[BS/RBS list] Beit Shemesh Welcomes Bostoner Rebbe, shlita
Mordechai (Morty) Schiller
morty at mortyschiller.com
Mon Jul 27 16:39:24 EDT 2015
*Beit Shemesh Welcomes Returning Bostoner Rebbe, shlita*
Chassidim and *yedidim* of the Bostoner Rebbe of Beit Shemesh, *shlita,*
Harav Chaim Avraham Horowitz, are preparing to greet the Rebbe with a
habaim,* to celebrate his homecoming, Wednesday, 12 Menachem Av/July 28.
The Rebbe spent the past nine months in the U.S., under intensive medical
treatment. *B”H*, Doctor Gerald Hollander and Doctor Alan Brickman
tovim,* and the Rebbe’s condition has improved to the point where he was
cleared for travel.
The Bostoner Rebbe is one of the pioneers of the religious community of
Beit Shemesh. Widely respected for his keen insight and incisive counsel,
the Rebbe is also highly regarded for his exceptional *ahavas Yisrael* and
openness to all Jews, from all camps.
The Rebbe was born in Zydachov, Galicia (now Ukraine). Then his family
immigrated to the U.S., where he was raised in the West End of Boston,
along the Charles River. In 1939, the entire Bostoner family moved to
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where the Rebbe attended Yeshivah Torah Vodaath,
after which he became one of the early *talmidim* of Harav Aharon Kotler,
*zt”l,* in Lakewood.
Later, he became a member of the *beis medrash* and *kollel* of Bais
Medrash Elyon of Monsey.
In 1985, upon the *petirah* of the his father, the Bostoner Rebbe Reb
Moshe, *zt”l*, he took over as Rebbe. The Bluzhever Rebbe, *zt”l,* and
Harav Moshe Mordechai Biderman, *zt”l, *the previous Lelover Rebbe of
Yerushalayim, annointed him as Bostoner Rebbe. Since then, he has been
serving the Bostoner community in Boro Park, Brookyn and Beit Shemesh,
Israel, where he settled in the late ‘90s.
The Beit Shemesh community is planning a major reception for the Rebbe on
Wednesday evening at 5:30, at the Bostoner Beis Medrash, in Ramat Bet
Shemesh Alef, Nachal Sorek, 21.
The program will begin at 5:45, when people will be able to greet the Rebbe
personally. Minchah will be at 7 p.m.
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