By COLlive reporter
Vice President of the Supreme Court of Israel Elyakim Rubinstein was in New York this week and spent time reconnecting with Chabad movement with which he has many ties.
His first on Monday was at Lubavitch World Headquarters – 770 Eastern Parkway, where Rubinstein has been in the past as Israel’s Attorney General.
He was accompanied by Rabbi Shalom Lubin, Director of Chabad of SE Morris County in New Jersey and organizer of the annual Jewish Law Symposium for attorneys.
Visiting the Mazkirus room from which the Rebbe’s secretaries operated, Justice Rubenstein fondly spoke about the late Mazkir Rabbi Binyomin Klein as his “contact person” with the Rebbe.
Justice Rubenstein then entered a small room from which the WLCC organization would broadcast the Rebbe’s talks and farbrengens around the world. He was welcomed by Mendel Eisenbach.
He got to view his meeting with the Rebbe on 14 Cheshvan 5750 when he served as the secretary of Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir‘s government. The Rebbe related his firm stand about the need for Israel to remain strong despite international pressure.
Justice Rubenstein then continued to explore the exhibition about the Tzemach Tzedek at the Agudas Chassidei Chabad Library. Its director Rabbi Berel Levine presented him with the book Mibeis Hagenazim.
From there, Justice Rubenstein traveled to Cambria Heights in Queens to pray at the Rebbe’s Ohel at the Old Montefiore cemetery.
One of Rubenstein’s recent ruling on the Supreme Court bench quoted an opinion of the Rebbe that appeared in that week’s learning booklet Dvar Malchus, leading some to wonder whether the Justice learns from it on a regular basis.
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