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Friday, 19 Iyyar, 5779
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    A Word to the Shliach’s Child

    From the COLlive inbox: A bochur who was a staff member at the Kinus Tzeirei Hashluchim in New York writes a public letter. Full Story

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    wow
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    wow

    Beautiful made me tear up

    Thank you
    Guest
    Thank you

    Thank you for this beautiful post, which i believe every Shliach should pass on to their children, i will certainly pass it on to mine.

    Right on ...
    Guest
    Right on ...

    Thank you for stating the obvious unsung Heros
    As a veteran Shaliach for over 35 years
    Our children have experienced every thing you described
    The kinnus/Tzeirei / summer camp is a life saver

    The messiras nefesh the kids deal with
    Day in and day out are insurmountable
    Salute to the future soldiers of the rebbe’s army

    So True!
    Guest
    So True!

    Thank you for your meaningful words.
    As Mom of 4th generation of Shluchim – I can tell you that every word you say is true!

    shluchim childrens` Bobba in London uk
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    shluchim childrens` Bobba in London uk

    What a beautiful tribute! I think you have encapsulated everything these children stand for. For me too it is hard not to have any grandchildren living close by and so expensive to travel half way across the world to visit. You have helped me see the value in their messirus nefesh and I feel prouder than ever of their sacrifice for other yidden and envious of their zchus.

    A shlucha
    Guest
    A shlucha

    Thank you, beautiful, 100% right.

    Impressed
    Guest
    Impressed

    I’m sure the Rebbe also has nachas from your appreciation and concern for these special Yaldei Hashluchim

    Shlucha in a far off place
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    Shlucha in a far off place

    Thank you for your beautiful encouragement and understanding. As the daughter of shluchim, I was sent away from home at a young age and experienced loneliness and a need to grow up very young. Obviously, I gained so much from it too and am forever thankful to my parents for instilling in me a pride and a burning to desire to fulfill the rebbe’s shlichus. Now, as a Shlucha living in an isolated place, my children are growing up the same way. While it was a decision we made, and we are doing the best we can to make sure… Read more »

    Thank you
    Guest
    Thank you

    As a shlucha i appreciate what you say, for putting into words what so many people do not understand and do not see, and for appreciating that! Thank you for dedicating those few days to the Kinnus. its the highlight of our year.

    wow what a letter!
    Guest
    wow what a letter!

    And may they see and salute the Rebbe very speedly and tell the Rebbe “we did it all for Hashem and the Rebbeim!”

    Father of a young shliach
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    Father of a young shliach

    What a beautiful letter, and how true every word is. Many of us grew up in big communities and then went on Shlichus and cannot even begin to imagine the loneliness that our children have to contend with on a daily basis.

    written very nicely and from the heart
    Guest
    written very nicely and from the heart

    Devarim sheyotzim min haleiv nichnasim laleiv

    Yasher koiach!

    wow!
    Guest
    wow!

    whoever you are, your display of empathy is so beautiful. As a shlucha and mother of young children experiencing so much of what you described in this letter, I want to thank YOU! Thank you for seeing it and acknowledging it.
    when we know people understand, it helps us not to feel so alone.
    how beautiful would the world be if we could all put ourselves in the shoes of another and try to feel what it must be like to be in that situation.

    Oh yes
    Guest
    Oh yes

    Go lamed tea

    Unbelievable!
    Guest
    Unbelievable!

    So well written! Pls give us your name! Thank you for saying alloud what we are all thinking and feeling!

    Truthseeker
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    Truthseeker

    Yes it is hard and at times difficult but it is an investment in a future job as a shaliach to the area. Every career requires sacrifice. The payback is when we, the shaliach’s kid, is grown up, married and needs a job.

    wow
    Guest
    wow

    so well written, you hit it right on the money. Our kids are fortunate to be in a Lubavitcher school in Crown Heights, yet their life at home is completely different of their friends that they’re in school with. They very often are in lonely situations and give up so much for our community every single day. Hashem should bentch all our children with the Koach to continue to do the Rebbe’s shlichus.

    thank you
    Guest
    thank you

    Thank you for this!My eineckle lives with me and yes im a loving hands on Bubby BUT i am not his mommy and i see first hand how hard this is for him on a daily basis.
    I will show this to him and let him know YOU CARE

    Yashar koach
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    Yashar koach

    This what these forums are for
    Finally something positive
    Happy chanukah!

    Thank you for recognizing!
    Guest
    Thank you for recognizing!

