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    Mendel Cotlar, 13, OBM

    Mendel Cotlar, the 13-year-old who inspired many to say Tehillim and do a Mitzvah, passed away from GSD disease. Full Story

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    this is too much
    Guest
    this is too much

    i don;t know this tsaddik but i cannot stomach this, no no, i can’t this is such a tragedy!! Hashem give strength to the family to carry on, comfort us comfort us WE CANNOT HANDLE ANY OF THESE TRAGEDIES, Hashem Please!!!!

    We need moshiach!!!
    Guest
    We need moshiach!!!

    Ad Mosai?!

    i am in shock
    Guest
    i am in shock

    bde

    Oy Hashem!
    Guest
    Oy Hashem!

    The tears dont stop falling! What a tragedy! My heart goes out to the Cotlar family, may Hashem give you the strength to continue. The Chabad family worldwide is crying and grieving with you.
    May we speedily merit Moshiach and you will be reunited with Mendel.

    Totally heartbreaking!!!!!
    Guest
    Totally heartbreaking!!!!!

    Ad mosai????
    How sad
    There are no words
    No words
    Just Aibishter please end the suffering!!!!
    Dear Cotlars,
    I don’t know what to say or write
    It’s unbearable pain
    May you find the strength
    With love

    bde
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    bde

    wishing the family only good

    Boruch Dayan Ha'Emes - Pittsburgh Classmate
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    Boruch Dayan Ha'Emes - Pittsburgh Classmate

    My Dear Classmate and friend Daniel, My heart aches for you and your wife Eta, I cannot fathom nor empathize with your pain at this delicate and fragile time in your lives. I can only sympathize and ask Hashem to grant you a quick consolation as we enter these next weeks of Tishrei. Your son must have been very special to have been born to parents like yourselves and I am sure he will be missed greatly. You will always have our support back her in Pittsburgh, Hamokom Yenachem Eschem B’soch Shaar Aveilei Tziyon B’Yerushalayim. May you elevate from this… Read more »

    bde
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    bde

    so broken to hear about your Mendel. He inspired so many. May we merit the coming of mashiach now!

    BDE
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    BDE

    We await the moment when Moshiach will be here, and be reunited with your son and all our loved ones, may it be now mamash!
    May Hashem comfort you.

    Hashem Ad Mosai?????????
    Guest
    Hashem Ad Mosai?????????
    די לגלות!!!
    Guest
    די לגלות!!!
    Yitzi C.
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    Yitzi C.

    My heart goes out to the entire Cotler and Smuckler familes, may yuou be comforted in your time of need, and see only blessings from hereon in.

    What's his mothers maiden name?
    Guest
    What's his mothers maiden name?

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    a counselor
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    a counselor

    I was a counselor of Nosson’s way back in CGI of Houston. That family is unbelievable. Ita is the most warm and giving person coupled with Daniel’s great personality. Hashem gave them such a zchus of having this incredible spirited Mendel. He was absolutely the cutest, most positive and loveable child. Everyone knew that. The other children in their family are just as well behaved and wonderful. We cannot understand why bad things happen to good people. And the Cotlars sure are AMAZING people. Ad MOSAI? We can’t anymore! The best of the best are being taken from us!! Please… Read more »

    BDH
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    BDH

    It just doesn’t make sense.. After all that read done for him, all the mivtzoim, tehilim etc. To the Cotlers, I’ve never met you before but hearing of Mendel’s truly effected me like that of a close relative. Wishing you all my love and to manage to grow from this, a fellow yid.

    Oy vey
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    Oy vey

    How can this happen to such a cute boy

    Bde
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    Bde

    So sorry for ur loss. Such a sweet looking boy.

    BARUCH DAYAN HAEMES
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    BARUCH DAYAN HAEMES

    May the Aibishter & our Rebbe grant you an abundance of strength needed now during this very sad time of your lives. Hashem takes back his Neshamas that are “pure” & have totally fulfilled their Tikkun in Olam Hazeh. May this beautiful Neshama of MM (Menachem Mendel/Melech Moshiach) reach the highest realms in Gan Eden – Olam Habah.
    With warm hugs & love,
    The Kessler family (LA)

    BDE
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    BDE

    So devastating! My heart goes with the families
    we should continue doing things on the zechus of this tzaddik

    COHEN  FAMILY TORONTO.
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    COHEN FAMILY TORONTO.

    HAMAKOM YENACHEM ESCHEM.
    AD MASAI!

