It was a long journey that started 30 days ago and for some, even before.
One hundred schools, thousands of children, who all shared the same goal: to give the Rebbe a present for his birthday.
Based on the Rebbe’s request to add in nigleh and Chassidus each year, children set out to learn nigleh – Mishnayos and Chassidus – Tanya baal peh on honor of the Rebbe’s birthday.
Over the years this present has grown. It started at 11,000 lines in honor of 11 Nissan. 3 years ago the goal had grown to 1,000 times the Rebbe’s age, to 111,000 lines of Tanya and 111,000 lines of Mishnayos baal peh. Last year the goal was doubled to 224,000 lines, 2,000 times the Rebbe’s age. This year for the Rebbe’s 113th birthday, the goal was 3,000 times the Rebbe’s age, 339,000 lines.
Schools around the world participated, including Australia, England, Eretz Yisroel, Fance, South Africa, South America, North America and Canada.
The results: 292,000 lines of Mishnayos baal peh and 342,000 lines of Tanya.
The Tanya gift was presented by one of the highest ranking soldiers in Tzivos Hashem, 3 star general Mendel Benjaminson.
The Mishnayos gift was presented by Velvel Reichman, Grade 7 of Yeshiva Tomchei Temimim Lubavitch Montreal who learned 5 sedorim of Mishnayos: זרעים, מועד, נשים, נזיקין, קדשים
A total of 28,416 lines, and 12 Perokim Tanya – another 702 lines. A grand total of 29,117 lines Ba’al Peh!
One can only imagine the smile on the Rebbe’s face to see his children from the world united as one to give this special gift.
We are sure that this will be another big step towards the Geula Hoamitis Vehashlimo. May it be NOW.