Mr. Krakow visited Rabbi Zalman Abelsky, the Rabbi of Chisinau and Moldova, with whom he talked about the position of the religious society HABAD-LIUBAVICH within the state. The discussion took place in a warm and friendly air with the great mutual understanding of both parties.
Avigdor Liberman: “In Israel, the religion and the state are inseparable.”
In the capital of Moldova, Avigdor Liberman, Vice-Premier of Israel and native of Chisinau came from Israel for a private visit. In the Jewish campus KEDEM, he met with activists of the local Jewish community who wanted news about their native country from first-hand sources. At the beginning, the honorable guest made a capacious and brilliant opening speech.
My Jewish Hero – by: Mendel Abelsky Age: 11
My Jewish Hero is my Saba. In 1990 at the fall of Communism in Russia, the Lubavitcher Rebbe gave my Saba a bracha to go to Kishinev, Moldova to rebuild the Jewish community. The Rebbe added a unique power for my Saba to be able to give brochos to other people. My Saba at that time was not young.
On December 19th, a festive concert “The Lights of Chanuckah”, sanctified to this splendid holiday, took place in the Kishinev theatre named after Chekhov.
In 1989, Rabbi Zalmen and Rebbetzin Leah Abelsky, already retired, became the first Lubavitcher shluchim in the Soviet Union. The plane landed and I found myself across the world in Kishinev, the capitol of Moldova. A pleasant, accented voice asked me if I was all right. The voice belonged to my mother-in-law, Rebbetzin Leah Abelsky, […]