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A Lesson I Learned From My Principal

Jewish activist Akedah Eze, graduating 8th grade class of 1985 at Beis Rivkah in Crown Heights, recalls how she was greeted by the principal Rabbi Leibel Newman on her first day in school and a lesson she learned from him. Full Story

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Beautiful
June 16, 2020 9:55 pm

Wonderfully written. Thank you for sharing this with us. I remember Rabbi Newman’s kind and gentle manner as well.

Such a powerful essay!

Akedah!
June 16, 2020 11:12 pm

You are an inspiring person with so much to offer!!

Awesome! Thank you for sharing!
June 16, 2020 11:22 pm

Thank you.

Wow this is a beautiful article
June 16, 2020 11:29 pm

Well written .
I love the lesson. Going to give it over on shabbos

Thanks!
June 17, 2020 12:08 am

Beautiful article

Beautiful article.
June 17, 2020 3:41 am

Akeida you are such an incredible human being!

Nice, but I would also like to hear...
June 17, 2020 5:37 am

…her thoughts and experiences as a black Jew, within the Jewish community, and racism in general.

Nice.
June 17, 2020 6:26 am

I had one occasion to speak to Rabbi Newman about a chinuch related
matter and he was understanding and yet objective, he knows how to listen

The machatanim say....
June 17, 2020 8:14 am

We concur wholeheartedly with this wonderful tribute of Hakores HaTov… Rabbi Newman has always held a special place in our family for the kindness he showed our daughter back in the Church Avenue days. Of course he doesn’t remember, because it was just one more day, one more example of his devotion to the welfare of his talmidot. Fast forward and we are even more grateful because we were zocheh to marry off our son to Rabbi & Mrs. Newman’s amazing daughter, who clearly follows in her parents’ footsteps. Baruch Hashem, we are privileged to share wonderful grandchildren who give… Read more »

Thanks
June 17, 2020 8:43 am

Beautiful!

Thank you for sharing!
June 17, 2020 8:53 am

Words that warms one’s heart and soul

indeed a great man and a true chossid of the Rebbe
June 17, 2020 9:36 am

When I lived in crown heights I had te privilege of davening near him in Shain shul. I learned alot just by watching him. An amazing man!

Beautiful
June 17, 2020 12:03 pm

Thank you so much for sharing this!

Rabbi Newman
June 17, 2020 12:46 pm

A true ehrlicher yid with his priorities in place.
Respectful of Halacha and chassidus and therefore respected.

Thank you akedah
June 17, 2020 4:08 pm

for choosing to highlight how we should indeed look at every yid like a precious neshama !!

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