Thursday, May 14, 2009

Tammuz 12 Celebration in the Chabad Lubavitch Synagogue, Kishinev

The holiday of liberation was celebrated with great joy in the Chabad Lubavitch Synagogue. It was the 12th of Tammuz, 5768―a date marking the day a brave man, the Sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn, of righteous memory, received documents authorizing his release from Stalin's prisons in 1929.

Thanks to him, many Chasidim and others managed to keep Jewish traditions alive in the Soviet Union. This man conquered the Soviet system.

This holiday of spiritual strength was celebrated in a special atmosphere by [Name of Synagogue here]'s regulars and guests alike. Joyful Chassidim sat at the elegantly decorated tables singing songs and recounting the central events in this important part of Jewish history. Everybody's heart was moved by a small concert performed by the synagogue's summer camp boys' choir led by Bella Muliar.

The celebration's highlight was the distribution of copies of the Tanya, the "Bible" of Chabad Chassidism, which had been printed in seven Moldovan cities per the tradition established by the Lubavitcher Rebbe. The copies were provided to the Moldovan Jewish leaders who made its printing possible, including A. Pinchevsky, L. Volniansky, L. Shapochnik and others.