By COLlive reporter
The Rebbe of Boyan, Rabbi Nachum Dov Brayer, paid a visit to the Chabad center in Lucerne, a city in central Switzerland located between a backdrop of towering mountains and a sparkling lake.
The Boyaner Rebbe and his delegation were warmly welcomed by Rabbi Chaim Drukman, the Shliach in the city who runs the Chabad center together with his wife Mrs. Rivky Drukman.
Rabbi Drukman showed him the center and told of the impact Chabad has on Jews living in the city and those visiting. The Boyaner Rebbe expressed his encouragement to continue the activities.
As known, the Boyaner Rebbe only accepted the leadership of his Chassidim at the urging of the Rebbe during a Yechidus at 770 Eastern Parkway. He was only 25 when his grandfather passed away and his father refused to become the Boyaner Rebbe.
The Rebbe, other Admurim and Rabbi Brayer’s Lubavitcher uncle Rabbi Zalman Gourarie convinced him to accept the leadership, which he did in Kislev 5745. He has remained close with Chabad, attending the Siyum Harambam and other celebrations.
On 12 Shvat 5747, the Boyaner Rebbe’s messenger visited the Rebbe in 770 and sent regards. The Rebbe gave him a dollar for charity and then added, “Yaarich yamim al mamlachto” (may Hashem lengthen the days of his kingdom). It was later revealed that he had been in a dangerous car accident and was miraculously saved.