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Re: RIP/BDE Master Thread
« Reply #1940 on: May 14, 2024, 12:35:03 AM »
One tidbit…He only ate fish and dairy. He explained that in Russia keeping kosher was a huge nisayon and very often a family would have separate pots for the wives and children to eat due to health reasons. At some point many people would just give up and say, they’re eating why shouldn’t I also? Why should the father keep it if everyone else is already being nichshal. So he made himself a neder to never eat fleishig.. and was never matir neder even after reaching Eretz Yisroel and living in frum communities!!!!

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Re: RIP/BDE Master Thread
« Reply #1941 on: May 14, 2024, 12:35:26 AM »
TBH. I would have a hard time recognizing him from that picture. I mostly recall seeing him ~30 years ago.

https://jemphotos.page.link/tQGJ

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Re: RIP/BDE Master Thread
« Reply #1942 on: May 14, 2024, 12:36:44 AM »
TBH. I would have a hard time recognizing him from that picture. I mostly recall seeing him ~30 years ago.
Seems like the non-Lubavitchers know him from his later years.

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Re: RIP/BDE Master Thread
« Reply #1943 on: May 14, 2024, 12:39:54 AM »
TBH. I would have a hard time recognizing him from that picture. I mostly recall seeing him ~30 years ago.
20 years ago he looked like in that picture

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Re: RIP/BDE Master Thread
« Reply #1944 on: May 14, 2024, 12:41:22 AM »
20 years ago he looked like in that picture

See edit above to links of pictures the way I remember him.
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Re: RIP/BDE Master Thread
« Reply #1945 on: May 14, 2024, 12:42:38 AM »
Seems like the non-Lubavitchers know him from his later years.

What's that?

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Re: RIP/BDE Master Thread
« Reply #1946 on: May 14, 2024, 12:43:47 AM »
TBH. I would have a hard time recognizing him from that picture. I mostly recall seeing him ~30 years ago.

https://jemphotos.page.link/tQGJ

https://jemphotos.page.link/RJQZ




Seems more like 40 years ago…

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Re: RIP/BDE Master Thread
« Reply #1947 on: May 14, 2024, 12:46:33 AM »
Seems more like 40 years ago…

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Re: RIP/BDE Master Thread
« Reply #1948 on: May 14, 2024, 12:48:55 AM »
See edit above to links of pictures the way I remember him.

Wow. He looked like the oldest man on earth when I saw him. It literally felt like we were hearing stories of 100 years ago..
Btw, I think he was the only Lubavitch grown up person (ashkenazi) I ever saw with long peyos.

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Re: RIP/BDE Master Thread
« Reply #1949 on: May 18, 2024, 03:59:05 PM »
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Re: RIP/BDE Master Thread
« Reply #1950 on: May 19, 2024, 07:54:35 AM »
Rabbi Zalman Yudkin, BD"E.
Really great tribute. Yated writer Rabbi Avrohom Birnbaum knew him well and actually visited him a week before his petirah. He writes his perspective in this article.

https://yated.com/reb-zalmans-eternal-message/

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Re: RIP/BDE Master Thread
« Reply #1951 on: May 19, 2024, 03:38:34 PM »
I remember him speaking on behalf of the Russians in Kiryat Malachi, in a NY yeshiva. The Rosh Yeshiva told me after, that even though the American bochurim probably don't understand a word of his heavy Russishe Yiddish, but it was the extreme passion that he spoke with, that made it Devorim hayotzim min halev nichnosim el halev... yehi zichro Baruch

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Re: RIP/BDE Master Thread
« Reply #1952 on: May 22, 2024, 09:01:14 AM »
Rabbi Zalman Yudkin, BD"E.

His grandson. BDE. HYD. Killed R"l in a booby trapped house in the Gaza Strip.



Seems like he has 3 siblings in the IDF.

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Re: RIP/BDE Master Thread
« Reply #1953 on: May 22, 2024, 10:25:26 AM »
Boruch Dayan emes. Every time a soldier is killed I wonder if this war is worth it.

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Re: RIP/BDE Master Thread
« Reply #1954 on: May 22, 2024, 10:41:36 AM »
Boruch Dayan emes. Every time a soldier is killed I wonder if this war is worth it.

Definitely not. They should have pulled a Hiroshima.
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Re: RIP/BDE Master Thread
« Reply #1955 on: May 22, 2024, 12:23:39 PM »
BDE. HYD. Killed R"l in a booby trapped house in the Gaza Strip.

Reportedly the 3rd Lubavitcher (by the “conventional” definition :P) recently KIA in Gaza:
https://x.com/mendi_rizel/status/1793308919835623782

Not that it matters, every loss is a loss, but somehow it hits closer to home.
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Re: RIP/BDE Master Thread
« Reply #1956 on: May 22, 2024, 02:37:35 PM »
One tidbit…He only ate fish and dairy. He explained that in Russia keeping kosher was a huge nisayon and very often a family would have separate pots for the wives and children to eat due to health reasons. At some point many people would just give up and say, they’re eating why shouldn’t I also? Why should the father keep it if everyone else is already being nichshal. So he made himself a neder to never eat fleishig.. and was never matir neder even after reaching Eretz Yisroel and living in frum communities!!!!
I always enjoyed when he came to my house and exchanged old soviet stories with my father.

On topic; when my father was in a soviet gulag, he asked the legendary R' Mottel Lifshits ZTZ'L how he made it through Pesach by fasting - and he responded that my father should not even try any of that shtick, he should eat whatever he needs to in order to make it out alive...
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Re: RIP/BDE Master Thread
« Reply #1957 on: May 22, 2024, 03:17:27 PM »
Reportedly the 3rd Lubavitcher (by the “conventional” definition :P) recently KIA in Gaza:

Not that it matters, every loss is a loss, but somehow it hits closer to home.

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Re: RIP/BDE Master Thread
« Reply #1958 on: May 22, 2024, 03:23:04 PM »
His grandson. BDE. HYD. Killed R"l in a booby trapped house in the Gaza Strip.

Apparently the IslamoNazi #HamasisISIS published a video of him and another soldier in a sniper's cross hairs R"l.
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Re: RIP/BDE Master Thread
« Reply #1959 on: May 22, 2024, 03:49:45 PM »
Reportedly the 3rd Lubavitcher (by the “conventional” definition :P) recently KIA in Gaza:
https://x.com/mendi_rizel/status/1793308919835623782

Not that it matters, every loss is a loss, but somehow it hits closer to home.
:'(

 :'( :'

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