Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Holy City Number Five
Whatever floats their boat.
In the end I decided that I like the fact that a tract of land in Spring Valley off State Route 45 became "holy." I like that they stick by their Rebbe's words that he was mamshich the holiness of the Holy Land in his village. More power to them. Yeah, I know. "Kan Tzivoh." But this seems - to me, at least - to take it one step further. UPDATE: I see some of you just don't get it! There's a difference when you write Ir HaKodesh, as in Jersalem, Safed, Hebron and Tiberias, to writing that there's brochoh in a neighborhood because a Tzaddik, a Rebbe lives there. It's not rocket science, people. Don't think you're Einstein when you tell me about what the Rebbe called Crown Heights. Nobody ever referred to CH as Ir HaKodesh, nor to Mezibuzh, Mezritsh, Lubavitch, Warsaw, Otwock, Riga, Rostov, Leningrad or any other station.
Thank You for your understanding.