Rabbi Shmuel Greisman, director of the Children’s Sefer Torah committee, was the guest of honor at a Chof Ches Nisan farbrengen at Yeshivas Tomchei Tmimim in Bnei Brak, attended by the yeshiva’s staff and administration, in an effort to encourage Tmimim to sign up 50,000 children to complete the fifth Children’s Sefer Torah.
Rabbi Greisman described the historical background of the mivtza and its effect upon the bombing of the nuclear reactor in Iraq, as the Rebbe himself revealed. He also spoke about how the Rebbe was involved in every aspect of the mivtza and received a weekly update. The Rebbe gave detailed instructions, such as choosing the pictures for the certificate that each child receives and where they should be placed.
Rabbi Greisman told some amazing stories about the people who purchased letters in the sefer Torah and the miracles in their lives.
After the farbrengen, the Tmimim decided that while they are doing mivtza tefillin on Fridays, they should try to register more children for the sefer Torah. As the Rebbe himself said, writing a sefer Torah is the last of the 613 mitzvos, and when Jewish children fulfill this last mitzvah, they are hastening the coming of the ultimate and final Redemption.
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