NY1 News: Rabbis Gather At Jewish Leader’s Grave
Thousands of rabbis from around the world gathered in New York Friday to remember their spiritual leader.
The 3,000 emissaries held their 25th Conference at Manhattan’s Pier 94, the site where their spiritual leader Grand Rebbe Menachem Schneerson arrived from Europe nearly 70 years ago.
The group then made its way to Cambria Heights, Queens to visit the grave of their late leader, the sixth Lubavitcher Rabbi.
Rabbi David Weitman from Sao Paolo, Brazil said he visited Schneerson’s grave “to receive his blessings, to receive new energy, new forces to be able to continue this fantastic work of spreading Judaism all over the world.”
The conference addressed the global economic crisis and outreach efforts to Jewish youth.