Viznitzer Rebbe of Boro Park Spends Week of Holiness and Elevation at Mekomos Hakedoshim in Europe
The Viznitzer Rebbe of Boro Park is a grandson of the
previous Rebbe, Rebbe Mottele of Viznitz-Monsey, known as the Toras Mordechai,
and leads the Viznitz-Monsey Chassidim in Boro Park, centered in the Beis
Medrash on the corner of New Utrecht Avenue and 53rd Street.
This past week, the Rebbe presided over a trip to mekomos hakedoshim in Europe—returning to the roots, to the resting places of the luminaries of the Chassidic movements in advance of the new year, as well in advance of the wedding that the Rebbe will be making following the Yamim Tovim.
The trip began in Krakow, from where the group traveled to the Rebbe Rebbe Elimelech in Lizensk—where the Rebbe took kvittlach, and where tehillim was recited with tremendous emotion. The group made a number of other stops—most importantly, to the holy places in Kosov and Viznitz, the birthplace of their chassidus— before proceeding to Medzibuz, the resting place of the holy Ba’al Shem Tov, where Shabbos would be spent with incredible elevation.
It was indeed a Shabbos that will be remembered for a long time amongst the more than three hundred people in attendance; meriting to spend Shabbos with their Rebbe in the shadow of the holy Ba’al Shem Tov.
A tehillim was distributed to all participants in the memory of the unforgettable Reb Mordechai Anshel Lax, z”l, who was the longtime ba’al tefillah in the Viznitzer Shul.
The group returned to the United States, having effected a sweet year for themselves and for all of Klal Yisroel.