By COLlive reporter
Rabbi Zalman Goldberg has brought students from Oholei Torah in Crown Heights to a small synagogue in Manhattan’s nostalgic Lower East Side this week.
It was part of Goldberg’s new venture of leading walking tours around the unique sights and smells of New York’s Jewish community of yesteryear.
The tours are organized in partnership with Gray Line, the popular red double-decker sightseeing agency and Goldberg uses his knowledge and research to enrich visitors with authentic and insightful information.
A particular spot he brought students to was the Boyaner Kloiz on East Broadway and recalled how the Rebbe once visited the location which produced a touching black and white photo.
It was during the levaya of R’ Shlomo Hornshtein, a descendant of the Rebbe Maharash and a brother of the Rebbe’s brother in law who had been killed in the Holocaust.
The Boyaner Rebbe at the time, Rabbi Mordechai Shlomo Friedman, attended as well and was having difficulty to make it down the staircase from his shul, according to an account on the website RebbeClips.com.
The Rebbe asked the Boyaner Rebbe’s gabboim if it was permissible to help their elder rebbe walk down the stairs. When they answered in the affirmative, the Rebbe ran quickly and went to hold the Boyaner Rebbe’s arm to support him.
The Lubavitcher Rebbe would give Shalach Monos on Purim to only 3 individuals – a cohen, a levi and a yisroel. The Boyaner Rebbe would be the Yisroel all the years until his passing in 5731.
Sunday – 12 PM & 2 PM
Monday through Thursday – 12 PM
Duration of Tour: 1.5 hours
Maximum group size: 10 people per tour, no minimum.
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