By COLlive reporter
Tzivos Hashem “Chayolim” are teaming up to give the Rebbe an incredible and unique gift – learn tens of thousands of lines of Tanya and Mishnayos Baal Peh and raise funds for Maos Chitim.
41 Chabad schools from around the world signed up for a mega Yud Aleph Nissan project marking the Rebbe’s 110th birthday and dedicated in memory of Nosson Deitsch OBM, a bochur known for his love for learning.
“Nosson truly was a model bochur whose tremendous Ahavas Yisroel reached out to all those who knew him,” Rabbi Shimmy Weinbaum of Tzivos Hashem told COLlive.com.
“Nosson learned and continued to review all 53 prokim of Likutei Amorim by heart until his passing last year on Lag BaOmer, and throughout his life inspired others to do the same.”
Boys and girls will be learning lines of Torah by heart in blocks of 110. Lubavitch Educational Center of Florida, for example, is pledging 48×110 lines of Tanya – a total of 5280 lines of Tanya. Bnos Menachem of Crown Heights is learning 59×110 lines of Tanya, totaling 6490.
In addition, “chayolim” will be asking family and neighbors to donate a dollar for each line they learn by heart with the proceeds going to local Maos Chitim funds helping the poor for Pesach. Crown Heights money, for example, will be going to Chevra Simchas Shabbos V’Yom Tov (CSSY).
There are 2,000 chayolim participating and the goal is to raise $36,000.
“If one of the chayolim call you, please remember how much the Rebbe always spoke about the importance of Maos chitim and give whatever you can,” Weinbaum said.
One proud mother already told Tzivos Hashem: “I posted on our family blog that my son is participating in the learn-a-thon, and that he plans on learning 110 lines of Tanya. I merely asked if anyone would like to sponsor a line or two. Within minutes $412 were pledged.
“You should have seen his face beaming with excitement. This project is his personal gift to the Rebbe. Thanks to your efforts, for the first time ever, my kids are actually preparing for Yud Alef Nissan.”
Rabbi Nissen Brenenson, Education Director at the Jewish Children’s Museum in Crown Heights and an alum of “A Jewish Star” singing competition, has composed a song for the project.
Schools can join this program by emailing [email protected]