Posted Saturday, Dec 31 2022 9:12pm in Chabad News, Video

Photo Menachem Kozlovsky

SNS ED. Longtime readers of have surely read this story before, however, for the benefit of all our new readers and those who perhaps missed it we bring it to you again.

Rabbi Sholom Hecht A"H of Hecht's bookstore on Coney Island in Flatbush, NY, was Zoiche to have had many Yechidusin with the Rebbe.

One time Rabbi Hecht had a Yechidus with the Rebbe on the morning of January 1st.

At some point during the Yechidus the Rebbe told him "Happy New Year". Rabbi Hecht was very surprised.

The Rebbe then told him that Rabbi Levi Yitzchok of Berdichev used to tell his congregants "Happy New Year", and it's based on Kapitel 87 verse 6 in Tehillim where it says "Hashem Yispor Bichsov Amim.."

"Hashem will count in the register of people..."*

Scroll down and fast forward to 3:40 to watch Rabbi JJ Hecht repeat the story.

*Translation courtesy of Tehillim Ohel Yosef Yitzchok with English Translation KEHOS-5761.

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