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A Tribute to Reb Chaim New OBM

From the COLlive inbox: Rabbi Shmully Hecht writes about getting to know Reb Chaim New OBM while learning in Melbourne. Full Story

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So touching
February 2, 2016 1:38 pm

so true, so true
bde

Mordechai Siev
January 28, 2016 5:28 am

AD MASI!!!!!

והחי יתן. אל ליבו
January 25, 2016 8:18 am

Without ever meeting him, just from reading this beautiful article, there is so much to be learned. May Hashem comfort his family with the coming of Moshiach now.

Shmully
January 25, 2016 8:13 am

What a beautiful tribute.

How about we extol people now, today, in their lifetime too. Let’s demonstrate Ahavas Yisroel in the way The Rebbe taught us and demanded of us. Together with Reb Chaim, as a team, we can bring Moshiach!

YG Bochur
January 25, 2016 7:23 am

One of the most memorable shabbos meals spent in my year and a half there. When going round the table to either sing a niggun, tell a story or share a vort, Chaim didn’t accept that while sitting in a Beis Hamedrish all day that you could have nothing to share at table. So sincere and to the point. Thank you for inspiring so many

Crying
January 25, 2016 7:20 am

I didn’t know Rabbi New, but as i sit here and read the depth and beauty of Rabbi Hechts obituary about him, I sit and cry, tears pouring down my face!
What a loss to the world and what a huge void this great man has left behind!
Once again Hashem seems to have taken the very finest, judging by the strength of your words and description of him, Rabbi Hecht;
May he truly plead with Hashem to bring Moshiach mamesh now, it really really is enough!
Nichum Aveilim to the entire family

Reb Ruvi,
January 25, 2016 7:13 am

Wonderful article, beautiful tribute. So sorry for your loss. Blessed to have met your brother several years ago during one of his visits to SoFl. May Hashem comfort you and your family among the other mourners of Zion and
Jerusalem.

Great article remarkable family
January 25, 2016 7:00 am

To the entire new family we r crying with you for your immense loss….very well written

soo beautiful
January 25, 2016 6:24 am
A powerhouse
January 25, 2016 3:17 am

Chaim was a charismatic, larger than life person who will be sorely missed. I am glad to have had the privilege of knowing him.

He was no nonsense, and straight to the point, which is unfortunately a rarity these days.

It is a tragedy for him to have been taken so soon, well before his time.

His family most definitely does not deserve the pain they are in and the community has suffered a great loss.

DG

Thank you!
January 24, 2016 10:47 pm

Now that I know where you got the inspiration for your own incredible work shabbos table and farbrengens it makes the loss so much more real.

Fantastic
January 24, 2016 10:42 pm

The article beautifully conveys R’ Chaim’s depth and soul. But let us not forget the ongoing reliable and responsible commitment, day in day out, towards the mosad. Dealing with the daily grind of annoying or difficult situations in a mosad.. R’ Chaim had that rare blend of being creative but also very grounded. Highly idealistic but also practical. Reb Chaim had huge spirit, so huge, that there was room for all others to be touched by it; but it was never divorced from reality.. I speak for many in the Melbourne community as I say “Chaim, we are going to… Read more »

Well Said
January 24, 2016 10:38 pm

Shmully, as always, well said.

Beautifully written
January 24, 2016 10:36 pm

I never knew him, but I know you Shmully, and this all must be true coming from you. I am tearful seeing such a beautiful family lose a member. From newcomers to Australia I understand that Chaim and his wife Sheiny (to long life) extended themselves for people and welcomed them. Hamokom yenachem eschem besoch shaar aveilei Tzion v’yerushalayim. His wife, parents, siblings and children should be comforted with the coming of Moshiach immediately!

He was all those things and more!!
January 24, 2016 10:13 pm

Thanks for sharing your experiences of our dear friend, who for us was so much more than the sum of the different parts. Businessman, activist, feircely loyal brother and family man, devoted son, philanthrophist and chosid. We will miss you dearly.

Words spoken from the heart...
January 24, 2016 9:58 pm

–wrenchingly beautiful. A heartfelt thank you for sharing your beautiful and special message. May Hashem – as only Hashem can – comfort His children with the complete and final REDEMPTION.

Family member
January 24, 2016 9:31 pm

Thank you for writing. well done.

Tremendous loss
January 24, 2016 8:32 pm

Aman v’Amen! #3

Thank you for opening up access to these amazing experiences
January 24, 2016 8:24 pm

Thank you for sharing and describing so clearly. You have a gift for writing.

A special neshomo indeed
January 24, 2016 8:11 pm

Shmuly you don’t know me. But your reflections of Reb Chaim z”l are so accurate and vivid. The Aibeshter seems to take the finest. He lived for Moshiach. And I have no doubt he will be relentless with his final mission to bring the Geula Mammesh now!

Beautiful
January 24, 2016 7:54 pm

Beautiful tribute to a remarkable man

No words
January 24, 2016 7:09 pm

Shmuly , I am in absolute tears .
Your words painted a picture of my few experiences with him.

I am in shock ..

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