Sunday, November 28, 2010

No Redemption Day


I was invited by Chabad Tiberias to come to the Mitzveh meal last night. Chabad was celebrating another "Redemption Day" after the one ten days ago (9th Kislev). This time, on 19th Kislev, Chabad founder and first Rebbe Shneur Zalman of Liadi was released from the Russian jail. This anniversary was celebrated with a special "Mitzveh Meal" but I preferred watching a reality show on TV. In fact, Israelis are great fans of reality shows and last night, when the final of "Master Chef" was broadcasted, almost the entire country was watching.

However, I went to the Chabad Synagogue yesterday morning and a Rabbi gave a Drasha. He compared Parashat Vayeshev with the 19 Kislev when Rabbi Shneur Zalman got out of prison. Where is the connection between those two days ?
The Rabbis answered: Yaakov moved around in different countries and spread his ideas and so did Rabbi Shneur Zalman when he spread Chassidut.

The Tiberias Chabad Synagogue is part of the Chabad House in Rashi Street and not to big. The women have a small Ezrat Nashim and the Mechitzah was irritating. A small window with a curtain in front of it. I could hardly see anything and the Chazan was more praying to himself. It wasn't that bad but I will keep on looking to find something else.

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