By COLlive reporter
One Lubavitch chossid is about to give up a sacred possession to cover the costs of his son’s wedding.
One or a few U.S. dollar bills that were given by the Rebbe are being offered to the public by Rabbi Daniel Kaye, Assistant Rabbi at Yeshiva Centre, headquarters of Chabad of Sydney, Australia.
“I have decided –though obviously this is very difficult for me– to raffle off a dollar I received from the Rebbe, with an option to buy one dollar outright for $2,000,” Kaye wrote to COLlive.com in an email asking to publicize the offer.
Rabbi Kaye said the drawing date will be held on Sunday, 1 Adar Sheini 5774 – March 2, 2014. For those opting to purchase a single dollar bill outright, arrangements will be made to securely deliver the original Rebbe dollar anywhere in the world.
“Baruch Hashem my son, Dovid Nochum Kaye is getting married and there are many expenses connected with the wedding, including having to fly my large family to the U.K.” he said.
Bills and coins personally handed by the Rebbe are considered a blessed possession, with the power to perform miracles. Some place it under the pillow of an ill person and in the bed of a newborn.
Most famously, the past President of Poland Lech Walesa carried the dollar he received from the Rebbe in his jacket pocket at all times and attributed to it his rise to political power.
Rabbi Kaye said that donations can be given without participating in the raffle and that he is also accepting donations of air mileage as an alternative to purchasing tickets. All donations are tax deductible.
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