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Friday, 19 Iyyar, 5779
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    Let’s Thank the Unthanked

    From the COLlive inbox: I'm not here to complain, just to say something to those who are rarely thanked or remembered. Full Story

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    Wow!
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    Wow!

    Finally a worthy Op-ed, I think it is okay to name people in this one 🙂
    I hope that many will read this and be inspired.

    We Have a Beautiful Community!
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    We Have a Beautiful Community!

    Crown Heights is a great place to live, we have so many wonderful people here as this article demonstrates.
    Enough with the negativity, we need to be reminded of the goodness and kindness that happens in Crown Heights.
    Thank you to the author!

    I'd add all the dedicated hatzala members to this list as well.
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    I'd add all the dedicated hatzala members to this list as well.
    Kudos
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    Kudos

    Never seen such an article, rarely does a good op-ed receive much comments or likes.. i hope this one will..pay it forward..

    kol hakovod!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    kol hakovod!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    beautifully written! everyone should read this it is soo true!!

    beautiful!
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    beautiful!

    And thank you to whoever wrote this:)

    Beautiful!
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    Beautiful!

    This is such a positive article! And sooo true! It is these kinds of acts that inspire ahavas yisrael among all Jews…

    Title?!?
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    Title?!?

    Thankless? Wrong word! Thankless is an adjective that describes the job all these people do – a thankless job, meaning not thanked for. Does not describe the person doing it
    The point of the article is spot on, way overdue, but get the title right!

    What about?
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    What about?

    ALiyah, YAM…

    Comment to number eight
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    Comment to number eight

    Could you not at least have made your holy grammar lesson be a after thought instead of making your compliment an afterthought? Come on why pour cold water on such a beautiful warm article?If there are any mistakes in my comment ,it was meant to keep you happy ,so you will have more things to correct.Wait ,I have an idea.Perhaps you can add one more chessed organization to crown heights and offer free editing services?

    Perfect picture!
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    Perfect picture!

    We need to say a real yashar choyach to everyone who asks us for tzedaka. They are doing us a favor, not the other way around.

    Hatzolah deserves an article of their own
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    Hatzolah deserves an article of their own

    Hatzolah that literally saves the world by saving lives multiple times daily, consistently and reliably on call 24/7 for anyone in need.

    a  thankful  parent
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    a thankful parent

    members of the lubavitcher yeshiva committee, who dedicate their time and energy to ensure or teachers get paid. and that the Yeshiva has resources to continue operating.

    Cynic
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    Cynic

    Someone wrote a nice op-ed asking US to be nice, but he clearly doesn’t get it. Hakoros HaTov just doesn’t exist any more, it’s rare to see anyone saying thank you or even rarer, demonstrating any appreciation. I’m alternately ROFL & shaking my head in sorrow at the author’s beautiful intention but also at his naivete. What makes it even sadder is, he had to say it in the first place.

    People helping people
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    People helping people

    Let’s not forget the individuals making a difference
    The Hatzala members
    Yingy Bistritzky
    Devora sheiner
    Nachum Markowits
    Shea Hecht
    THE RABANIM ETC

    Thank you
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    Thank you

    Some of these organizations are paid business people while others are volunteer. Everyone deserves a thank you but there still is a difference.I would love spending my day helping people and getting paid for it.

    agree with #3
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    agree with #3

    totally

    shocked
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    shocked

    while this list rocks i’m shocked you failed to mentiuon hatzala on top before all of these. they are at the door first and foremost selflessly – at least those that I know!

    schools
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    schools

    lets not forget our schools that give our kids a chinuch. they need to be at the front to be thanked and given $$$

    Misaskim
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    Misaskim

    What about misaskim as well always there for every one in ch

    Seriously..
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    Seriously..

    Highly doubt that Hatzolah was omitted intentionally . The author was trying to do a positive thing , why not try and go with it ?
    Thank You to Hatzolah and to all that are there for all!

    NCFJE
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    NCFJE

    who runs countless programs to help our community, giving food for Yom Tov, counseling, poor and sick fund, helping off the drerech kids, the list goes on and on
    if you need help for ANYTHING, turn to NCFJE and they WILL HELP!

    thanks for this
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    thanks for this

    they all definitely deserve recognition!

    Empire Shtiebel
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    Empire Shtiebel

    An Amazing Shul with dedicated people who ensure that there are Shiurim, and Farbrengen’s, people to ask Sheilos to, non stop Minyanim, and when that is not enough put in more energy than they have to raise money for those who don’t have enough for the Yom Tov.

