Monday, February 07, 2022

From Agony to Hope

In 1992, Pesya Leah Lapine was brutally murdered Al Kidush Hashem in her home in Crown Heights. After this merciless tragedy, the Lubavitcher Rebbe addressed his Chasidim, speaking with heartfelt emotion. He repeatedly mentioned that the children would go through life constantly yearning for their mother. The Rebbe noted that this horrible incident left us with nothing but unanswered and unsettling questions.

Despite these unanswered questions, the Lapine children grew up with the knowledge that they needed to continue their mother’s legacy.

Rabbi Avraham Lapine, now a husband and father of 6, established a Chabad house in Columbia, MO, along with his wife. They have revived Jewish life through offering Torah classes, Shabbat and Yom Tov meals, and opportunities for local Jews to do Mitzvos and connect with their Judaism. One challenge they have in their community is easy access to a Mikvah. The current Mikvah system in remote Missouri involves an arduous and difficult undertaking.

In honor of Pesya Leah's 30th Yartzeit, Rabbi Avraham Lapine will continue his mother's legacy through the building of a Mikvah in Columbia, MO.

You too can be a part of this incredible deed. Please partner in making Mei Pesya Leah a reality to enable the families in Columbia, MO to observe the Mitzvah of Family Purity. Pesya Leah gave her life for the sanctification of G-d’s name. Through Mei Pesya Leah, G-d’s name will continue to be sanctified, and her legacy will continue until the ultimate sanctification with the coming of Moshiach.

Click Here to contribute.

Watch below, thirteen minutes recently released raw footage (without audio), where a visibly pained Lubavitcher Rebbe is seen escorting the Aron of Pesya Leah Lapine A"H, at her Levaya. Courtesy of

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