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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

 
POST-PESACH UPDATES and LINKS

THE MODZITZER REBBE
We are very pleased to announce that the Rebbe Shlita has returned home from the hospital, just before Pesach, for home-based rehabilitation. His health is improving steadily, progressing to the point that he wrote a letter (in his own handwriting), which was posted in the main Beis Medrash in Bnei Brak, wishing a Chag Kasher V'Sameach to all of the Chassidim and friends of Beis Modzitz. There is still a long way to go on the road to recovery, but Baruch Hashem, major steps have been taken down that road. We ask that you continue to daven for the refua shleima [complete and speedy recovery] of
Rebbe Yisrael Dan ben Rivka Zlata
רבי ישראל דן בן רבקה זלאטע

UPCOMING YAHRZEIT OF THE IMREI AISH ZTUK”L
The 22nd yahrzeit of Rebbe Shmuel Eliyahu of Modzitz Ztuk”l, the previous Rebbe, is this Monday night and Tuesday, the 4th of Iyar. The Imrei Aish [the name of his sefer, recently published] was zoche [merited] to compose some of the most beautiful niggunim there are.
This Shabbos, which is also Rosh Chodesh Iyar, will feature a special gathering of the Chassidim in the Rebbe Shlita’s Beis Medrash at 20 Habakuk Street in Bnei Brak in preparation for the yahrzeit.
The Yahrzeit Seuda itself is Monday night, with Ma’ariv at 8:15 pm, followed immediately by the Seuda. In addition, there will be an Aliya L’Kever [visit to the gravesite] on Tuesday, with transport leaving from the Rebbe Shlita’s Beis Medrash at 2 pm, estimated to arrive at Har HaZeisim [Mount of Olives] in Yerushalayim at 3 pm.
Watch this blog for more on the Imrei Aish - shortly.

THE MODZITZER’S ROAR
I recently contributed this story to our good friend, Reb Lazer Brody’s “Lazer Beams.”

CONVERSATION ON NIGGUNIM
I was also a significant contributor to this post by another good friend, A Simple Jew. It was posted yesterday [Tuesday].

RABBI WEIN ON JEWISH MUSIC
Although this is not brand new, I recently discovered this very interesting perspective, from Rabbi Berel Wein, the famous historian and one of the leading independent thinkers of our time.

REB SHLOMO CARLEBACH TELLS OFF MBD
Interesting video confession by MBD, thanks to my friend Chaim of the Life-of-Rubin blog.

DIVREI CHAIM UPDATE!
This week's English HaModia weekly has some wonderful stories about the Divrei Chaim, including one about a bracha he once gave to Rabbi Yosef Chaim Sonnenfeld, Rav of Yerushalayim.

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