Tuesday, / July 14, 2020
Home / news

Mezuzahs and More For Jewish Delegates and Athletes at Beijing Olympics

By , Beijing, China

(lubavitch.com) Chabad-Lubavitch representative in Beijing, Rabbi Shimon Freundlich, blessed the Israeli Olympic team Monday, with success and safety as he hung mezuzot on all the apartments in the Olympic Village where the Israeli athletes and delegation will be staying. 
The event was attended by the president and CEO of the Israeli National Olympic Committee and members of the Israeli Olympic team as well as the Israeli Ambassador to Beijing, Amos Nadai and his Deputy D.J. Schneeweiss, who worked with Rabbi Freundlich to ensure that a rabbi would be on hand at all times in the Olympic Village.  
Rabbi Freundlich will be available for the duration of the Olympics at the new Bet Knesset (Synagogue) built in the Olympic Village for the benefit of Jewish delegates and athletes.

Israel's President Shimon Peres, who is scheduled to be in China for the opening of the Olympics, will be joined by Rabbi Freundlich at a reading of the Book of Lamentations on Saturday night, the eve of Tisha b'Av, the ninth day of Av, which is observed as a day of mourning, commemorating the destructions of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem.

Kosher consumers at the Olympics will have a full menu of kosher cuisine at Dini's Kosher Restaurant, situated near the American Embassy. The restaurant, which has large capacity seating, will also deliver vacuum packed meals to hotels in Beijing and beyond.

Comment

Be the first to write a comment.

Add

Related Articles
Remembering The Struggle for Russian Jewry
Ninety-three years ago today, Rabbi Joseph I. Schneersohn (1880-1950), sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe, and the leader of Russian Jewry at the time, was freed from Soviet-imposed…
Wordsmith: Tamim
The tamim is unflappable. He does not sway with the winds of change, nor bend to meet the expectations of others. He is a simple…
Remembering Rebbetzin Chana: Jewish Feminine Role Model
Rebbetzin Chana Schneerson, a feminine role model of Jewish activism and proponent of Jewish scholarship, mother of the Lubavitcher Rebbe and wife of Rabbi Levi…
Defying Religious Stereotypes on Israel’s College Campuses
By the time Zehavit Mohager, a psychology student, began her studies at the University of Haifa at age 23, she had already completed her army…
Newsletter
Donate
Find Your Local Chabad Center
Magazine