    Our Hearts are with you
    Guest
    Our Hearts are with you

    Isser and I are so very saddened by this news!
    May H-shem hold dear Mendel in his loving embrace and do the work so needed to bring Moshiach ..
    Our prayers are always with you,and your entire family!
    Sarah Goldstein

    Cantor Keith Miller
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    Cantor Keith Miller

    May your son’s memory serve as a source of inspiration to your family and may God comfort you. Baruch Dayan HaEmet.

    Bde
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    Bde

    Ad mosai

    Toronto
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    Toronto

    Ive known ita growing up in high school, although i never met her little tzadikel. He cane to this world pure and was taken back pure, right under kise hakavod directly under the wings of the shchina. May hashem give ur family much needed strength and comfort and may we hear of no more tradgedies.

    Brauch Dayen Emes!!
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    Brauch Dayen Emes!!

    So sad!!!

    bde
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    bde

    My heart goes out to the family. May you only have revealed good from now on!

    BDE
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    BDE

    So hard to bare! Cannot believe it!!! We need Moshiach now!!!

    bde
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    bde

    we need moshiach

    Boruch Dayan haemes
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    Boruch Dayan haemes

    How sad 🙁 what a special boy

    no words!! no words!!
    Guest
    no words!! no words!!

    hamokoim [only, only He can] yinachem eschem btoich sharey aveiley zion v’yirushalyim

    efraim &chana schmukler

    Bda
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    Bda

    May your family have Great Zechus and only simchos.

    AD MOSAI!!!!

    tears in my eyes!
    Guest
    tears in my eyes!

    Nothing more to add, BUT we need MOSHIACH NOW!!!!!!

    BDE
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    BDE

    I was a counselor in Gan Izzy in Houston and my friends and I ate at the Cotlers’ house on shabbos. They are such amazing people!
    We are so sad to hear the news

    bde
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    bde

    i knew mendel such a nice kid always smiling plesent to be around
    a friend

    We don't want to wait!
    Guest
    We don't want to wait!

    Ad Modsai!! We need the Geula to come quick!

    BDE!
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    BDE!

    I only learned about Mendel these past few weeks, but from the moment I saw his face in a picture, I knew he must be the sweetest and most aidel boy. I learned from Mendel to have trust in Hashem, and to be grateful to Him. Mendel’s sweet Panim and voice has left a deep impression on me. I will continue saying Tehillim with Emunah! Dear Cotlar family, I am at a loss of words. I can’t begin to imagine what you are going through. May Hashem comfort you! Moshiach now!

    Does anyone have an email or phone number to contact
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    Does anyone have an email or phone number to contact

    To be menachem ovel Eta?
    Terribly sadden by the news. May the aibishter give the family strength at this terribly trying time!!

    Vayidom Aharon
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    Vayidom Aharon

    There are no words sufficient to answer the magnitude of the pain and the questions. I can only add my voice to those pleading for Mashiach, so that these terrible decrees can end.
    May Hashem com for you amongst the mourners of Tzion and Yerushalayim, and may you know no more sorrow.

    Boruch Dayin Haemes
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    Boruch Dayin Haemes

    This is so sad!! moshiach now!!!!!!!!!!!

    bdh
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    bdh

    So upset to hear
    During Mendels short life he has inspired so many people to do mitzvos and say tehillim.
    I will personally try to complete the tehillim once a week for mendles holy neshoma.
    May the entire family be comforted.

    Fellow shliach from Australia

    No words only tears
    Guest
    No words only tears

    We are all crying with you. I didn’t know Mendel but his uniqueness and special light came through in the pics and videos. What a special neshama. A loss for everyone but unimaginable for your beautiful family

    What a precious child!!
    Guest
    What a precious child!!

    I’m deeply saddened for your loss. As I do not know you or your son, I can only say, I wish I would’ve met him and appreciated him in his short but very precious life! What your son accomplished in his 13 years many don’t accomplish in their 70-80 years!! To the parents of this young man, may HaShem grant you strength through these horrific days ahead! May you know of no more loss or pain!! You were blessed to have had this precious soul in your care! המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים!! We mourn with you…… Read more »

    so sorry
    Guest
    so sorry

    I am sobbing
    how could such a wonderful chayisdike boy deserve this?
    I did not think that this glucose disease would kill him
    oy!
    I feel terrible for the boy’s family
    my heart goes out to you with sincerity
    may his precious neshama reach the heavenly gates of Gan eden and may we all be reunited with him with moshiach now!
    Amen!
    BDE
    And only more simchos for the family.
    Amen
    May Hashem comfort you among the rest of the mourners of tzion, and may you all have a peacful , and uplifting sukkos
    only good things

    wow
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    wow

    so sad….

