Video: Skulener Rebbe Visits Skulen For the First Time


gaavad-skulen[Video below.] In the following video, the Skulener Rebbe is seen on a horse and buggy during a visit to the city of Skulen, Romania, where he and his father were born. The visit took place on Tuesday, 20 Iyar/May 4.

The Rebbe had not been to Romania since he immigrated to the United States after the Russians released him and his father from prison.

Before the outbreak of World War II, his father, the previous Skulener Rebbe, moved to Chernowitz. They survived the war and moved to Bucharest, the capital of Romania, where he opened an orphanage for the orphans left after the Holocaust. When the Communists took over Romania, it became dangerous for them to continue educating the children al pi derech Yisroel saba, yet the Rebbe and his son continued to do so.

In 1959, the Communists arrested the Rebbe and his son, the present Rebbe, for teaching religion and for supporting and educating orphans. The rebbes of Sadigura, Kopishnietz and Boyan lead an international effort to free the Skulener Rebbe and his son, and eventually, through the intervention of United Nations Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld, the Rebbe and his son were freed and immediately immigrated to the United States in 1960, moving to Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

Click below to view a video of the recent visit:

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  1. It’s all about Pomp and ceremony. They are trying to re-create something nostalgic to make people feel closer to the past
    They are creating an image for the people to respond to

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