Saturday, March 03, 2007

A Freilichen Purim

Another video from JEM taken at the Rebbe's Purim Farbrengen in 5732 (1972).

"Hop Kazak", "Jump, Cossack, Jump". Rabbi Aryeh Leib of Shpoleh, the "Shpoler Zeide", danced to this song in competition against a Cossack to gain the freedom of a poor, Jewish innkeeper.

I think that it is also worth spending 5 minutes listening to this week's Living Torah sicha on The Rebbe discusses the challenges we face living in countries where we are free to practice yiddishkeit in any way that we choose. What the Rebbe says is even more relevant today than when it was said 27 years ago.