NEW YORK (Jul. 2)
A delegation of ten emissaries of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menahem Schneerson, have departed for Israel to attend inauguration ceremonies of a second Chabad village established in Israel by members of the Chassidic movement headed by Rabbi Schneerson, it was announced here today. The delegation. which will spend some time in half-a-dozen European countries visiting yeshivoth en route to Israel, will remain in the Jewish State until August.
Kfar Chabad, the parent village, was the scene of the murder of five children and a young instructor at an agricultural school during their evening prayers by Egyptian fedayeen (suicide squads) last April. Rallying to reply to this shocking attack, the Lubavitcher movement increased its building activities at the village, south of Tel Aviv, and built a second settlement nearby. Other Lubavitcher representatives from Australia and a number of European countries will also visit the colony.