How far would you go? Tune in to see lamplighters in Tzivos Hashem prove they aren’t afraid of the dark.
Leah is eleven and the oldest of five children. Her social life consists of weekly Skype sessions with her cousins who live two plane rides away and milkshakes are a once-a-year when the familiy visits Crown Heights. In their corner of the world, Leah and her siblings are surrounded by people who think and dress differently than they do. And when people have questions about Judaism, they know they’ll get answers from the shluchim’s knowledgeable and helpful kids. Leah is a lamplighter.
Mendel is eleven and the oldest of five children. His social life consists of the friends he’s had since first grade. They come over every day after school to study for Chidon over potato chips and apple juice and spend every Shabbos morning in shul, followed by long games of tag while their fathers farbreng over herring. For the past three years, Mendel has not missed a Friday visit to a local nursing home full of elderly Russian Jews. He and his father make the trip each week, bringing songs and smiles along. Mendel is a lamplighter.
The world can be a dark place, and it’s up to the soldiers of Tzivos Hashem to bring the light of Torah and mitzvos to the farthest corners of the earth—whether that’s a nursing home down the block or a country three plane rides away. “Rallies are built in to an army to inspire soldiers before going out to battle,” says Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky, vice chairman of Merkos L’inyonei Chinuch.
For the past few weeks, writers, artists and creative thinkers at Tzivos Hashem Headquarters have been putting their focus on adapting the teachings of Chassidus to intrigue this young audience. Children will hear the Rebbe repeat the story of what it means to be a Chossid—a lamplighter who is not afraid of the darkest corners of golus.
This Chof Cheshvan, soldiers of Tzivos Hashem from around the world unite for a celebration of the Rebbe Rashab’s birthday. Mendel describes his experience.“Sitting at the rally, the world feels bigger then just me and my friends. It feels like we are a part of something, that we can change the world, for real!”
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