Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Purim in Toldot Avraham Yitzchak, Kaliv, Mishkenot HaRoim, Karlin - Pinsk and Rachmastrivka


When you entered certain Mea Shearim Synagogues on Purim, you must have seen the signs "Taking pictures strictly Forbidden !"
Such a sign could not have been overlooked in the Toldot Aharon, for instance, as they were just hanging everywhere.

However, someone made his way in with a hidden camera and the "Chadrei HaCharedim" published the "secret" photos. However, I would not recommend trying out the same !

Top + above: The Toldot Avraham Yitzchak

The Mishkenot HaRoim

Karlin - Pinsk

The Kaliver Rebbe smoking


All photos may be viewed HERE !


  1. The Purim smoking is really a problem. The Lelover Rebbe used to give out cigarettes to all of the chassidim while all of the ketanim stood around the Rebbe with huge smiles, waiting for the day that they'd be allowed to smoke. It's times like Purim by the Rebbes that people get hooked.

  2. That's very funny! If you look at the picture of Mishkenos Haroim it looks as if the Rebbe and the guys at the table are about to throw out the guy taking the picture.

  3. B"H

    Many visitors take pictures on such occasions and the Mishkenot HaRoim should be used to it.
    I think that they always look a little like that.:-))) Lets call it serious.:-)))

  4. B"H

    Anyone knows if the Kaliver Rebbe speaks to women ???

    I would like to interview him about his views on Germany today and if there is something like a new German generation.