On Motzoei Shabbos, the Montreal Chabad community gathered for a Melave Malka in memory of the Rebbe’s Mekubal in Montreal, R’ Volf Greenglass OBM, whose Yohrtzeit is today, the 22nd of Teves ● Among the speakers: Rabbi Alexander Blau, Rosh Yeshiva of the Skver Yeshiva ● Full Story, Pictures
Today, Tuesday, the 22nd of Teves, is the 4th Yahrzeit of Reb Volf Greenglass OBM, the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Mekubal in Montreal. In preparation of the Yahrzeit, his family organized a Melave Malka and Farbrengen in the Zal of the Yeshiva on Motsei Shabbos Shemos.
Among the speakers were the Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Leibel Kaplan who stressed how Rabbi Greenglass would always demand from the students that they learn Maamarim (Chassidic discourses) by heart as a preparation before the 10th of Shevat, an auspicious day on the Lubavitch calendar.
The Mashpia Rabbi Itche Meyer Gurarie stressed the importance of Mivtsaim (going out and encouraging others to do good deeds), especially the Mitzvah of Mezuza which serves to protect Jews in our present time. Rabbi Gurarie also launched this year’s preparation for the 10th of Shevat, telling the Yeshiva students that Sefarim (books) will be given as prizes to those who learn Maamarim by heart for the day the Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson accepted leadership of the Lubavitch movement, exactly one year after the sixth Chabad Rebbe had passed away.
Rabbi Alexander Blau, a Rosh yeshiva from the Skver community, shared several stories of the first Chabad Rebbe (known as the Baal Hatanya), the Kapitshisner Rebbe and Reb Volf.
Rabbi Dovid Cohen, son in law of Reb Volf, shared the famous story of Reb Mendel Futerfas, who penned a letter in his mind while in a Siberian gulag which was later answered by the Lubavitcher Rebbe.
Videos of the Rebbe were shown, as well as some footage of Reb Volf Farbrenging in Yeshiva.