Friday, March 7, 2008

Your kvitelach to Lizhensk

Dear readers, thanks to one of my sponsors, with Hashem's help I will be at the tzion of the holy Rebbe Reb Melech in Lizhensk for the yahrzeit on 21 Adar II.

Please email kvitelach and I will be happy to take them to Lizhensk with me. Kvitelach should be accompanied by a donation if possible. Off course I will take with me all kvitelach sent whether accompanied by a donation or not.

The Rebbe Reb Melech says that the donation, called a pidyon, connects the giver with the one he petitions and allows him to have a connection whereby he has a "right" to petition Hashem on his behalf.Since that's what the Rebbe says, I urge people to take his advice. US, Canadian, or Israeli tax deductible contributions can be sent to:

Mosdos Cleveland
11 Rechov Har Sinai
Ra'anana, Israel

Note: Include a USA/Israeli check payable to Mosdos Cleveland. Canadian: Shikun Cleveland. Kvitelach should be Hebrew name and mothers Hebrew name and request.

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Thursday, March 6, 2008

Swastikas Spray-painted On Kever Of Noam Elimelech of Lizhensk

Swastikas Spray-painted On Kever Of Noam Elimelech of Lizhensk

March 6, 2008 Filed under: General News — Y.W. Editor @ 10:19 am -->

YWN has learned that the Ohel of the Kever of the Noam Elimelech ZATZAL in Lizhensk - has been scrawled with swastikas. Apparently, visitors to the Kever arrived in the morning and found the swastikas, and other Nazi slogans spray-painted all over the Ohel. This incident come on the heels of the desecration perpetrated at the Ohel of Rav Levi Yitchok Berdichev - just two days ago!

Tzion of Kedushas Levi Attacked in Ukraine

Tzion of R' Levi Yitzchak of Berdichev Attacked in Ukraine by Ezra HaLevi

The tomb of chassidic master Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berdichev was vandalized with swastikas and Nazi slogans Monday.

Several nearby graves at the Jewish cemetery in the Ukranian village were vandalized as well.

The walls of the building atop the rabbi’s tomb were spray-painted with nationalist Ukranian slogans in addition to swastikas and anti-Jewish messages. Local Jews say the tomb itself was also attacked, and its windows smashed last Saturday, according to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.

Though Ukrainian police are investigating, no arrests have been made.

Rabbi Levi Yitzchok (1740-1810), known as the Berdichever Rebbe, was one of the main disciples of the Maggid of Mezritch. He was known as the Jewish people’s "defense attorney" in Heaven as it was believed that he could intercede on their behalf before G-d. One of the most beloved leaders of Eastern European Jewry, he authored the chassidic classic Kedushas Levi, a commentary on Jewish religious books and laws arranged according to the weekly Torah portion.