This coming Shabbat, July 2, marks twenty eight years since the passing of the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory.
I thought you may appreciate the following video. The Rebbe cared for all, even those who had special needs:
Video about Down syndrome Child with the Rebbe
I will be in New York, joining many thousands of people from across the globe who will be visiting the Rebbe’s holy resting place for prayer in connection with this auspicious day, as is customary when we commemorate the Yartzeit of a righteous person.
It would be an honor and pleasure to pray for you (and your family), as well, at the Rebbe’s “Ohel.” Please respond to this email with your name and your mother’s name (preferably the Hebrew or Yiddish names), and those of anyone else you would like me to mention, I would be glad to have them in mind as well. If there’s a specific need you would like me to pray for, please mention it as well.
May all our prayers be fulfilled.
The Rebbe would frequently insist that even the loftiest of thoughts must be translated into actual deed.
Please join us on this special day in learning something additional, reciting an additional prayer, and giving some extra charity (in a manner permissible on Shabbat, or before or after Shabbos). Let us also try and apply some of the Rebbe’s care and selfless dedication to our own interaction with family, friends and total strangers. There can be no more fitting tribute to the Rebbe than millions of good deeds, mitzvot, performed on his day.
May G-d help us that in the merit of our collective acts of goodness we quickly greet our righteous Moshiach, at which time we will be reunited with our beloved Rebbe and all our loved ones.
Have a great, meaningful Shabbos!
Rabbi Mendel Schusterman