The Lithuanian governor Rabbi Shlomo Yehuda Rechnitz bought the important honors in the courts of Gur and Belza – ‘You showed’, a Torah groom and a bridegroom in Genesis, and in the Belza Chassidut also the Thursday night aliyah – which is highly regarded and the Rebbe used to ascend to the Torah – and honored the Admorim with all honors.
Governor Rechnitz, who first came to live in his apartment in the former Tnuva compound neighborhood, which is adjacent to the Gur and Belza seminaries, wanted to honor the Admors, and as mentioned, purchased the above-mentioned honors for a quarter of a million dollars each, donated to the Hasidic kollels. In all, it is half a million dollars.
It should be noted that the governor himself, who is a foreigner, celebrated only Shemini Atzeret and not Simchat Torah.
The Governor Rabbi Shlomo Yehuda Rechnitz (PR, Kikar Archive)
As you may recall, as first reported in Shabbat Square more than six months ago, Governor Rechnitz transferred millions of dollars to the students of the Mir Yeshiva. This was the second case in which Rechnitz rescued the yeshiva, after a year earlier, he had transferred to the yeshiva a sum of $ 3 million, which was transferred to the yeshiva students, who did not receive a salary for many months.