This Shabbes is Chof Beis Shevat- the 29th Yahrzeit of the Rebbetzin OBM. The Rebbetzin, Chaya Mushka Schneerson, was the wife of the Rebbe OBM and a role model to Jewish women everywhere. This Shabbes, we should all remember her legacy and attempt to incorporate her hospitality, chesed and remarkable love for all Jews into our lives. Whether it’s through taking upon a new mitzvah, spending some time over the coming week volunteering for the less fortunate, or simply inviting guests for shabbes, we can allow her memory to live on through emulating her in one of many ways. On this note, I’d like to wish everyone a gut shabbes!
In London, shabbes candles should be lit at 5:01 PM tonight, and shabbes ends at 6:12 PM tomorrow. While lighting Shabbes candles, please remember Chaim Elozor ben Baila for a refuah shleimah. Although I do not know him personally, I remembered him while writing this insight. He is the father of a shlucha who emulates the Rebbetzin in every way imaginable, and whom is a constant inspiration to me due to her hard work and love for all Jews. Please also keep in mind Yisroel ben Esther HaCohen and Boruch ben Soroh Gittel for a refuah shleimah.