    You get it!

    Well said
    Guest
    Well said

    I have siblings on shlichus in far flung places and they are true examples of what you wrote about. No friends to hang out with after school…no school apart from online school! I was privileged to spend time with them this summer and see how truly selfless they are. We don’t realize how lucky we are living in a frum community!

    Thank you from the midbar
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    Thank you from the midbar

    Wow..very timely as well!!
    Frailichen Chanukah!

    to #16
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    to #16

    I’m a Shliach in a community which practically has no kids for my children to be friends with. I’m VERY HAPPY & proud to be on Shlichus and I’m happy for my children to be growing up on Shlichus and “to be paying the price” of being in The Rebbe’s Army. That being said, I do constantly hear from & feel bad for my children who are terribly lonely on Shabbos & Yom Tov (and they ARE lucky to have a real Chabad school only 40 minutes away – something which other young Shluchim do not have). Your obvious discontent… Read more »

    thankks!!!
    Guest
    thankks!!!

    – a 13 year old shlucha

    Yasher Koach
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    Yasher Koach

    Beautiful sentiments. I’m happy to see a positive letter, not complaints or criticism!

    thank you!
    Guest
    thank you!

    we really apreciate it!! thanks so much
    the shluchim kids

    So true!
    Guest
    So true!

    Thanks for writing what you did. Sometimes the Shliach with the biggest and nicest building is shown respect. Thanks for reaching out and sincerely recognizing the children who live in smaller cities and don’t have friends nearby.

    practically speaking
    Guest
    practically speaking

    Such a letter should be given to the staff of our summer camps there are many Shluchim’s kids.. And it’s all they have.

    What a poignant letter
    Guest
    What a poignant letter

    As shluchim in a farvorfene vinkel, your words are more meaningful than you will know. Our youngest of 9 KAH is home alone without any siblings and with no chevra in a mostly senior community. Our children and their chinuch is muchmore challenging than lack of funds etc…It is quite impressive that a young bochur can really empathize and articulate the challenge our children face. We really need the yeshivos and girl schools that we struggle to send them to, to give that extra varmkeit that they need.

    to #26
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    to #26

    you took the words outa my mouth!!

    a 13 year old shlucha

    someone gets it!!!
    Guest
    someone gets it!!!

    finally someone realizes!!! I’m sorry to say but I hate being told ‘Your giving the Rebbe so much nachas!’ and things like that. Your letter truly showed how I feel; no yiddishkeit whatsoever where I live, no friends (except for online) and I also know exactly what life in CH is like…So thanks for your letter – just saying ‘I salute you’ means a lot to me.

    – A 12 year old shlucha in a far flung place

    Thank you
    Guest
    Thank you

    Thank you for your kindness and empathy. I grew up on Shlichus and I can tell you, its hard to be so isolated. I also wasn’t as well prepared for Mesivta as kids who grew up in frum communties.

    Thanks for saying so
    Guest
    Thanks for saying so

    Remember – the Rebbe said the shluchim children are his children and he WILL TAKE CARE OF THEM! They are special in the Rebbe’s eyes.

    You are Dreidels
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    You are Dreidels

    I am middle aged, and went through the same thing. It’s always hard to be the lone frum kids. I wish the kids (and their parents) growing up in large frum communities realized. But they really can’t. Know that wherever Hashem spins us (we are all dreidlach) is by Hashgacha Pratis. Stay strong and happy! You are beloved kids. Nun, Gimel, Hei, Shin=358=Moshiach http://www.inner.org

    AMAZING
    Guest
    AMAZING

    Incredibly beautiful post. Thank you for writing

    WOW
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    WOW

    So well said, and articulated.

    Thank you
    Guest
    Thank you

    This brought tears to my eyes!
    This is the hardest part of being on shlichus, our children not having friends their own age to be with and yes they eagerly look forward to once or twice a year when they can be together and just be normal yiddishe kinderlach with friends their own age.
    Thank you for your message it will be passed on, we salute you too!!!

    hit it on the spot
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    hit it on the spot

    thank you for writing this!!

    thank you
    Guest
    thank you

    very nice

    amazing article
    Guest
    amazing article

    Thank you for acknowledging. Shluchims kids are to humble to say how it is, so thanks for bringing it out!

    thank you
    Guest
    thank you

    a 13 year old shlucha living away from home.

    Mamish in tears!
    Guest
    Mamish in tears!

    Wow so uplifting!☺️

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