Chabad communities worldwide participated in a global event marking 27 Adar, broadcast live from 770, the Ohel and the Kosel.
The event’s theme was ‘Thundering Voices – Ad Mosai’, and featured videos of the Rebbe and speakers Rabbi Aaron Ginsburg, Rabbi YY Jacobson and Rabbi Menachem Mendel Gluckowsky of Rechovot, Israel.
The broadcast also featured a Pan Klolli read at the Rebbe’s Ohel gravesite in Queens by Rabbi Dovid Sholom Pape, begging Hashem to end this bitter Golus and reaffirming our faith in the imminent redemption with Moshiach.
Despite a sharp dip in temperature, hundreds from the Crown Heights community joined the gathering on Eastern Parkway at 770, while thousands around the world watched a live broadcast on COLlive.com.
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CORRECTING AN OLD MISTAKE – IT’S IN OUR HANDS!
24,000 students of Rabbi Akiva, each a giant in their own field. Each an expert in Rabbi Akiva’s Torah, totally איבערגעגעבן to their Rebbe. Real, honest Chassidim.
And that is where they went wrong.
Being so involved in their own way of עבודה, they couldn’t see anyone else’s. They were so busy connecting to Hashem in their own perfect way that they were blind to other equally perfect ways of serving Hashem, and did not accord one another the proper כבוד.
The students of Rabbi Akiva died in a plague precisely because of this mistake.
The Rebbe speaks about the mistake of Rabbi Akiva’s students in no less than 25 places! (see sources above). As חסידים the שיחות are how we think and how we live. We want to have the same perfection of עבודה and devotion of Rabbi Akiva’s students but we don’t ח”ו want to fall into the same mistake as them.
We can stay strong in our beliefs, yet at the same time respect those who believe differently. The key is the respect and the attitude we have towards one another.
אחדות is not about being the same, it is about celebrating the differences in harmony.
Please take a moment to join thousands of Chassidim from around the world to sign the Duch to the Rebbe, committing to respect one another the way the Rebbe wants us to. Click Here.