Around 10,000 Hasidic Jews, mainly from Europe and the United States, are expected to visit the town of Lezajsk, in southeastern Poland, to take part in commemorations marking the 235th anniversary of the death of Tzaddik Elimelech Weissblum of Lizhensk.
Creator Gabriele Trovato from Tokyo’s Waseda University said: “The need to build such a robot became clear to me when I listened to friends who complained that they could not go to church during the pandemic.”
TFN’s Stuart Dowell travelled to the small town of Września near Poznań where 120 years ago today children boycotted religious classes in protest against Germanization. The students were flogged and their parents were sentenced to prison. Known as the Strike of the Children of Września, the incident has gone down in history as a patriotic struggle to retain the right to use the Polish language.
Initially intended to help himself pray whilst driving, Marek Kosykowski, founder and CEO of Rozaniec Na Kierownice (Rosary on a Steering Wheel) says he has now been flooded with orders from around the world and is looking to employee those in the community who need help.