The Vizhnitzer Rebbe arrived at the home of the Sanzer Rebbe in Kiryat Sanz in Netanya for a special visit on Wednesday evening.
During the visit, which lasted for a long time, they discussed the minhag of hanachas tefillin on Chol Hamoed for bochurim and the minhag of the Sanzer Rebbe and their descendants to don tefillin b’nusach Ashkenaz.
The Sanzer Rebbe said that when his father, the Ba’al Shefa Chaim, z’tl, became Bar Mitzvah, his father, the Rav of Rudnik, z’tl, purchased tefillin b’nusach Sefard and promised him that a day will come that he’ll put on tefillin b’nusach Ashkenaz like his ancestors.
And his words were fulfilled as during the Holocaust, the Klausenburger Rebbe almost never missed a day of putting on tefillin, and at one point, the only tefillin available to him were b’nusach Ashkenaz. After the Holocaust, the Rebbe and his descendants continued to use tefillin b’nusach Ashkenaz.
The Vizhnitzer Rebbe, who spent the last several days in Netanya, praised the midas hachnasas orchim in Kiryat Sanz and mentioned that whenever his chassidim are in the city, they always have a place to stay.
After the Sanzer Rebbe served refreshments to the Vizhnitzer Rebbe, he requested to speak with him privately. The two spoke alone for about 25 minutes before parting.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)