By Moshe Aryeh T.
Every person has experiences and moments in his life that once cannot describe in words.
For me, this rare moment was when I came to New York for the yahrzeit of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Zatzal.
It’s difficult for me to express the power of the Friday night prayers in the Rebbe’s shul – 770. You would only understand if you were actually there; thousands standing without being able to move – and the you can feel the strength.
Similarly at the Ohel – the Rebbe’s gravesite. We came there on Gimmel Tammuz at 3 AM and the place was already full. We had just arrived from a trip to Niagara Falls, but our exhaustion immediately disappeared.
This was the first trip the Israeli community in Hungary took to the Rebbe and I was proud and happy to be part of it.
We visited many tourist attractions, but our main goal was to strengthen ourselves spiritually – to pray hard and ask the Rebbe for a blessing that G-d should hear our prayers and needs.
Whereever we went we were received with warmth and open hearts. We felt as if we were still at home and not in a foreign country.
I would like to thank our Shliach Rabbi Shmuel Raskin, his father Rabbi Yehoshua, his brothers Eli and Yossi, to Rabbi Itzik Volovik and his wife for the beautiful meal they prepared for us in the Bukharian center in Queens, to Rabbi Zalman Zaltzman and his wife in Niagara Falls and to all the great Chassidim we met.
During this trip I learned how a Jew should behave and should treat other Jews as well as others, as the Rebbe has taught.