It is not often I find something for the Monday Murals meme, so I was extra happy to discover the Rebbe painted on rolling shutters protecting the entrance to a store in Beer Sheva's old section.
The Rebbe is the late great Rabbi Menachem Shneerson, scholar, teacher, leader, and the pioneer of Jewish outreach.
The head of Chabad-Lubavitch movement died in 1994 in New York, but many of his devoted followers believe he was, and still is, the Moshiach, the messiah.
In the 1950s the Lubavitcher Rebbe, from headquarters in Brooklyn, started sending out young rabbis and their wives to cities and towns all over America and the world, even the remotest places like Kathmandu.
These idealistic couples open Chabad Houses and offer worship, classes, support, and love to Jews who are far from being observant.
They are called in Hebrew shluchim, literally, those who are sent out.
This week 4,200 of these rabbis are in New York for their International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries.
Don't miss these amazing photos of how they take a huge group selfie!
It was taken with a particularly large lens that was held up with a 5-meter-long stick carried by two men.
And equally impressive are these pictures of how the 4,200 pose for the more orderly and formal annual photo.
They even launched a helicopter-drone to take a video of the mass photo shoot!
UPDATE: This in today's Times of Israel says it so well: Thank you Chabad. Very worth a read.
(Also linking to Our World Tuesday.)