Photos: Baruch Ezagui
Despite a snowstorm only the day before, a large crowd of family and friends of the Lipskier family gathered to dedicate a new Torah in memory of Rabbi Fitzy Lipskier obm.
Rabbi Fitzy, as he was known, was the beloved Mashpia of Yeshiva Tiferes Bachurim in Morristown, NJ, one of the first programs world-wide for Ba’alei Teshuva.
The Torah was started one year ago, marking the beloved Mashpia’s 20th yartzeit at an event attended by Rabbi Lipskier’s children as well as his spiritual families: Tiferes alumni who brought with them many “Fitzy’s grandchildren,” children of the students who were named after him.
The Sefer Torah will be shared by all of Rabbi Lipskier’s children, alternating between their respective Chabad centers and shuls they successfully direct.
“This Torah will be a real part of him – we will be able to learn with it and dance with it, touch it, hold it, hug it and kiss it– keeping him, his learning and simcha alive,” the family said.
The writing of the final letters was followed by a procession to 770 and Hakafos.