Thursday, 30 December 2010

Boruch Dayan Hoemes

This week we received the sad news of the passing of Reb Volf Greenglass. In truth, he was the inspiration behind this blog because he taught me the geshmak of a ksav yad and any inyan that is shayach to Rabboseinu Nesieinu. I haven't posted for a long time, but feel that now is the time to get back in the swing of things. There is so much to say about this great man and I hope over the next few weeks to share with you letters from the Rebbe to him as well as stories and experiences I had with him.

As a first instalment here is a ksav yad of the Rebbe on the nusach hamatzeivah of Reb Volf's wife who passed away on 8 Teves 5742. My copy is not that clear but it says that in addition to writing 'Reb' before Reb Volf's name it should say 'HaRav HaChosid Mashpia DeTomchei Tmimim HaTomim' and on condition that the Chevra Kadisha agree.

I once mentioned this ksav to Reb Volf and in his typically humble way laughed back at me and said 'abi es zol shtayen oifen matzeivah' in a tone that suggested that he thought nothing of it.

Hikitzu veranenu shoichney ofor b'hisgalus moshicheinu bekorov mamosh.