Ohel at Night in Snow

by Chossid January. 16, 2009 8679 views

“The Ohel” is where the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson was laid to rest on the 3rd of Tammuz 5754 (June 12, 1994), next to his father-in-law, the sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Y. Schneersohn.

The term Ohel (lit. “tent”) refers to the structure built over the resting place of a Tzaddik, a righteous person.

Anyone who had the fortune to meet the Rebbe can relate the unparalleled attention and love that he offered each individual, regardless of background, situation or degree of religious involvement. Whether they came for blessing, advice, or encouragement, men and women from all walks of life found solace in the Rebbe's kind words and luminous visage. Anyone who stood in his presence - even for a moment - could not leave without being deeply affected, if not changed by their encounter, an extraordinary experience that people carry with them to this day.

Our sages declare that the righteous, unburdened of the limits of a physical body, are even greater after their passing than during their lifetime, and the constant stream of visitors to the Ohel from every sector of the Jewish nation and beyond testifies to the powerful truth of their words. The Ohel has become the place where thousands come and continue to receive inspiration and blessing from the Rebbe.

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Eiram Marie 6 years, 9 months ago

I can see what you mean:)
Very interesting post, Leah! Wonderful pictures!
I always thought that you don´t light candles in Jewish cemeteries? That is surprising to me - I was wrong apparently:)

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Andrea Kennard 11 years, 9 months ago

These are really beautiful. I love them!

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Hanna Westesson 11 years, 9 months ago

beatutiful pictures! It is hard to capture snow falling I believe.

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Kecskemétiné Nelli 11 years, 9 months ago

#4, 5, 12, 13, 15 are wonderful!
Thanks!

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