Since the passing of the Baal Hatanya, zy”a, Haditch has become a spiritual lighthouse to the world, drawing thousands to pray at his holy resting place. Night and day, at every hour, Jews young and old from across the spectrum flock to this sacred site to entreat the Master of the world for mercy and salvation in the merit of the holy Baal Hatanya Harav Shneur Zalman of Liadi, zy”a.
In times of joy and times of hardship, when praying for miracles, and even when merely yearning for a deeper soul connection with the Baal Hatanya, Jews from around the globe visit the Ohel of the Baal Hatanya to spill their hearts in prayer. Despite the long, arduous journey that spanned many a day and hour, and the sore lack of accommodations in the region that forced those who finally reached the remote town to then turn around and begin the long trek home, countless of Jews throughout the generations have made the pilgrimage to the holy tziyun of the Baal Hatanya in Haditch.
Fortunately, the above description can now be relegated to the annals of history. Close to two decades ago, in 5758 (1998), Rabbi Moshe Deitsch, founder and director of the Chasdei Yosef organization, purchased a small structure only several dozens of yards away from the Ohel. Recruiting the assistance of his family members in a labor of love, he renovated the dilapidated structure into comfortable lodgings that he availed to guests. Thus, for the first time in close to two centuries, Jews visiting the sacred burial place of the Baal Hatanya finally had a place to rest and recoup their energies after the exhausting journey, and even better, to spend several days, including Shabbosos and Yomim Tovim, in Haditch in close proximity to the Ohel.
Several years later, in 5764 (2004), a special Vaad (committee) was established to develop the area surrounding the Ohel and prepare the groundwork to accommodate large groups of visitors to Haditch. The dedicated Vaad members Rabbi Meir Dovid Berman, Rabbi Mendel Deitsch, Rabbi Yaakov Halperin, and Rabbi Meir Stambler devoted their hearts and souls, sparing no effort to bring this lofty goal to fruition. Through broad-based activities and tireless endeavors, plans began taking form and before long, Haditch was transformed! One by one, new buildings sprouted up around the Ohel, providing comfort and relief to the thousands who make the pilgrimage to this holy site during special times of year including the Redemption on 19 Kislev, the Hilulah on 24 Teves, and other occasions.
Today, we are pleased to invite individuals and organized tours to visit Haditch any time of year and enjoy a choice of excellent accommodations and delicious meals on mere hours’ notice. Lodgings in Haditch range from hostel-style rooms to comfortable hotel rooms for couples and families to luxury VIP rooms, along with delicious catered meals with superior kashrus certification and a wide variety of services including transportation to and from the airport, etc.