Despite all grave news reports regarding the overturned crate filled with expected holiday provisions, and the inevitable results of a low grade Seder in Nepal, Pesach was celebrated in Katmandu with all pomp and festivity. The hundreds of backpackers arriving at Beis Chabad enjoyed an array of activities including Kinusei Torah by the shliach, Rabbi Chezki Lifshitz, joyful Chassidic dances accompanied by Beis Chabad’s orchestra on Beis Chabad’s events grounds.
The products, which arrived too late from the container, were exploited to establish a mini kosher-for-Pesach supermarket that ensured many of the backpackers a kosher–for-Pesach vacation on the Himalaya Mountains. Aside of this, the Beis Chabad’s restaurant provided excellent Pesach meals throughout Chol Hamoed.
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