Thursday, April 19, 2007

Mivtzoim at MOTL

COL reports that 1,000 people put on tefillin at this year's March of the Living in Poland this week:

Shluchim to Poland, Rabbi Sholom Dovber Stambler and Rabbi Eliezer Gurary, held a tefillin campaign at the Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps in Poland this week, where large group of Jewish youths gathered for the 'march of life'. The Chabadniks laid tefillin with nearly 1000 of them and also handed out the newly published Chabad booklet on the Holocaust.
As I have said many times before, this is what Chabad is about. Quite understandably, participants in this important project experience intense emotions when visiting the concentration camps, Warsaw Ghetto and other sites of the Holocaust. The shluchim are providing the participants a positive way in which to express these feelings. I hope that as well as attending to the men the women were provided with Shabbos Candles or some other tangible Mitzvah.

Also see the article in the Australian Jewish News and photos on the Australian MOTL website here.