I, as many of you, awoke this morning to the very sad news of the passing of the legendary shliach, Harav Zimroni Zelig Tzik, OB”M – the pioneer of Batei chabad in Eretz Yisroel. Written by Rabbi Gershon Avtzon, Rosh Yeshivas TT”L Cincinnati • Full Article
Written by Rabbi Gershon Avtzon, Rosh Yeshivas TT”L Cincinnati
Dear readers sheyichyu,
I, as many of you, awoke this morning to the very sad news of the passing of the legendary shliach, Harav Zimroni Zelig Tzik, OB”M – the pioneer of Batei chabad in Eretz Yisroel.
I write this, as someone who never spoke to him personally and or attended his Farbregens and who personally may have felt at times that his views were “extreme”, to simply show public Hakaras Hatov and say Thank you!
Indeed, I deeply feel that every Chossid owes this man a great debt of gratitude. “Thank you” for what? Thank you for the Emuna that we all have today. We, the young generation growing up after Gimmel Tammuz, take for granted that we all believe that the Rebbe is leading us and will immediately be revealed as Melech HaMoshiach.
We all need to know that it was not so simple. In those critical moments, there was ONE voice that proudly said that “Moshe Emes VeToraso Emes”: It was the voice of Rabbi Zimroni Tzik. Rabbi Zimroni always “chapt di nekuda – steadfastly got the point” of what was needed. He started the first Chabad house in Eretz Yisroel and was always the pioneer of the newest frontier and campaign of the Rebbe. When the Rebbe said the sicha of 28 Nissan 5751 – and all the other directives about Moshiach – it was he that went ahead and led the campaign. He, and his “Agudah”, did not let the fire of Emuna cool down or become extinguished ch”v. On the contrary, he brought the fire to a flame and the flame to an inextinguishable blaze!
So, every Chossid of this generation, who believe that the Rebbe is “real and active”, should stop – and even if personally you do not agree with all the activities or style of the “Aguda” etc. – and say Thank You! We all can be assured that Rabbi Zimroni Tzik is standing in the heavenly court and screaming two words: Rebbe Tisgaleh!