel.

The beautiful display of holiness spread the message of doing good to stamp out evil, and spreading joy and light in the face of immeasurable darkness.

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