Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz, Shliach of Chabad Lubavitch of Southwest Florida started to teach a chapter a week of Tanya to his community in Ft Myers, Florida which is recorded and shared on YouTube, the classes started over 4 years ago with hundreds of people watching the weekly class.
The community decided that the appropriate place and venue to complete the last chapter of the 4th section of Tanya Igeret Hakodesh would be at the holy resting place of the author Reb Shneur Zalman of Liadi, the Alter Rebbe, who is buried in Haditch.
The community sent Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz with his son Peretz Meir Simcha for this huge milestone event to spend Shabbas in Haditch to pray at the gravesite as well as teach the last chapter and make the Siyum of the last chapter 32 of Igeret Hakodesh.
Shabbas in Haditch was very special to be able to connect with the Alter Rebbe and with the many Jews from Ukraine, Israel and Switzerland that all came with the same purpose, to connect to the holy Tzadik and founder of the Chabad movement.
The special Siyum Hatanya trip to Haditch and Ukraine was sponsored by the generosity of the Dosoretz, Price, Rubenstein & Sasser families. May Hashem bless them with great health, lots of blessings and success, Nachas from their families with tremendous abundance in all areas of their lives.
A special thanks to Rabbi Berel Lazar and Rabbi Shlomo Wilhelm for directing us to Rabbi Avremy Deitch from Zhytomyr and Rabbi Shneur Daitch from Haditch for taking care of all the logistics of the trip as well as Rabbi Shmuel Kaminetzki and his daughter Sara of Dneper for arranging our visit to the Menorah Center. Special thanks as well as the Chof Av experience with tour guide Itzik Karshenbaum to visit all the special places where the Rebbe and his father lived and prayed in Dneper as well as Reb Avi Shaulson and Shmuly Stern for hosting us for an over the top experience in Alma Ata where the Rebbe’s Father is buried, with all logistics both materialistically and most importantly spiritually with 48 hours of Farbrengens and Classes in the Rebbes father’s deep teachings.
Please enjoy the following Youtube of the Siyum of the last chapter in Tanya.
Please enjoy the following Youtube of the Havdalah service in Haditch for all that came to spend Shabbas by the Alter Rebbe.