The global odyssey of prayer led by Rabbi Pinto commences in Essaouira.

Embarking on a worldwide pilgrimage of prayer, Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto commenced his spiritual journey after leading thousands of his students in Manhattan to celebrate the holiday of Purim. Setting foot in Morocco last week, he made his way to the picturesque coastal town of Essaouira, where the revered sage Rabbi Chaim Pinto (haGadol) rests in eternal peace.

In Essaouira, Rabbi Pinto fervently prayed for the well-being of Jews across the globe, particularly those in Israel, amid the turmoil of ongoing conflicts on its southern and northern borders. Reflecting on the biblical narrative of Israel’s exodus from Egypt, he emphasized the trials endured and the miraculous redemption experienced as the Reed Sea parted, paving the way for their triumphant entry into the Promised Land.

Continuing his journey, Rabbi Pinto proceeded to Poland, accompanied by throngs of devoted students from various corners of the world. Their pilgrimage coincided with the anniversary of the passing of Rabbi Elimelech of Lizhensk, renowned for his seminal work, the Noam Elimelech.

Upon their arrival in Poland, Rabbi Pinto’s eldest son and successor, Rabbi Yoel Moshe Pinto, joined them, arriving on a special flight from Israel. Together with their followers, they embarked on a pilgrimage to the gravesites of eminent rabbis across Poland.

In Lublin, they paid homage to Rabbi Tzadok HaCohen of Lublin, revered for his work, the Tzidkat haTzadik, and Rabbi Yaakov Yitzchak Horowitz, known as the Seer of Lublin. Their journey also took them to Riminov, where they honored the memory of the chassidic luminary Rabbi Menachem Mendel, and to Cracow, where they prayed at the graves of Rabbi Yoel Sirkin, the Bach; Rabbi Moshe Isserlish, the Rema; and Rabbi Kalonymus Kalman haLevi Epstein, author of Meor v’Shemesh.

As Rabbi Pinto’s entourage traverses Poland, his teachings resonate globally, with his words broadcast live to numerous locations around the world, uniting followers in prayer and reflection.

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