Faced with challenges to this year’s Simchas Torah celebration, shliach Rabbi Yitzchok Meyer Lipszyc created the ‘Social Distancing Hakafos Carousel’ to allow us to dance together – separately.
Faced with challenges to this year’s Simchas Torah celebration, shliach Rabbi Yitzchok Meyer Lipszyc created the ‘Social Distancing Hakafos Carousel’ to allow us to dance together separately.
Rabbi Lipszyc has a long history of innovations. From being the one to create the very first mitzvah tank ever, continuing on to conceive the first Chabad house on wheels, and building the world’s only telescopic hydraulic menorah, he always came up with an idea for the moment. Now, for Simchas Torah 5781, he created The Social Distancing Hakafos Carousel.
“When we know something has to be done, and yet, obstacles come up that seem to hinder our fulfilling of the objective, that is when the old adage comes into play – ‘Necessity is the mother of invention’,” he said. “Simchas Tora is a holiday representing total unity in joy, of dancing together. Yet in this time of COVID-19 we are told we need to be separate. Viola! The creation of an apparatus that allows us to dance together separately!”
“It only takes a few hours to build! Make yours right now so that you can use it on Yom Tov,” he said.
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