Tuesday, June 20, 2006
באיאן - ליובאוויטש
Not that it matters any, but I've always admired the Boyaner Rebbe for his shunning of most Rebbishe "shtick", for lack of a better term. I remember him as a younger man, already as Rebbe for a long time, coming to Shul in Flatbush and davening with all the others like a regular guy. He would come to NY to visit and spend time with his parents and he would come ALONE. WITH NOBODY ELSE. If you'd see him on the street you'd think "he was one of the guys." In today's day and age, where young Rebbes arrive with "posses" and "entourages" at every Simcha they attend, that's refreshing. There's much more to be said about him, but as far as I'm concerned that's enough.
Last night Reb Nosson Gurary from Buffalo, Zalmen's son, married off a child. His cousin the Boyaner Rebbe came to the Chasunah and was given ברכה אחריתא, a very nice gesture all around. Families sticking together is always nice, especially at Simchas.
This may have been his first visit to CH, although he did send his son to the Rebbe before his Bar Mitzvah. Better late than never.
More photos from COL