Moscow. August 20. INTERFAX – More than three weeks younger rabbis, graduates of the yeshiva, went to the trailer through the cities of Russia to help Jews in the regions to prepare for the holidays of Tishrei.
“We see the visit of the young rabbis in the communities of our country is changing Jewish life, gives new impetus to development. They spend literally a few days in each city, but this time take an active part in community life: communicate with older people, respond to youth issues. So reviving Jewish identity, instilled a love of tradition and the desire to keep the commandments,” – told reporters on Monday the President of the Federation of Jewish communities of Russia Alexander Boroda.
He expressed the hope that next year will be able to expand the geography of travel of the graduates of the yeshiva.
On approaching the Jewish month of Tishrei has three important Jewish holiday – Rosh Hashanah (new year), Yom Kippur (Day of atonement) and Sukkot (feast of tabernacles).
The rabbis were able to visit more than 50 communities that are members of the Federation of Jewish communities of Russia, in different cities, including Tula, Orel, Yelets, Kostroma, Ivanovo, Lipetsk, Penza, Tambov, Sevastopol, Yalta and others.
The journey took place on a specially equipped trailer, which is called “mitsumori”, while the word “mitzvah” translated treated as a “commandment” or “good deed”.
During the visit of the young community rabbis took part in public prayers in the meetings of the special sabbaths prior, charitable and youth activities, answered questions from congregations about Jewish history and culture.