Hundreds gathered at Moscow’s largest shul late Motzei Shabbos for a farbrengen followed by Selichos led by Rabbi Binyomin Markowitz.
By Anash.org reporter
Photos: Levi Nazarov
As the clock struck midnight on the first night of selichos, the voice of the chazan could be heard ringing throughout the Marina Roscha shul in Moscow.
Hundreds of Jews were gathered in the great hall when selichos began, many of them having first participated in a melave malka and farbrengen led by the new shliach to Moscow Rabbi Menachem Mendel Wilansky.
Rabbi Binyomin Markowitz served as the shliach tzibur. At the end of selichos, the kehilla burst into an exhilarating rendition of “Kesiva Vachasima Tova,” confident that all present would be written and sealed for a shana tova umesuka.
Rabbi Berel Lazar, mora de’asra of the community, spent Shabbos at the Ohel together with dozens of representatives from the Moscow community. They were privileged to recite selichos at the Rebbe’s home on President Street in Crown Heights.