Picture of the Day: ‘He Merited to See the Lubavitcher Rebbe’

A photo of a unique headstone has been making its rounds on social media. The Matzeiva, belonging to a man named Ezra Mualem who passed away back in 2009 at the age of 79, reads: “he merited to see the Lubavitcher Rebbe.”

The location of the headstone, and the story behind it, remain unclear. If you have any information as to who this man was and the circumstances behind his encounter with the Rebbe, please leave a comment below or contact us at news@crownheights.info.


  • 1. No problem wrote:

    This is obviously an American Matzeiva, and it’s also obvious that Mrs. Mualem is alive. A little online detective work should get the results. Please share.

    Food for thought: do we appreciate our tremendous zchus being “Dem Rebben’s Kinder” as much as Mr. Ezra Mualem appreciated one encounter with The Rebbe?

  • 3. Anonymous wrote:

    at was born on April 15, 1930 and passed away on Tuesday, September 29, 2009.

    Ezat was a resident of Hallandale, Florida.

    Do you know something about Ezat’s life? You can enhance Ezat Mualem’s memory by upgrading Ezat’s public record with words and pictures, signing Ezat’s memory book, recording an audio memory or lighting a candle.
    The information in this obituary is based on data from the US Government’s Social Security Death Index. No further information is available. More details on this data source are provided in our Frequently Asked Questions section.

  • 5. Grave Finder NY wrote:

    Just very recently I saw an answer from the Rebbe (trying to find it now) saying to “put on the matzeiva that he had a Shaychus to the Rebbe (Rayatz) and or chabad or Lubavitch”

    Copied from the Rebbe’s letter brought in Kfar Chabad Magazine # 1602 page 46 last column.

    here is the Igrois link


    במ”ש אודות הנוסח של המצבות, צריך הוא להערך בנוסח כזה שיוזכר שם כ”ק מו”ח אדמו”ר או עכ”פ שם חב”ד ליובאוויטש והטעמים מובנים, שכל הקוראו במצבה יזכיר גם תיבות אלו שבמילא מעוררים זכות אחרים, וק”ל.

    and as you can see “most” Chabad Matzeivos mention “Rebbe”…

  • 6. Levi wrote:

    He lived in Hallandale and saw the Rebbe… chances are, Raphe Tennenhouse knows the story here.


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