Weekly Letter: A Tzaddik Lives on Forever

In preparation for Gimmel Tammuz, we are presenting a letter that the Rebbe wrote to the Neshei Chabad Convention in 5723 which took place around Tu B’Shvat, in which he connects the significant day of Tu B’Shvat and the Yom Hilulo, Yud Shvat  of the Frierdiker Rebbe. The theme being that a tzaddik lives on forever. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s trusted secretary Rabbi Nissan Mindel.

Here’s My Story: The Matter is in Your Hands

When I was four years old, all the Jews of my birthplace – Gura Humorului, Romania – were deported to Transnistria, where most perished at the hands of the fascists allied with the Nazis, including my own grandmother. My family and I survived and, in 1950, just before my Bar Mitzvah, we managed to leave Romania and immigrate to Israel.