With the passing of Rabbi Binyomin Katz obm, we present part of his mysterious story. His complete story, which may never be fully known, weaves with other famous personalities behind the iron curtain. The story was published in the Chassidisher Derher Magazine on the 29th of Adar 5775.
Daily Archives: April 23, 2019
With great sadness we inform you of the passing of Rabbi Binyomin Hakohen Katz OBM, of New Haven Connecticut. Rabbi Katz had a unique connection with the Rebbe, and was sent on secretive missions for the Rebbe in Soviet Russia. He passed away Tuesday Chol Hamoed Pesach, Yud Ches Nissan 5779.
A European YouTuber had an unexpected find when he discovered a pair of Tefillin in a bulk lot of unclaimed items from Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam. The YouTuber, clueless to his find, was happy to sell the Tefillin to a quick acting Lubavitcher for €180.
A Kinus Torah was held on the first night of Chol Hamoed at the central Chabad Shul in Montreal. Guest speaker at the event was Harav Yisroel Yosef Hakohen Hendel, head of the Bes Din in Migdal Haemek, who spoke on the Halachos of Pesach.
Today, the 18th of Nissan, marks the passing of the Rav, Rabbi Joseph Ber Soloveitchik, the Rosh Yeshiva of Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (Yeshiva University). Rabbi Soloveitchik held the Rebbe in great esteem and came to visit the Rebbe several times.
The IDF Spokesperson on Monday, released a statement denying any progress in locating the body of legendary Israeli spy Eli Cohen. There were several reports last week claiming that Russian officials had taken Cohen’s remains out of Syria, where he was executed more than five decades ago.