By COLlive reporter
A public call is being made by Chabad and Crown Heights rabbis to dedicate this coming Monday, eve of Rosh Chodesh Nissan 5774, as a day of prayer and good deeds.
They wrote that the call to action is being issued “In connection with the recent happenings that occurred amongst the families of Anash in general and the Shluchim in specific, Heaven forbid.”
A string of deaths –among them the untimely passing of 4 Shluchim, 2 Shluchos, 3 bochurim and an infant– have been registered in the last 2 months of Adar, an otherwise joyous time.
The letter was issued by the Central Committee of Chabad-Lubavitch Rabbis in the U.S. and Canada and signed by members of its executive board.
They are Rabbi Dovid Schochet, Rabbi Avrohom Hertz, Rabbi Elimelech Zweibel, Rabbi Moshe Bogomilsky, Rabbi Zusha Winner, Rabbi Yosef Shusterman, Rabbi Yisroel Rosenfeld and Rabbi Leibel Schapiro.
They were joined by Rabbi Avrohom Osdoba, Rabbi Yitzchok Raitport and Rabbi Shlomo Segal of the Crown Heights Beis Din (Badatz).
Together, they asked that the public give tzedaka in exchange for Taanis Shaos, the concept of fasting for a couple of hours (a call which was supported by the Rebbe in the 5740s).
They said that in addition to the daily chapters read from Tehillm, the public should recite the following ones: 1, 20, 22, 35, 38, 79, 90, 93, 112, 120, 121, 130, 142 and 150.
Throughout the day, the rabbis said, “each and everyone should add in learning nigleh and chassidus on this day,” as well as increasing in Ahavas Yisroel.
DEATHS IN ADAR I & ADAR II 5774:
+ Devorah Leah Grumach, 1, OBM
+ R’ Shalom Ber Budnow, 92, OBM
+ Mrs. Bluma Lebovics, 94, OBM
+ Mrs. Rivkie Barber, 49, OBM
+ Yossi Fail, 16, OBM
+ Mrs. Dina Dahan, 62, OBM
+ Rabbi Motti Gal, 62, OBM
+ Mrs. Rashi Minkowicz, 37, OBM
+ Rabbi Yisroel Butman, 55, OBM
+ Reb Mottel Der Shoichet, 97, OBM
+ Rabbi Daniel Moscowitz, 59, OBM
+ Tzvi Ostrozynski, 60, OBM
+ Rabbi Leib Scheiner, OBM
+ Gedalya Greenzayd, 25, OBM
+ Mrs. Rivka Niyazov, 83, OBM
+ Norman Katz, 74 OBM
+ Refael Kaushansky, 17, OBM
+ Mrs. Goldy Krinsky, 87, OBM
+ Mrs. Bryna Eisig, 79, OBM