By COLlive reporter
On Monday, 25 Adar II, Montreal hosted the wedding of Yossi Brook and Dassi Mochkin, children of Rabbi Chaim Shaul and Bluma Brook of Crown Heights, and R’ Mendy and Orly Mochkin of Montreal.
The grandparents are Rabbi Moshe Levi and Toibe Bracha Rubinstein, Rabbi Berel and Sima Mochkin and R’ Nissim and Yael Simcha Malka.
Family members and friends were joined by guests who came to join the celebration, among them Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky, the Rebbe’s Mazkir and Chairman of Merkos L’inyonei Chinuch and Machne Israel Development Fund.
A special ‘Teshurah’ memento booklet was distributed to the participants – fruits of a 30-year labor by the father of the chosson who directs Lahak, the prolific publisher of the Rebbe’s teachings.
The 55-page booklet titled “Mafteach Ma’aMorei Vedrushei” is a first of its kind index covering all of the astounding 1,562 Maamarim (Chassidic discourses) which the Rebbe recited throughout a period of over 40 years.
In addition to Sefer Maamarim Melukat, the Maamarim are currently being published by Lahak in the series of Toras Menachem – Hisvaaduyos, as well as in Sefer Hamaamarim (21 volumes), and Sefer Hamaamarim on the Yomim Tovim (9 volumes).
Many interesting details come to light in the Mafteach. For example, 5725 is the year with the most Maamarim: sixty-seven in total.
“Even after all the hard work,” the editors point out, “the collection isn’t complete.” Several Maamarim are still missing, and they ask the public to help locate them.
The missing Maamarim were recited on: Shabbos Behar-Bechukosai 5720; Shabbos Haazinu 5721; Shabbos Chukas 5723; Shabbos Acharei Mos 5725; Shabbos Bamidbar 5725; Shabbos Mikeitz 5726.
If you are aware of a transcript of these Maamarim, you are asked to contact Lahak at – [email protected]
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