AT THE OHEL: The Tomb of Rabbi Menachem Schneerson
July 6th was the 25th anniversary of the passing of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Schneerson, and in the days prior and after thousands made the Pilgrimage to the burial site in Queens, known as the Ohel. Schneerson headed the movement from 1950 until his passing in 1994 — a movement he had helped revive following its post-Holocaust re-establishment in New York.
As stated on the Ohel’s website:
Anyone who had the good fortune to meet the Rebbe during his lifetime can relate the unparalleled attention and love that he offered each individual, regardless of background, situation or degree of religious involvement. Whether they came for blessing, advice, or encouragement, men and women from all walks of life found solace in the Rebbe's kind words and luminous visage. Anyone who stood in his presence - even for a moment - could not leave without being deeply affected, if not changed by their encounter, an extraordinary experience that people carry with them to this day.
Our Sages declare that the Righteous are even greater after their passing than during their lifetime, and the constant stream of visitors to the Rebbe's resting place (the Ohel) from every sector of the Jewish nation testifies to the powerful truth of their words. The Ohel has become a center, the place where thousands come and continue to receive inspiration and blessing from the Rebbe.