On Monday morning, Chof Av – Kazakhstan Time – (9:30 PM Sunday in New York) the Honorable Paul Packer, Chairman of the United States Commission For the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad, made a special announcement about the resting place of Rabbi Levi Yitzchak, the Rebbe‘s father of righteous memory.
Mr. Packer, a senior diplomat in the current Administration, made the historic announcement – the result of a joint effort with the Kazakhstan government – directly from the Tziyon of Rabbi Levi Yitzchak.
@USHeritageComm would like to thank #FirstPresident Nazarbayev #President Tokayev @KazakhEmbassy for help in facilitating the commemoration of the 20th day of Av the passing of Rabbi levi yitzchak Schneerson in @Almaty #Kazakhstan @USembassyKAZ @USCGAlmaty pic.twitter.com/sSMGIj5T2a
— US Comm. Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad (@USHeritageComm) August 10, 2020
The historic event was part of Vaad Or Vechom Hahiskashrus’ multi-faceted online program marking Chof Av, including in-depth shiurim, captivating addresses, and a chassidishe farbrengen.
The proclamation from Alma Ata was featured via live feed during the Chof Av Farbrengen aired live from near the Rebbe’s Ohel in Queens.