By COLlive reporter
A meeting in United Nations headquarters, by New York’s East River, a day before Pesach, was reminiscent of the words of the Rebbe.
“You are in a place of darkness and if you lite a small candle in a place of darkness its light reaches very far,” is what the Rebbe told to Benjamin Netanyahu when he served as Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations before becoming Prime Minister.
Those words were recalled in a meeting this week between Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon and Rabbi Shmuel Butman, Director Lubavitch Youth Organization at the United Nations Headquarters.
Rabbi Butman brought Ambassador Danon hand-baked Shmurah Matzah, a Pesach Haggadah with the explanations of the Rebbe (“The Rebbe’s Haggadah”) and the book “The Rebbe and the Security of Israel.”
Rabbi Butman told Ambassador Danon that the Rebbe’s words are as pertinent today as ever. “Today, the darkness is even stronger as then. There are even more resolutions coming out of the United Nations against Israel than then.”
“The Rebbe’s words are a constant light to me. They give me strength and inspiration,” Ambassador Danon said and thanked Rabbi Butman for the Pesach gifts.”
In a recent interview with the Hebrew website COL.org.il, Dannon said: “The light of the Lubavitcher Rebbe not only does not diminish but is growing. His unique leadership that has succeeded in touching so many, and his legacy, continued to lead the Jewish nation and accompany us every day.”