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Tanya Printed on Mount Everest

Lubavitcher Photographer Meir Alfasi took Judaism to new heights by trekking up Mount Everest with his black hat and Kapota, along with paper and a printer, and printing the Tanya on the mountain. “The Lubavitcher Rebbe instructed us to print the Tanya in every place where there are Jews,” he told Israeli media.

From Israel Hayom:

A Chabad emissary took Judaism to new heights recently when he climbed Mount Everest to print a copy of the Chabad book of mysticism, “The Tanya,” on the world’s highest mountain.

Meir Elfassy, 30, who works as a “wandering emissary,” set out on a two-week adventure with two Sherpas, 10 cans of tuna, matzot, a package of paper and a printer.

“The Lubavitcher rebbe instructed us to print ‘The Tanya’ in every place where there are Jews, even if it’s only one Jew,” Elfassy said. He has already printed a copy of the sacred book in Antarctica, but said he had “a dream that I couldn’t shake off to print ‘The Tanya’ on Mount Everest.”

The hiking team bundled up in thermal clothes, but Elfassy insisted on wearing traditional Hassidic dress as well, especially the black hat associated with Chabad.

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  • 1. CR wrote:

    The upper elevations of Everest are littered with the bodies of hikers that did not make it. It is a “beis chayim” kephshuto. I am pretty sure that printing a sefer up there would be a bizui kovod.


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