A fire broke out Sunday afternoon at the beautiful new grounds of Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim Lubavitch of the Poconos.
The fire erupted at around 3:15 pm in one of the cabins that are only used during the summer months.
The Fire Department responded within minutes, and quickly gained control of the blaze.
Non-Jewish students in a nearby boarding school were the first to alert the Fire Department after seeing smoke billowing out of the cabin.
Two of the cabins were completely burned, with just the skeleton of the cabins remaining. One other cabin was also slightly damaged.
No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is still unknown.
The Yeshiva and students were unaffected by the fire that was some distance from the building, and regular Seder is in order. However, during breaks, students did utilize the opportunity to spread the Sheva Miztvos to the firefighters and bystanders as per the Rebbe’s directive, thereby hastening the coming of Moshiach by encouraging acts of Goodness and Kindness.
On multiple occasions in case of a fire, the Rebbe would cite a letter of the Tzemach Tzedek:
“I have heard from the mouths of Holy ones on the common proverb that “after a fire – one reaches riches”. The order of the Sefrios are: Kindness, Judgement and mercy, being so, after the fire that comes from Judgment, thereafter is aroused mercy which is by far greater than kindness that preceded the judgement…”
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