Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Yud Tes Kislev in Moscow

2,000 people gathered in Moscow to partake in a gala Yud Tes Kislev Farbrengen, marking the day the Baal HaTanya and the Shulchan Oruch, Rabbi Schneur Zalman (also known as the Alter Rebbe) was freed from prison. The farbrengen was led by Rabbi Berel Lazar, head Shliach and Chief Rabbi of Russia,

Many of the participants remember too well the not so far past, when a Yud Tes Kislev farbrengen would be celebrated in a clandestine venue, hopefully far from the ever-present eyes of the KGB. The sight of 2,000 Jews celebrating Yud Tes Kislev in the open, in an elegant setting, is yet another miracle in our times.

The crowd enjoyed performances by Arele Samet from Israel and the Shira choir, whose members traveled in for the occasion from Brooklyn.

The Farbrengen concluded with joyous singing and dancing.

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