Friday, February 06, 2009

Video of the Funeral of the Frierdiger Rebbe

JEM has just publicised this amazing footage of the funeral of the Previous Rebbe from 11 Shevat 1950.

In the 59 years since then there have been a lot of superficial changes. Notice that most of the men do not have beards and the men and women are together in the crowd. Maybe in those days they worried less about outward appearances?

Despite these superficial changes I think that everyone realises that the Friediger Rebbe brought a real pride and strength of commitment to Yiddishkeit to the Jews of America. As the video says this was continued by the Rebbe in an even bigger way. Let us hope that we and our "leaders" can continue this trend.