Saturday, July 5, 2014

Crown Heights - Day 2

This past Tuesday was a very special day in Crown Heights. It was the yahrtzeit for their beloved Rebbe Menachem Schneerson. His . Jews who follow his teachings, members of the Chabad Lubavitch, traveled from all over the world to Brooklyn to be part of the observance of his passing twenty years ago. Not a sad occasion, it was more a celebration of his life and teaching and an opportunity for the children of the community to see videos of him and learn about his spiritual principles.

In strong contrast to the Satmar sect living in Williamsburg, the people were open and welcoming to anyone who wanted to experience the occasion. I had many invitations to put on tfilin. One day I may actually do it. Usually I post only a few photos from each day I visit a neighborhood, but there were so many wonderful opportunities, and I expect to be returning there tomorrow and hopefully will have many more to show. So here's a batch: