The Sanz Rebbe shlita affixes the Mezuzah as CEO and guests witness.
In the shadow of Yom Hashoah last week, the Neonatal Department at Laniado Hospital in Israel affixed mezuzahs for the new building.
A special and exciting occasion summing up years of extensive activity around the world, was held this week at Laniado Hospital - affixing a mezuzah in the Maternity Ward and the new Neonatal Department. The hospital was founded by the indefatigable late Rabbi Yekutiel Yehuda Halberstam (known as the Klauzenburger Rebbe zt”l), who was himself a survivor of the Holocaust and vowed that should he survive the atrocities, he would build a hospital in Israel to provide the highest level of care and compassion regardless of race, religion, gender or ability to pay. The hospital has opened its doors in Netanya in the 1974s and continues to grow.
The event was presided over by the Rebbe of Sanz (President of the Medical Centre), and was attended by rabbis and dignitaries, the distinguished benefactors and their families and members of the Medical Centre’s Executive Board. Amongst them; Rabbi Moshe Shimon Roth (member of the Board of Directors and representative of Sanz on the list of Agudas) and Rabbi Yosef Eliyahu Shlita, his holiness Rabbi Chaim Yaacov Shwartz Shlita (the Rav of the Medical Centre) and the Rav HaGaon Rav Yosef Eliyahu Shlita, (Head of the Kollel, Darchei Horaa) who also affixed the mezzuzahs.
The Rebbe of Sanz Shlita affixed the first mezuzah, at the entrance of the Maternity Ward, which is spread over 1000 square meters and contains 12 new and luxurious labour rooms. The ward is equipped with the best modern and professional equipment and carefully designed for the needs of the ultra-Orthodox, with maximum attention and emphasis on aspects of ‘Halachah’ (Jewish law) and Tznius (modesty). The new department, which is fully reinforced and allows for continued operation even in times of war.
With great attention and reverence, the words of the Rebbe Shlita were heard:
"Apart from the element of Chessed (kindness), the hospital also symbolises the unity of the Klal Yisrael in all its shades and tribes, and on the issue of unity the complete redemption hangs, because all the troubles that have surrounded Klal Yisrael in all generations are only due to disputes and distancing. Thanks to the dedicated staff, we are privileged to sanctify the name of Heaven, as through their actions everyone can clearly see the good and virtuous side of Judaism."