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The Lubavitch and their tanks
April 8, 2009, 5:31 pm
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Annual Mitzvah Tank Parade – Parade 59

Published: March 29 2009

Preparations are in full swing for the Annual Mitzvah Tank Parade. The Parade is slated to take place on Thursday, April 2nd, the 8th of Nissan, in honor of the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s upcoming 107th Birthday the following Sunday, 11 Nissan.

This year’s parade will feature fifty-nine fully decorated Mitzvah ‘Tanks’ corresponding to the years of the Rebbe’s leadership since 5710/1950. The ‘tanks’ are to depart from Lubavitch World Headquarters, 770 Eastern Parkway at 10:30am, and will travel across the Manhattan Bridge, down Fifth Avenue into the heart of Manhattan, and will then spread out throughout the New York Metropolitan area, bringing the joy of Pesach to thousands of local men women and children.

The “tanks” will be loaded, complete with Holiday articles including Shmurah Matzah and helpful Passover Guides as well as Tefillin and Shabbat candles, and other Mivtzoim brochures, with the hope of reaching every Yid, to hasten the revelation of Moshiach.

The Parade is a project of the Mitzvah Tank Organization. Parade Organizers are working vigorously ‘round the clock’ to ensure a smashing success. Rabbi M. Hirsh says, “We are excitedly anticipating this year’s Parade, and we are sure that B’ezras Hashem this will be a befitting gift for the Rebbe in honor of his Birthday”.

Some of the exciting innovations for this year’s parade includes, an improved children’s program, and a special system that has been set up to ensure contact throughout the year with those met on the parade, and to forward them to their local Chabad Lubavitch Center.

I happened to be in Soho that day with a friend having coffee in a Starbucks and watched another parade, all those “tanks” were loaded with young guys that would fan out in the street and ask “are you Jewish?” (only to other men) but I guess that these “tanks ” don’t have bathrooms(that would have cost extra) and they use Starbucks….god forbid they bought a cup of coffee!


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