10 Shevat: A day of
Two Three Rebbes
The 10th day of the Jewish month of Shevat (Yud Shevat in Hebrew) is a most significant date on the Chassidic calendar.
It is the anniversary of passing (yahrtzeit) of the sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn (1880-1950), of righteous memory.
It is also the day when, in 1951, the seventh Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson (1902-1994), of righteous memory, formally accepted the leadership of Chabad-Lubavitch with a historic discourse (maamar) and address at a gathering marking the first anniversary of his predecessor’s passing.
Could you just imagine how great it would have been to crown our new Rebbe MH”M on the great and most significant date on the Chssidic calender. To bad bad it didn’t work out!
1. There would have been so many more people in the pictures, being that there are lots of guest in Crown Heights for Yud Shevat, and those giving the false impression that so many came out for the new Moshiach.
2. We could have had another reason to celebrate this most significant date on the Chssidic calender, perhaps this third new reason would out do the two previous ones.
But it seems that Min Hashomayim (from above) it was not meant to be. Moshiach has been delayed once again. 😦