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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
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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 ...
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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!
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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
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A shlucha

Thank you, beautiful, 100% right.

Impressed
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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
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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!
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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
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written very nicely and from the heart

Devarim sheyotzim min haleiv nichnasim laleiv

Yasher koiach!

wow!
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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
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Oh yes

Go lamed tea

Unbelievable!
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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
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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
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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!
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Thank you for recognizing!

You get it!

Well said
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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!!!
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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!
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thank you!

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

So true!
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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
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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
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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!!!
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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
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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
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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
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AMAZING

Incredibly beautiful post. Thank you for writing

WOW
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WOW

So well said, and articulated.

Thank you
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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
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thank you

very nice

amazing article
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amazing article

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

thank you
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thank you

a 13 year old shlucha living away from home.

Mamish in tears!
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Mamish in tears!

Wow so uplifting!☺️

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