Search for Venue for Mass Rally Continues

NEW YORK -

As the search for a suitable venue continues, a new, tentative date was set on Monday for the mass rally that will be the highlight of the unprecedented trip to the U.S. by members of the Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah of Agudas Yisrael in Eretz Yisrael to protest the persecution of the chareidi community and lomdei Torah in Eretz Yisrael.

The organizers have chosen Tuesday, Parashas Beshalach — January 7, as the preferred date for the event, pending the finalization of the logistical details.

While the possibility of inclement winter weather makes an indoor location a more tempting choice, the indoor venues are considerably smaller than the outdoor options, and will be unable to accommodate the masses that are expected to participate.

The news of the historic Moetzes trip has generated enormous interest and anticipation in the Torah communities in the United States, Eretz Yisrael, and around the world. The very fact that the unprecedented trip is taking place manifests the gravity of the crisis in Eretz Yisrael.

After days of speculation, the court of the Belzer Rebbe,
shlita, has confirmed that the Rebbe will be joining the trip. The news that the Rebbe, who hasn’t visited the United States in fifteen years, will be undertaking the journey has electrified his followers in America.

As previously reported, among those who are said to have agreed to join this trip (the list is still in formation) are, shlita, the Gerrer Rebbe; the Sanz-Klausenburger Rebbe of Eretz Yisrael; Harav Yisrael Hager, Vizhnitzer Rebbe, and Harav Mendel Hager, Vizhnitzer Rebbe, the Modzitzer Rebbe; and Biale Rebbe.

The Sadigura Rebbe arrived in the United States on Monday on a previously planned trip, and the Boyaner Rebbe is also scheduled to arrive in the coming days in America for a pre-planned trip. Both are expected to join the mass rally.