    Finally
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    Finally

    an amazing article. People don’t always realize what an amazing community we have here. I lived away for a while, and I came back loving it, and realizing that all the politics are on the websites and behind closed doors, and that the average person in Crown Heights is involved in making a living, taking care of their families, davening and learning and helping others! Great place to Be!

    To #10
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    To #10

    My comment was to COL, since the original title was “thank the thankless” , and I see it was a justified comment, since they changed it to a more appropriate title
    That’s all, I minimized the rest of my comment for brevity
    Have a great day, and thank someone

    camp fund
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    camp fund

    Thanking Avorham Eliezer Camp Fund who help are kids have a great summer

    ???
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    ???

    B”H
    who was that fellow,on Union Street i believe, who used to help countless people each week. Forgot his name

    rabbi Lider
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    rabbi Lider

    you are the greatest. not big fanfare. always cheerful to your fellow man. keep it up.

    yes #27
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    yes #27

    Truly a chesed. The Keren Avroham Elizezer Camp Fund.

    in addition
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    in addition

    let’s not forget all of those that run real (free) gmachs: rivkie hafter (children’s clothing), DL Sternberg, (clothing) dinie fraenkel (diapers), Mrs. Tiechtel (baby items), Shiffy Shimshoni (maternity clothes). feel free to add others

    to shocked
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    to shocked

    I think I see hatzoloh listed here so just calm down – haztzolo is so obviously appreciated it goes without saying – the article must be for the ones that go nameless – what a nice read and how nice to see how many make this neighborhood a great place to live in. Not withstanding all the tzores we have too lol but u get the message I am sure.

    So next time you see any of the above people give them a big hug!!!!

    To 15 and 31
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    To 15 and 31

    Ur right

    Kol HaKavod
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    Kol HaKavod

    RABBI LEIDER IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING THAT YOU DO!!!!! The man who keeps Crown Heights running!!!!

    Keren Alta Mina
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    Keren Alta Mina

    What a special article.

    Lets not forget Keren Alta Mina- of Rabbi Mrs Tiechtel who for over 22 years have been giving furniture to new babies. All in a quiet and unassuming way. No fanfare, just doing it.

    Moshe feiglin
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    Moshe feiglin

    Is a rockstar of kindness!

    thanks for writing
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    thanks for writing
    Vayakeil, Pekudei
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    Vayakeil, Pekudei

    We are like how it’s said about each “instrument” of the Mishkan – having BOTH a unique role/power on its own AND a unique role/power when combined together with the other “instruments”. Both roles/functions are necessary for the Mishkan to work. Actually, it seems that a community is like a Mishkan – a makom for Hashem and for the people to do His will. Thanks for your message – a very important one based on Torah… well, like everything 🙂 Here’s to the Rebbe’s vision of doing more, and with each “drop” may we spillover the Kos Eliyahu b’Hashamyim, Moshiach… Read more »

    Not from Crown Heights...
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    Not from Crown Heights...

    I’m not from Crown Heights and I am immensely inspired by this article. I’m even more inspired by all the names added by the commenters. This is the perfect opportunity for everyone to come out and thank the un-thanked. Specific people or groups that quietly go about helping individuals and the community. Don’t be shy! The more the merrier.

    Spot On
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    Spot On

    This is a very inspiring article.

    IMHO every shul should be a chabad house and help the ones in need that daven in their shul.

    IMHO every shul should also adopt a shliach and connect with him and have him farbreng with the shul when he comes into town.

    IMHO every shul should possibly have a ladies auxiliary to tend to the needs of the ladies and families whose husbands daven in that shul.

    yad veezer
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    yad veezer

    A very important organization was left out. For those of you that are not aware, this organization supplies hundreds of meals on a daily basis, to the needy in a very respectful manner, that is discrete and spares the families the humiliation of a public soup kitchen. Please give your appreciation to Rabbi Yitzchok Holzman for all his hard work.

    Keren Alta Mina
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    Keren Alta Mina

    Lets not forget the local org that has been providing hundreds of cribs, carriages, car seats and baby furniture to local families for the past 20 years. Rabbi and Mrs.. Tiechtel have given so much to those in need in our community, and always with a smile.

    right on the button
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    right on the button

    It is very inspiring to see that crown heights, a community where everything is waiting at their fingertips, finally acknowledges it’s community foundations. Living in a community where yiddishkeit is spread only a fraction, compared to Crown Heights, I feel as if Crown Heights has alot to thank.
    This is very inspiring and touching. Your words really hit home!

    nice
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    nice

    thanks for posting

    obama
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    obama

    for food stamps and welfare

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