By COLlive reporter
A group of bochurim recently printed the 7301st edition of the Tanya in Mammoth Lakes, California.
With an industrial photocopier whirring away, spilling a river of sheets that will be bound together into the Tanya, Rabbi Mendel Cunin, Director of Chabad of Northern Nevada and the Eastern Sierra, said that he’s very excited about what the bochurim are doing for the community, and for every community that they’ve traveled to print editions of the Tanya.
“We do a lot of events in Northern Nevada and the Eastern Sierras,” said Rabbi Cunin, “We were down here in Mammoth Lakes for Passover, Rosh Hashanah, and Purim and we hope one day to set up a permanent center for Jewish learning in Mammoth.”
Working alongside Chabad yeshiva students Issac Abelsky and Mendel Mintz, Butler explained that he’s printed editions of The Tanya in Qatar, Vietnam, Alaska, and Jamaica among other places.
“When we print this holy book it brings a blessing to the entire community,” said Mendel Mintz, “When a candle is lit in a dark room the darkness is defeated—it retreats from the light. There’s a lot of darkness in the world today. The best way to combat the darkness even in a world of hate is to shine a light.”
The visiting Rabbinical students will be returning for the High Holidays to service the needs of the Jewish Community in Mammoth and surrounding areas.