Javier Milei and his sister Karina upon arriving at “El Ohel”
At 9:20 in New York -11:20 in Buenos Aires-, Javier Milei began his agenda in the United States. He arrived with his sister Karina at “El Ohel”, the tomb of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, known as “the Lubavitch rebbe” and considered miraculous. This is a personal activity for the president-elect, who will then travel to Washington DC to hold meetings with Joe Biden’s officials and members of the International Monetary Fund.
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In July of this year, before PASO, Milei had already made a brief trip to visit this place of reference for the Jewish religion, located in the Montefiore cemetery. Like him, every year thousands of people – including top world leaders – come to the place to receive inspiration, vitality and guidance.
Last night in a television interview, the elected head of state announced that he wanted to carry out this ritual as a gesture of gratitude.
(Ronen)(Ronen)The place that Javier Milei visits in New York
According to different accounts, Menachem Mendel Schneerson was born on Friday, April 18, 1902 in the Ukrainian city of Nikolaiev and died in 1994. His father, Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Schneerson, was a renowned Kabbalist and Talmudist; his mother, Rebbetzn Chana, an aristocratic woman from a prestigious rabbinical family.
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He was the seventh leader of the Chabad Lubavitch dynasty and is defined as “the greatest Jewish personality,” because he took a small Hasidic group that almost disappeared with the Holocaust and transformed it into one of the most influential movements of religious Judaism.
He was noted for his approach to Torah and Judaism as a guide for everyday life. She taught that Torah is relevant to all aspects of life, from personal relationships to global affairs. He was also an advocate of Jewish education and the spread of Jewish culture. He founded schools and organizations to promote Jewish education and the spread of Jewish culture.
President-elect Javier Milei will visit the tomb of “the Lubavitch rebbe” before the presidential inauguration
Milei left Buenos Aires last night on a private flight. In addition to her sister, she is part of the entourage of the elected president Luis “Toto” Caputo, Nicolás Posse and Santiago Caputo, her main advisors; Gerardo Werthein, who would be the Argentine ambassador to the White House, and the US ambassador in Buenos Aires, Marc Stanley, also participate.
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As for “El Ohel”, it refers to the structure built above the resting place of a tzadík, a just and pious person. People who had the opportunity to visit this place describe it as special. There they ask for blessings and then continue their journey to the city of Manhattan. It is a fleeting step, a step of faith. The cemetery has a special entrance to the rebbe’s tomb.
Once in the place, you have to write a letter before entering. The rebbe, before dying, asked that the name be put there next to the name of the mother, not the father. Thus, people come in, read the psalms, read the letter, tear it up and throw it away where they know it.
This is the tomb of the “Lubavitch rebbe”
Among the requests, there are those who write to get married, or cure an illness of their own or that of a third party, resolve personal difficulties or be successful in business. On a special date or a Sunday, or dates such as the day of your birth or death, there are thousands of people who queue for up to hours to enter and stay for two minutes.
Milei, in an interview with Radio JAI, told how her relationship with the Jewish religion emerged. “I taught classes to a person who wanted to study economics, but did not want to take the trouble of studying the entire degree because it seemed tedious and he wanted to learn the most fundamental things. I put together a simplified study program for him so that he had access to the fundamental topics of economics. He was a Jewish boy, and when he came to class he asked me questions that were very impressive, that left me thinking,” she noted at the time.
“That opened my interest and then I had the joy of connecting with more people in the community and I began to delve deeper and now I have the joy of being friends with a rabbi, who is the rabbi of the temple on Borges Street (ACILBA Temple). , who is a person that I love very much, that I consult with regularly. They are discussions that can suddenly take two or three hours and that for me are very gratifying and help me grow a lot and understand situations in a much deeper way.” “It gives me a lot of spiritual peace at a time when I receive constant attacks from the political caste, and I am subjected to slander and lies,” he highlighted.