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Monday, 14 Sivan, 5779
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    A Bochur’s Test in Emunah

    A 15-year-old yeshiva bochur back home in Los Angeles for the summer shares an incident that happened to him Monday. Full Story

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     A Bochur
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    A Bochur

    I am moved by this story and i will definitely learn from it

    La's finest
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    La's finest

    keep making the rebbe proud

    Beautiful!!!
    Guest
    Beautiful!!!

    Thank you for Sharing!!! You’ve encouraged me as well!!!

    amazing
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    amazing

    yasher koach!! 🙂

    So true
    Guest
    So true

    Really nice

    an L.A yid
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    an L.A yid

    you are an inspiration to us all yasher koach

    nice
    Guest
    nice

    thanks for sharing and thanks for doing vos men darf tun

    wow!!
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    wow!!

    thats amazing! It helps me with my emunah…thanks

    Incredible!
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    Incredible!

    This shows us the zechus we have to be connected to our Rebbe! What other Kid of 15 would do this!This is the power of Chasidus.
    Yeshar Koach for Sharing.
    Chay Amar

    Nice story but................
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    Nice story but................

    it would have had a better ending if you would have gone out of your way and raised a few dollars for this person in his time of need. Sure, its good to help another yid put on tefillin. but were you putting on tefillin with him to improve your own standing as a shliach or to help this person out. If it was to help this person out then you would realize its not about you, its about him. and if you were in his shoes you would like to have someone help you put a shelter on your… Read more »

    chazak!!
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    chazak!!

    I am double your age and I am awed by your sincerity and dedication to fulfilling the Rebbe’s mission. Thank you for taking the time to share this with us. This is true inspitlration. Kol hakavod.

    wowzerssssssssss
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    wowzerssssssssss

    it is ppl like u who are bringin moshiach now!!!
    no, like seriously, there arent many soldiers left in the army who are willing to get out there on the frontlines… each one is precious, and u r definitely giving our commander nachas. question: can u come to CH and not give up onthe “chabadlite” ppl who are ttly happy with where they are?
    and if not, can u plz at least go into chocolatte or anyother store that has pictures of the rebbe hanging and NON JEWISH MUSIC PLAYING, and tell them what the rebbe wud say about that?!?!

    hmm
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    hmm

    beautiful

    Nice !!!
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    Nice !!!

    Inspiring ! Thank you for sharing !

    Thanks for sharing!
    Guest
    Thanks for sharing!

    inspirational! love it!
    Keep up the good work!

    beautiful
    Guest
    beautiful

    great color war theme speech

    only 15?
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    only 15?

    I’m really impressed, and your tender age makes this much more meaningful. Yesher Koach, and may others learn from you to never give up in matters of yiddishkeit!

    great job!
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    great job!

    You make hashem proud!

    To #10
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    To #10

    It’s nice you know how to tell off a 15 year old Bochur like that. you must be really smart and sharp. A 15 year old Boy just got a boost in his emunah and chasidishkeit and Felt that he over came himself but no, he should have fund-raised money for the man. Now in case you actually mean what you say: It’s not the job of a 15 year old Bochur to help him financially. Its the job of the Baalei Batim That see this Yid every day in Shul asking for money. Tjis Bochur was doing HIs job… Read more »

    Cma
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    Cma

    Btw the rebbe did have a hard life back in Russia and Europe – not to mention most of his family were tortured and killed.

    To #10: Really?? You're kidding, right??!!!
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    To #10: Really?? You're kidding, right??!!!

    This bochur did a great thing and shared it with us.

    We each have our responsibilities, appropriate to our age and situation. What would you have had the bochur do: stand on the street with his hat out and collect for him??

    Why throw cold water on such a story? The bochur was able to give the man some money and who knows what he might have done to help him afterwards? The man even explained that he was “testing” the bochur (and Hashem?)
    I think that the bochur passed the test.
    You – I can’t say.

    An inspiration
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    An inspiration

    Beautiful. Thanks for sharing

    So nice to hear :)
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    So nice to hear :)

    Everyone should share nice stories they have, it’s very inspirational!!

    to no. 10
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    to no. 10

    who says he didnt do that as well? thats not the point here. thats obvious. that doesnt take mesirut nefesh. anyone even a non Jew could see the need to do that. and maybe this bachur and many others did. the point here was the Tefillin – the courage in the face of the no. the looking beyond the no. that not everyone could do. and anyway the Tefillin was more important than the zedoka because in the scut of the Tefillin it may have been the final mitzvah to tip the scales so that the man will no longer… Read more »

    to number 10
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    to number 10

    you are right, but this bochur is only 15. Allow him the space to continue learning about life’s realities and how to address them, rather than expect him to act as a mature adult with life experience behind him. Your point is a good one, perhaps word it as a tip for future similar encounters rather than as a rebuke

    wonderful
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    wonderful

    But I think now you need to help him B’gashmius. Yidden do not belong sleeping on the streets. I don’t know his situation, maybe he has mental illness that contributes to his situation, but there are numerous organizations (Jewish) in LA that could help this man. Obviously, he sticks around the same area. Take the time to gather some resources & get him help & support. Maybe that’s YOUR challenge! Laying Tefillin is only a part of the mission. Hatzlacha!

