By COLlive Staff
During a visit to Montreal, Israel’s Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar has addressed over 600 students of Beth Rivkah Girls Academy and Seminary Chaya Mushka.
He emphasized the great zchus that each of the students has by learning in the Rebbe’s school and being permeated with Kedusha, Torah and Tznius.
Dramatically, he stated: “When we see students like this, we can be confident that the future of Am Yisroel is secure, and will bring us closer to Moshiach,”
The Rishon Letzion awarded prizes of seforim to the top 10 high school students in the Achos HaTmimim program, and certificates to the top-ranking elementary students in Tzivos Hashem youth movement.
The girls were deeply moved by this special honor and the visit as a whole, said the principal, Rabbi Yosef Minkowitz.
It reminded him of a visit 20 years ago, when the Chief Sephardic Rabbi at the time, the revered Mekubal Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu OBM visited the school and emotionally declared:
“The Midrash states that our Matriarch Rivkah was ‘as a rose amongst the thorns.’ There exists in the ‘street’ many thorns, many briars… Boruch Hashem, when one enters here, to Beth Rivkah, and sees the students who are being educated by G-d fearing teachers in the path of Torah, in the ways of our holy ancestors, and in the path of Chassidus following the light of the Rebbe Shlita – this broadens the heart with joy!”
At that time, the Rebbe wrote to Rabbi Minkowitz, to publicize Rabbi Eliyahu’s words in order to further increase the number of students in Beth Rivkah.