עשרות אלפי איש ביקרו במקום מנוחתו של הרבי בבית העלמין מונטיפיורי בקווינס שבניו-יורק. לרגל יום השנה ה-16 לפטירתו (הסלקותו) של הרבי מליובאוויטש זצ"ל שחל ביום שלישי, ג' בתמוז.

Among the tens of thousands who prayed beside the resting place of the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory, on the 16th anniversary of his passing were Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries, rabbinical and seminary students, business professionals, international travelers, and children of all ages.
Among the tens of thousands who prayed beside the resting place of the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory, on the 16th anniversary of his passing were Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries, rabbinical and seminary students, business professionals, international travelers, and children of all ages.
Before heading to the stone structure surrounding the Rebbe’s resting place and that of his father-in-law and predecessor, the Sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn, of righteous memory, visitors reflected on the Jewish leaders’ teachings as they composed prayer requests to be read at the holy site.
Before heading to the stone structure surrounding the Rebbe’s resting place and that of his father-in-law and predecessor, the Sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn, of righteous memory, visitors reflected on the Jewish leaders’ teachings as they composed prayer requests to be read at the holy site.
To accommodate the crush of visitors, officials limited the time available for each group to spend beside the resting places. Many recited Psalms as they waited.
To accommodate the crush of visitors, officials limited the time available for each group to spend beside the resting places. Many recited Psalms as they waited.
In keeping with an ancient Jewish tradition to pray at a righteous person’s resting place, visitors took the opportunity to beseech G-d for blessings.
In keeping with an ancient Jewish tradition to pray at a righteous person’s resting place, visitors took the opportunity to beseech G-d for blessings.
Hundreds of thousands more sent faxes, letters and e-mails containing prayer requests to be placed at the resting place.
Hundreds of thousands more sent faxes, letters and e-mails containing prayer requests to be placed at the resting place.
All walks of life were represented among the June 15 visitors.
All walks of life were represented among the June 15 visitors.
The observances coincided with events around the globe that marked the third day of the Hebrew month of Tammuz by urging attendees to look inward and resolve to do good deeds in the Rebbe’s memory.
The observances coincided with events around the globe that marked the third day of the Hebrew month of Tammuz by urging attendees to look inward and resolve to do good deeds in the Rebbe’s memory.
Visitors filed through the site throughout the day.
Visitors filed through the site throughout the day.