After maariv the Rebbe was expected to come outside for Kiddush Levonah. Last Shavuos the Rebbe told me that it is good to recite this special prayer before leaving on a journey. Though I had already said the monthly prayer before I left England, I did not want to miss the chance of at least joining the Rebbe – as I always do when I am in Brooklyn – while he himself

said those prayers. During Kiddush Levonah, I wished the Rebbe the customary “Sholom Aleichem” and the also Rebbe responded with the regular “Aleichem Sholom.”