By COLlive reporter
A small group of middle-aged Chassidim gathered on Thursday night for a farbrebgen sharing memories of the past and planning the future.
Crown Heights residents, rabbis Yehoshua Morosow, David Kahanov, Lazer Avtzon, Shimon Mochkin and Aaron Levi Deitsch met in the small Zal of 770. They phoned their friends Binyomin Serebransky, Daniel Kay and Zalman Blumenfeld to join.
The connection: they were all sent by the Rebbe as the second group of bochurim-Shluchim to Morocco on the 8th of Kislev 5743.
Their last get-together, some 10 years ago, was attended by Rabbi Shlomo Matusof, Shliach and pioneer of a mass educational network in Moroccan cities. He has since passed away.
“When we look back now – it was alright,” Avtzon told COLlive, reflecting on their years in the North African country.
“Whatever Chassidishkeit and Hiskashrus we have – we got from Rabbi Matusof, Rabbi Leibel Raskin and Rabbi Shalom Edelman.”
In the middle of the farbrengen the participants called Zecharia Moko, an alumni of their Tzivos Hashem children’s club who lives today in France. He has helped them write a Torah in memory of Rabbi Raskin.
Talk about the future was included in the farbrengen as well. They have committed themselves to stay in touch a few times a year and keep or renew contacts with their former students.
A Torah in memory of Rabbi Matusof will be ready in the coming months.