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Monday, 15 Iyyar, 5779
  |  May 20, 2019

    How My Teacher Solved the Chinuch Crisis

    Mendy Karp writes about his beloved teacher, Rabbi Zalman Baras: "I remember the first time I spoke to him as a shy 8th grader, he reacted like I had just made his day by gracing him with my presence." Full Story, Video

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    wow Mendy
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    wow Mendy

    fellow bochur in cincinnati and shliach in Torah Ohr, i share your feelings 100 percent. ad mosai!!!

    lets all go out of our way to help his family!
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    lets all go out of our way to help his family!

    If you love the father you love the children! Show him we care by contributing generously!!

    Thankyou Mendy
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    Thankyou Mendy

    Rabbi Baras dealt with hundreds of bochurim yet each one felt like they were the only one on his mind.

    The best teacher I ever could have asked for
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    The best teacher I ever could have asked for

    I was privileged to have been taught by Rabbi Baras. I will always be grateful for having had the best role model of a mashpia and family man anyone could ask for. Hamakom yenach eschem besoch sha’ar aveilei tziyon veyerushalayim. May the family only ever know simchas

    Ad mosai?’
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    Ad mosai?’

    Mendy said it all he was a real example of a emes true Chasidishe chassid….
    I just hope he will be poel the hisgalus now…

    Thank you
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    Thank you

    Really touching article

    So beautifully written
    Guest
    So beautifully written

    Thank you for taking the time to write this and publicize the greatness of Rabbi Baras a’h.
    He will surely continue to take care of his family and talmidim. Now, he will have even more ‘pull’ for Moshiach to come, may it be today, now!
    Thinking of his beautiful family…
    May Hashem give them true nechama.

    Cincinnati Alumni
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    Cincinnati Alumni

    I am writing thus comment with tears.
    I remember Rabbi Barras screaming about talking during Yehei Shmai Rabah.
    When Ibthunk about Rabbi Barras, I think of Emes and Ahqvas Yusroel.
    He will ve missed by all that met him.

    WOW!
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    WOW!

    One of the most inspiring articles I’ve read in a long time.

    random
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    random

    that was so beautiful. sounds like this world lost a special neshomo

    Anonymous
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    Anonymous

    He was my principle,mashpia, and a happy, loving and caring person to everyone. He really taught me what a true meaning of a chossid is….. NO WORDS

    An encounter with Rabbi Baras
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    An encounter with Rabbi Baras

    As a physician, I was once called to attend Rabbi Baras during davening on Rosh Hashono at shul. I found him on the floor of the library suffering from abdominal pain. I questioned him about his symptoms, and he explained that he knew that his pain was coming from the stress of intense worry. It seemed that a student of his was going through some difficult emotional problems, and Rabbi Baras was distraught over how to help him. This was a graphic example of how devoted he was to his students. Rabbi Baras, we miss you. Thank you for all… Read more »

    Another beautiful tribute sent to me by Rabbi Gershon Avtzon, that really depicts this wonderful man
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    Another beautiful tribute sent to me by Rabbi Gershon Avtzon, that really depicts this wonderful man

    bsd Dear Zalmy It is through many tears, and a shaking hand, that I write this to you. I simply can not believe that the Yeshiva just escorted you on your final journey. While your destination, and place in Gan Eden, is guaranteed; Your presence is already missed deeply. Over the years, many people have asked me what my relationship with you is. To some I answered that you were my friend since kindergarten, your mivtzoim partner of 15 years, while to others I said that I was your employer. In truth, I really always looked at myself as your… Read more »

    Thank you mendy
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    Thank you mendy

    For sharing your personal story with us so that we could all take a lesson from this amazing person.

    ונחי יתן אל ליבו
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    ונחי יתן אל ליבו

    Mendy, you’re not the only one.
    Anyone who knew him could have shared the same sentiments.
    Thanks so much for writing this and expressing the feelings we all feal.
    May Hashem bring Moshiach now!!

    wow!! I am crying
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    wow!! I am crying

    i never met this person. never heard of him either. but when i read this article and saw the video. im crying. i wish i got to see him and learn from his ways.
    thanks for sharing. so inspiring to know there are these kinds of people existing in the world.

    i see you really learned from him
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    i see you really learned from him

    as my sons teacher last year, i see you really learned from Rabbi Baras. just for my son and the other boys to see the love you have for rabbi Baras, was a example. You were a an excellent teacher and now i see where it comes from. please continue his life by inspiring your student the way you did for my son

    Raichman-brazil

    Thank you
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    Thank you

    Your smile was an inspiration to our family. When we visited you were always concerned for my well being regardless of your pain. While in pain you still greeted me with a smile that I will never forget. The more I read about you I wish I had you as my teacher. You will be missed!
    Tearful,
    Joey Goldberg

    והחי יתן על לבו
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    והחי יתן על לבו

    Wow! A must read for every teacher

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