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Re: Help Me Track Down an Old Siddurs Owner's Descendants.
« Reply #40 on: March 03, 2021, 02:05:49 PM »
Wow, just amazing
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Re: Help Me Track Down an Old Siddurs Owner's Descendants.
« Reply #41 on: March 03, 2021, 03:09:33 PM »
Your story's even better than the way it played out in real time!  You should be writing for that new magazine that @YitzyS mentioned once or twice.

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Re: Help Me Track Down an Old Siddurs Owner's Descendants.
« Reply #42 on: March 03, 2021, 04:37:15 PM »
Great story and job by DDFers! When I read it and saw that Rudi fought in the Battle of the Bulge as a frum American, I immediately thought of my wife's Zaidy who was also around that age and fought in the same battle (his autobiography is a great read). Then I saw the next line that his son is R' Yaakov Meyer from Denver and knew I heard the name before. Checked with my family in Denver - R' Meyer started the Aish community in Southeast Denver and used to hold classes in my in-laws house. He is responsible for making them religious. While I couldn't verify that our Zaidy knew Rudi (we don't think he's mentioned in the book), this is another nice DDF connection to the story.

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Re: Help Me Track Down an Old Siddurs Owner's Descendants.
« Reply #43 on: March 03, 2021, 08:20:49 PM »
great story!
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Re: Help Me Track Down an Old Siddurs Owner's Descendants.
« Reply #44 on: March 04, 2021, 12:11:01 PM »
I think ddf would be a good topic for an article in ami/ mishpacha .
Exploring the various threads and personalities within. The scuffles and random chesed things makes for an interesting read for those who donít read the forums
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Re: Help Me Track Down an Old Siddurs Owner's Descendants.
« Reply #45 on: March 04, 2021, 02:01:11 PM »
Great story and job by DDFers! When I read it and saw that Rudi fought in the Battle of the Bulge as a frum American, I immediately thought of my wife's Zaidy who was also around that age and fought in the same battle (his autobiography is a great read). Then I saw the next line that his son is R' Yaakov Meyer from Denver and knew I heard the name before. Checked with my family in Denver - R' Meyer started the Aish community in Southeast Denver and used to hold classes in my in-laws house. He is responsible for making them religious. While I couldn't verify that our Zaidy knew Rudi (we don't think he's mentioned in the book), this is another nice DDF connection to the story.

I heard a story once by the kiddush of the yahrzeit of his father from R' Respler (used to live on 55th in BP, he passed away in this past year from COVID L"A H"Y)
That his father was in the army during WWII (I am almost certain he said battle of the bulge but I cant say 100% certain) and before he left to Europe he made a commitment to put on tefilin every day. One day he was in a fox hole with his fellow soldiers when he needed to put on tefilin but it wasnt a proper place to daven (he didnt give the reason, who knows maybe it smelled, we wont know) in either case he went a little bit away from the foxhole to a different area a little walk to the side to daven & as he was davening an explosive was shot into the foxhole & noone survived, he was the only one left from his group because he was committed to daven/put on tefilin daily.

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Re: Help Me Track Down an Old Siddurs Owner's Descendants.
« Reply #46 on: March 05, 2021, 01:52:29 PM »
This has to be one of the greatest stories on DDF.

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Re: Help Me Track Down an Old Siddurs Owner's Descendants.
« Reply #47 on: March 05, 2021, 01:59:22 PM »
@biobook I just received a huge sushi platter and a thank you note from the family. You definitely deserve most of it 😊

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Re: Help Me Track Down an Old Siddurs Owner's Descendants.
« Reply #48 on: March 05, 2021, 02:02:16 PM »
@biobook I just received a huge sushi platter and a thank you note from the family. You definitely deserve most of it 😊
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Re: Help Me Track Down an Old Siddurs Owner's Descendants.
« Reply #50 on: March 05, 2021, 02:16:52 PM »
@biobook I just received a huge sushi platter and a thank you note from the family. You definitely deserve most of it 😊
I hereby bequeath my shares to you - Enjoy!

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Re: Help Me Track Down an Old Siddurs Owner's Descendants.
« Reply #51 on: March 05, 2021, 02:33:44 PM »
Monkeys don't fly unless you put them on airplanes

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Re: Help Me Track Down an Old Siddurs Owner's Descendants.
« Reply #52 on: March 05, 2021, 02:58:03 PM »
I hereby bequeath my shares to you - Enjoy!
Thanks, looks real yum! Your really quick and good at your research. Ever consider doing it professionally?

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Re: Help Me Track Down an Old Siddurs Owner's Descendants.
« Reply #53 on: March 05, 2021, 04:06:27 PM »


That looks good! Enjoy and good Shabbos!

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Re: Help Me Track Down an Old Siddurs Owner's Descendants.
« Reply #54 on: March 05, 2021, 04:16:28 PM »
Thanks, looks real yum! Your really quick and good at your research. Ever consider doing it professionally?
@biobook , perhaps you take a swing at some of my rent controlled tenants? Although prob wont make for such a juicy MS post...  ;D ;D

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Re: Help Me Track Down an Old Siddurs Owner's Descendants.
« Reply #55 on: March 05, 2021, 05:04:49 PM »
@biobook , perhaps you take a swing at some of my rent controlled tenants? Although prob wont make for such a juicy MS post...  ;D ;D
Don't laugh!  I actually have experience in this.  As a one-time rent-controlled tenant, I learned quite a bit about the issues.  Want me to swing around and give them some tips?  :P

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Re: Help Me Track Down an Old Siddurs Owner's Descendants.
« Reply #56 on: March 09, 2021, 11:18:33 PM »
Inbox is full. That must have set some sort of record.
If you don't care why would you comment?
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Re: Help Me Track Down an Old Siddurs Owner's Descendants.
« Reply #57 on: March 10, 2021, 12:46:08 PM »
@Dan, can @biobook get a hat tip for this?
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Re: Help Me Track Down an Old Siddurs Owner's Descendants.
« Reply #58 on: March 10, 2021, 12:48:20 PM »
Don't laugh!  I actually have experience in this.  As a one-time rent-controlled tenant, I learned quite a bit about the issues.  Want me to swing around and give them some tips?  :P
You had a rc unit? Were you bought out? Trust me , my tenants dont need any tips... they handle it just fine  ;D ;D

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Re: Help Me Track Down an Old Siddurs Owner's Descendants.
« Reply #59 on: March 10, 2021, 02:51:53 PM »
Inbox is full. That must have set some sort of record.
@good sam Is that MY inbox is full?  Wondering why I keep seeing my username but not getting pinged.