    Education
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    Education

    Kudos to you for your determination and devotion to the cause!
    What I would like to know is where you received your education that allows you to write so full of expression. There’s no way my boys can write anything of this caliber coming from CH schools. Sad but true.

    CH, stop dumbing down our kids!

    TEFILLIN
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    TEFILLIN

    will definitely bring him the brochos. If we only realized what Tefillin can accomplish!

    yeshiva
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    yeshiva

    wow

    i would like to give credit to rabbi gershon avtzon and the entire yeshiva in Cincinnati.. this is the education they gt ..

    chazak to rabbi avtzon and to the entire yeshiva staff

    Joe
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    Joe

    Wow awesome story nice to read good news for a change… I am sure it’s the amazing Shluchim in Cincinnati lead by Yossi Rapp that helped encourage Bochurim to act like this…

    maybe we should...
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    maybe we should...

    try to find out what the Rabbi’s of LA are doing with the poor fellow, like enrolling him in yeshiva full time if he wants, etc.

    To 10
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    To 10

    U are right but mean how rude of u to say such a thing like that u know that is not a everyday story u hear it is a special story

    A Lesson Learned
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    A Lesson Learned

    You are truly an inspiration to me. May your days be filled
    with blessings and opportunities to bring light into this world.
    Your parents must be very special to have raised a son like yourself.

    SO PROUD!!
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    SO PROUD!!

    you are such an inspiration!! I am so proud of you and I am even more proud that you are my little brother!! Keep doing what the Rebbe wants! I love you!!

    to #10
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    to #10

    I bet , can even almost swear you have no job and are envious of everyone around you. There is no way a sane and understanding person would post such an empty comment and reeks of contempt for anything positive.

    To the bochur hats off to you – you inspired many I bet but even just posting your story here. Keep it up!

    #10
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    #10

    quick to judge!

    Amazing!
    Guest
    Amazing!

    This is really a powerful story and we should all learn from it!

    Shkoiaj! Keep posting like this!
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    Shkoiaj! Keep posting like this!

    BSD

    Amazing story, I was very moved, this are the kind of stories (opeds) we should have in COL more often!

    Shkoiaj!

    i know the bochur
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    i know the bochur

    Best Bochur around!
    You’re awesome

    to number 25
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    to number 25

    I hear your point. However in my opinion it’s totally not his responsibility to give him money, especially that usually. A 15 year old bochur. Does not have any money to give. all he can do is refer to a chessed. Org. A young buchur s hob is to sit and learn, and in his free time do mivtzoyim, chinuch, etc.

    LA!!!
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    LA!!!

    You are amazing!!!!! Keep making the family proud!!!!

    Nu...
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    Nu...

    He’s gonna find a great shidduch!!

    Yasher Koach for good news
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    Yasher Koach for good news

    Collive is doing a great job with putting up good news. something to inspire to

    Credit to his parents
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    Credit to his parents

    Dear Parents of this Bochur,
    In addition to working so hard to provide your son with a good Jewish education, you didn’t stop there…

    Thank you for your kavanah, netzach, chesed, and meseiras nefesh to make yourselves available to your son in your home to instill within him the middos exemplified in this artcile: to help bring Moshiach EVERY MOMENT, DAILY!

    You are a kiddush Hashem.

    Thank you,
    A Fellow Yid

    Awesome!
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    Awesome!

    Love these inspirational stories coming up every day!!
    (This is already the 3rd Tefillin story in the summer)

    to 29 and 30!
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    to 29 and 30!

    who said the bochur is in that yeshiva?

    Couldn't agree more!!
    Guest
    Couldn't agree more!!

    beautiful story—
    lots of nachas to the parents of this very special Lubavitcher bochur—may all of our boys be like him!!

    Proud Grandma
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    Proud Grandma

    So proud of this 15 year old who has more kindness and insight in his soul than others much older than him. Keep doing things like this Zolly and you will inspire many others to do the same .

    Proud Mother of Bochur!!
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    Proud Mother of Bochur!!

    So proud of my son, Zali! Thank you to #44 and everyone else who left kind and encouraging comments! My son is the product of an education at Cheder Menachem LA and Yeshivas Lubavitch Cincinnati, and yes, much credit should be given to the strong chassidishkeit and love of the Rebbe, he received there.
    Just happy to be the mother of a chassidishe bochur!!

