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Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Shloshim for Reb HERSHEL, Z"L

As I mentioned earlier, Reb Tzvi Hershel Taub passed away on 26 Tammuz. He was the youngest son of Rebbe Shaul Yedidya Elazar ZT"L, the second Modzitzer Rebbe, and the youngest brother of the previous Modzitzer Rebbe ZT"L. He was also the webmaster of the Modzitz website.

This Tuesday [tomorrow] evening, on the "Shloshim" [end of 30-day mourning period] of Reb Hershel z"l, a Siyum and seudas mitzva will be made in the yishuv where he lived - Shavei Shomron. Reb Hershel was also the uncle of today's Modzitzer Rebbe Shlita.

In honor of his memory, the Modzitzer Rebbe will be present, along with a sizable group of Modzitzer Chassidim from all across the country. The Rebbe was specially asked to attend, so that he could offer chizuk to Acheinu Beis Yisrael [our brethren] who live in the various yishuvim in the area, so close to Chomesh and the other Northern Shomron yishuvim that were uprooted last week.

This should be a highly memorable evening of chizuk [support] and mutual kiruv levavos [comraderie] - through Torah, Negina and Tefilla that will serve as the "chut haMeshulash lo bim'heira yinatek - the triple-braided rope will not be easily severed."

For those of you who are already familiar with the unique Avodas Hashem of Modzitzer niggunim, I hardly need to say more. For those not familiar, this a golden opportunity to change that.

The Aliya l'kever [visit to the gravesite] of Reb Hershel z"l will be at 5:30, Mincha at 6:15, with the Siyum, Seuda and Divrei Chizuk immediately afterwards. There will be a bulletproof bus and mini-van leaving for Shavei Shomron from the Rebbe Shlita's Beis Medrash at 20 Rechov Habakuk in Bnei Brak, on Tuesday afternoon at approximately 5 pm.

Due to the large number of people expected (more than a few hundred), a second hall will be opened nearby as an Ezrat Nashim [women's section], with a large screen live video feed.

Yehi zichro Baruch - May his memory be for a blessing!

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