Traditional Feast Held at Kever of Dovid Hamelech

As every year, on the day after Shavuos, a Hilula feast and farbrengen were held near the kever of David Hamelech in the Old City of Yerushalayim, by the Colel Chabad Worldwide Tehillim group established by the Frierdiker Rebbe.

As every year on the day after Shavuos, a Hilula feast and farbrengen were held near the tomb of David Hamelech on Mount Zion in the Old City of Yerushalayim, in honor of the Hilula of Dovid Hamelech and the founder of Hasidism, the holy Baal Shem Tov.

After washing hands for the lavish feast, Rabbi Ephraim Pros, the head of the Worldwide Tehillim group, and all of the participants recited Tehillim for the rescue of captives and the healing of the wounded. Between the speeches, stirring Hasidic melodies were sung.

Honoring the head table were prominent rabbis: Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Salomon, Rabbi of Central Yerushalayim; Rabbi Moshe Tzvi Halperin, Rabbi of the Chabad Shul in the Beis Yisrael neighborhood; the Mashpia Rabbi Ozer Alperowitz; the educator Rabbi Yaakov Ehrentreu; and the well-known lecturer Rabbi Chaim Sasson, author of numerous books on redemption. Each of them delivered words of Torah, Hasidism, and encouragement to the crowd, especially to the regular members of the Tehillim group.

The Worldwide Tehillim group was established for the merit of Am Yisrael by the Rebbe Rayatz, and renewed by the directive of the Rebbe on the eve of Shavuot in the year 5750 (1990). Since then, a minyan of Torah scholars has gathered daily, reciting the entire Book of Tehillim for the salvation of Am Yisroel.

Once a year, on the day after Shavuos, a Hilula feast is organized by Colel Chabad under the direction of Rabbi Moshe Shmuel Deitch, who has been in charge since the society’s renewal. He receives names from all over the world to pray for their healing and salvation, and these are mentioned by the regular members in the daily recitation of the entire Book of Tehillim for their merit. Many have witnessed supernatural salvation.

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