Love of the Land

For the week ending 18 November 2006 / 27 Heshvan 5767

Bnei R'AiM Rabbi Avraham Mordechai

by Rabbi Mendel Weinbach zt'l
The Color of HeavenArtscroll

Bnei R'AiM – Rabbi Avraham Mordechai

Near the city of Gedera in the south of Israel there is a well-known crossroads known as the R'aim Junction because of its proximity to Moshav Bnei R'aim.

R'aim is actually the abbreviation of Rabbi Avraham Mordechai Alter, the leader of the Gerrer Chassidim also known as the Imrai Emes. This leader of hundreds of thousands of Polish Jews miraculously escaped the Holocaust and established his court in Jerusalem. He passed away during the Jordanian siege of Jerusalem in the War of Independence and was buried in the heart of the city.

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