VIN News - Historic footage discovered of the Farewell Ceremony for the final pilgrimage to Israel by the Satmar Rebbe, Rabbi Yoel Teitelbaum zt"l 50 years ago.
The Rebbe zt"l set sail on Thursday, June 17th 1965, with an entourage of his Chassidim on what would be his final trip to the holy land. An exuberant crowd of countless men, women, and children can be seen feverishly flocking to the Rebbe's Bais Hamedrash on 550 Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg to catch a glimpse of the holy tzaddik before his departure.
Among those seen in the video footage is the Rebbe's successor, the Berach Moshe, R' Moshe Teitelbaum zt"l as well as Reb Yoel's Rebbetzin, Alta Feiga Teitelbaum a"h, who is shown surrounded by a large group of well-wishers before taking off on the grand voyage.
The exuberance and love for the famous Rebbe can be seen on the faces of the boys pushing and shoving for a seat on the school busses taking them to the ceremony as well as the frenzied crowd vying for a peek of their beloved leader before his long journey.
Today is his 36th Yahrzeit