Yerushalayim Dedicates a Street In Honor of the Rebbetzin

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The holy city of Yerushalayim now has a ‘Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka Street’ after it was dedicated on Yud Alef Nissan, birthday of the Rebbe.

By reporter

Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka Street, Yerushalayim.

On the auspicious day of Yud Alef Nissan, the Rebbe’s 121st birthday, a moving ceremony was held in the Kiryat Levi Yitzchak neighborhood of Ramat Shlomo, Yerushalayim, dedicating a street in honor of Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka Schneerson.

The street dedication comes in continuation to the dedication of the main street as ‘The Lubavitcher Rebbe Street.’ In the center of that street stands the replica of 770, which relates the facade of the original 770 in Crown Heights on both the front and back of the building. A precise replica of the Rebbe’s room is also located in the 770 replica, which serves as a source of inspiration for the entire Ramat Shlomo community and indeed, the entire Yerushalayim. The new street is located on the second side of the 770 building, which has now received an additional address, 1 Harabanit Chaya Mushka Street.

The ceremony was opened by Rabbi Naftali Rot, chairman of Tzach in Yerushalayim, who spoke emotionally about the significance of the day. He then invited the mayor of Jerusalem, Mr. Moshe Lion, who was the one who had approved the decision to name the street after the Rebbetzin, to speak about her remarkable life, standing at the side of her father the Frierdiker Rebbe and her husband, the Rebbe.

Following the mayor’s speech, deputy mayor Rabbi Yaakov Halperin recited the Rebbe’s kapitel, which contains with the words “Our feet were standing within your gates, O Jerusalem” and “The built-up Jerusalem is like a city that was joined together within itself,” most fitting for this emotional occasion. Rabbi Halperin thanked the mayor for his efforts in supporting the many Chabad institutions and centers throughout the city.

The mara d’asra and rov of the Chabad community Harav Yosef Yitzchok Havlin related the sequence of the request and the approval, with the clear hasgacha protis seen throughout, especially the fact that the new street serves as another entrance to 770.

The guest of honor of the event was the Rishon L’tzion and the chief rabbi of the holy city, Harav Shlomo Moshe Amar. “It is a merit for us and it is a merit for Yerushalayim to have a street named after a tzadeikes such as the Rebbetzin,” he said in his address.

The new street sign was then unveiled by Rabbi Havlin, Mayor Moshe Lion, and Deputy Mayors Rabbi Halperin and Aryeh Kenig.

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