The original town of Lubavitch in Russia continues to prepare for the flow of visitors expected after travel restrictions are lifted. Sunday, two new guest houses were dedicated and construction continues on other structures.
By Anash.org reporter
The town of Lubavitch in Russia continues to prepare for the thousands of visitors expected after travel restrictions are lifted.
On Sunday, months of building came to their culmination with the dedication of two new guest houses that will serve the visitors to the town who come to daven at the Ohel of the Tzemach Tzedek and Rebbe Maharash and to spend time in the chotzer of the Rabbeim.
The two new houses were built through the efforts of Rabbi Yitzchok Kogan ‘the Tzadik of Leningrad’, together with the shliach to the town of Lubavitch Rabbi Gavriel Gordon. Over the past years, much effort was put in to preserving and up-keeping the various holy sites around the town, as well as providing infrastructure for modern-day visitors.
Rabbi Kogan traveled with a small group to Lubavitch for the dedication. There, he affixed mezuzos and commemorative plaques on the new houses, and layed tefillin on the other members of the group.
Among the projects currently under construction are a reconstruction of the ‘Zal’ of Lubavitch, the home of the original Tomchei Tmimim. The groundbreaking for the reconstruction took place last year, and the construction continues at a steady pace.
The refurbishment of the cemetery of the Lubavitch has also continued throughout the past months, even as the coronavirus raged around the world. The centuries-old ancient cemetery of Lubavitch, known as the burial place of many hidden tzadikim, was also recently restored.
For more information regarding visiting Lubavitch for the weekday or Shabbos, please contact: WhatsApp +7-968-770-00-01.
Or visit the website at www.mylubavitch.org