By COLlive reporter
Rabbi Leibel Groner, who for over 4 decades served as the Rebbe’s dedicated secretary, has contacted the editors of COLlive.com via R’ Eli Slavin with a specific request.
Rabbi Groner recalled when informing the Rebbe about the passing of people, “the Rebbe would always ask me what is the father’s name of the person who passed.”
The Mazkir said that “after hearing the father’s name, I observed that the Rebbe would write the name and the father’s name to take it to the Ohel.”
Rabbi Groner suggested to COLlive.com, that “it would be beneficial to start publishing that father’s name of a person who passed so the public can give Tzedaka in memory of that person.”
The name of a father of the deceased is typically written on headstones after a passing, Rabbi Zushe Wilhelm writes in his book “What’s in a Name?”
“When reciting the E-l malei rachamim prayer for a deceased person, and in the yehi ratzon prayer after studying Torah for his soul, the name of the deceased is mentioned together with his father’s name,” the book notes.
Rabbi Groner concluded that “may there be no more sorrow in this world and that COLlive should be able to report only Besuros Tovos, and the coming of Moshiach speedily in our days.”