    To: Nice story but................
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    To: Nice story but................

    That’s YOUR job to worry about that Jews’ material welfare. When was the last time you went out to the streets to find a home for all the homeless that are plentiful in your neighborhood? Oh, and by the way, did you put on Tefillin today? Do you know what we must have in mind when we put on Tefillin? Just in case you forgot, let me remind you: “we must have in mind that Hasem commanded us to write these four Parshios which include the unity of His name and the exodus from Egypt, so that we remember His… Read more »

    I SPY GLATT MART
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    I SPY GLATT MART

    Woohooo very nice story

    Boruch N. Hoffinger
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    Boruch N. Hoffinger

    ‘Todah raabah!’
    You helped me very much.
    Usually, when I ask a ‘Yid’ to put on ‘Tefillin’ and they refuse I tend to shy away…not wanting to anger anyone. But a gentle second request might work.
    The Rebbe said to be a little persistent because it’s good for the Jew.

    Incredible!
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    Incredible!

    This shows us the zechus we have to be connected to our Rebbe! What other Kid of 15 would do this!This is the power of Chasidus.
    Yeshar Koach for Sharing.
    Chay Amar

    I am no. 10
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    I am no. 10

    To all those who complained about my objection to the tone of this article. Let me clarify one point. Most of the problems in our society stems from one thing: selfishness. When someone goes on mivtzoim it is imperative from the start to understand that mivtzoim is meant to be about HIM not about YOU. It is meant to be about one more Yid had the merit to put on tefillin ,not that YOU had the merit put tefillin on another Yid. When you go on shlichus it is meant to be about the PEOPLE in the community which you… Read more »

    Hadn't put tefillin
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    Hadn't put tefillin

    I hadn’t put tefillen on today, it was 3:30pm, even though it was sitting on my desk and I read ” “Your reason right now,” I told him, “is to put on tefillin”. Needless to say I wrapped right after reading this story.

    To#10
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    To#10

    I was reading all the beautiful POSITIVE comments until i came upon yours!! Lets just be “DAN LEKAF ZECHUS”
    & bring moshiach NOW!!!

    Very nice CA-from NJ!
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    Very nice CA-from NJ!

    Thank you for this inspirational lesson!

    to #10
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    to #10

    “Not only did this Jew put on tefillin, he also handed me money for tzeddakah, which I was happy to give to the other Jew who needed it.” enough said.

    to #'s 10
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    to #'s 10

    it’s good to see the yetzer horo is alive and kicking. NOT

    Impressed
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    Impressed

    I always knew Zolly was a good Bochur and this just proves it! Good job Shifren!

    To #55
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    To #55

    FANTASTIC – keep the momentum going… every “drop” towards Moshiach. So, nu, what are you going to do tomorrow? 🙂

    DL
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    DL

    Wow!! This is a very inspirational story!!
    Really touched me..!!

    very impressed
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    very impressed

    This was such a wonderful story to be shared with others; however, since there are non-Jews who will be reading this, it would have had more meaning for others if there was a translation of each Hebrew word. or, for that matter, for Jews who, like myself, doesnt know the Hebrew language.
    Thank You. It was a wonderful story to share with others.

    To everyone putting number ten down
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    To everyone putting number ten down

    As far as I see it, posting a comment is just that- a COMMENT. Nowhere does it say it has to be a compliment or encouragement. Just an opinion. If that’s number tens opinion, okay. Let it be. You just put on your words of encouragement that will mean alot more to the boy than being so insensitive to number ten would mean to him. The bochur wouldn’t want an argument because of something he did. Don’t make it into a big argument, as it became. Just smile and post whatever YOU want!

    To #63 - Hebrew translation
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    To #63 - Hebrew translation

    My fellow Jew, make it happen: do the work, like the “bochur.” In your case, “the work” for you is to go out and learn Hebrew. You already know how to start doing this: 1) You’re acknowledging you need assitance with understanding Hebrew, 2) You’re reaching out to others (for now, it’s simply asking for translations on a blog), and 3) You do this for your job when you don’t understand something your boss wants you to do – that is, you know to go and consult with someone to learn what to do so that you can do your… Read more »

    impressive
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    impressive

    and inspiring to me, at 4 times his age!! I tend to back off and say ok ok. this will make me try that much harder to encourage a yes

    wow
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    wow

    im sure the Rebbe has alot of nachas from this Bochur

    there is nothing so pure then a Chasidishe bochur.

    cincinnati alumni!
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    cincinnati alumni!
    NICE...
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    NICE...

    Sharing on facebook. I mean… sefer haponim

    wow
    Guest
    wow

    i am so inspired now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    go zalli
    Guest
    go zalli

    cheder menachem bunk bais alef power!!!!!!!!!

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