    הלב נשבר
    Guest
    הלב נשבר

    הלב נישבר הכאב עצום מנשוא מי יתן ולא תיראו עוד צער

    To the parents
    Guest
    To the parents

    Your son was so holy he completed his tikkun here in such a brief time. We are all grieving with you. But we smile knowing he will SURELY be a meilitz yosher for us and help bring the geulah shleimah.

    To Nosson
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    To Nosson

    Boruch DAyan Haemes

    I have no words
    Guest
    I have no words

    Losing a loved ones. I cant. Im crying. Mendele please tell Hashem to bring Moshiach. Tell him that we cant take it anymore! I beg you!

    Boruch Dayan Emes!!
    Guest
    Boruch Dayan Emes!!

    Moshiach now!!

    To Nosson
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    To Nosson

    Your entire class feels for you. We Just don”t know what to say
    May Hashem comfort you and your family.

    tragic
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    tragic

    Our hearts bleed profusely and there are no words-no consolation- nothing because right now we are in shock and the pain is overwhelming.No family should ever go thru something like this.H’ you alone must be there for the grieving family-

    You and your family is an inspiration to so many people
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    You and your family is an inspiration to so many people

    Hi, I have never met your family and/or your son, but your son looks like he was a real beautiful person. Hashem likes to take the best of the best back home. None of my words can help, but I will bli neder daven for your family to find comfort. 99% of the time when a family goes through such a grave tragedy, the family is a very special and unique unit of people, you guys are definitely very unique and special and May Hashem shower you with many revealed brochos. May you guys feel the ultimate comfort that can… Read more »

    Breini Rosenbloom
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    Breini Rosenbloom

    To Menachem Mendel’s a”h parents:
    You don’t know me but I want you to know I care.
    May Hashem comfort you among the mourners of Tzion and Yerushalayim.

    BDE
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    BDE

    so sad, such a beautiful neshama.

    I'm so so sosorry to hear
    Guest
    I'm so so sosorry to hear

    May Hashes bring you true comfort

    Heartbroken
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    Heartbroken

    This is just too much to bear! We are crying with you. Mendel has inspired and affected so many all across the globe. Dear Daniel and Eta, may Hashem comfort you and your family and give you the strength. Hamakom Yenachem eschem bsoch shaar aveilei tzion v’yerushalayim.

    hamakom yenachem eischem
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    hamakom yenachem eischem

    he must have been a wonderful boy
    hope mosciach comes now,and techiyas hameisim also soon
    yehuda

    BDE
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    BDE

    I had the price large of staying at the Cotlars home years ago for a weekend when Mendel was very young.They made such a special impression on me and I will never forget it.I am so very sorry for their loss.

    Mendels Counselor
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    Mendels Counselor

    A few summers ago, I had the great privlage of being Mendels counselor in camp, he is the camper that is every counselors dream, full of chayos, warmth, smart, fun, excellent natured and so much more. I miss you a lot Mendel!

    bouruch dayan emes
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    bouruch dayan emes

    may we have an end to this galus now

    Sad
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    Sad

    A 13 year old boy SHOULD NOT have OBM under his name this is more sad for words 😢

    SPEECHLESS!
    Guest
    SPEECHLESS!

    Like Aharon HaKohen after the histalkus of Nodov & Avihu!
    המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים

    To the family
    Guest
    To the family

    May Hashem bring Moshiach now, and we will be reunited with your son!
    Boruch Dayan Haemes.
    We are all with you in your pain.

    Baruch Dayan Haemes
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    Baruch Dayan Haemes

    Mendele will certainly continue his work to scream before the Kisai Hakovod We Want Moshiach Now !!!!

    To Nosson
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    To Nosson

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Moshiach should come now!
    A Pittsburgh classmate

    When a Friend Has Passed
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    When a Friend Has Passed

    Baruch Dayan HaEmes Here is to a great friend who i loved and cherish. M merry was the only way he could ever be E exceptional at whatever he did N nurturing for all that was good D delightful to be with no matter what E enriching for all who knew him L light for the entire world to see by These are only a few of the things Mendel was to everyone he met. In all the years I knew him he was never sad and always saw the best in people. He was always there to shine light… Read more »

    sorry
    Guest
    sorry

    so sad, may hashem comfort you

    BDE
    Guest
    BDE

    Ad Mosai!!! Dear Chaya im so sorry to hear this saddest news! May Hashem comfort you and whole family and send Moshaih now! Geula now, no waiting!!!

    Hashem Kel Rachum!
    Guest
    Hashem Kel Rachum!

    Hashem bring Moshiach right now to much suffering and pain.

    So sad
    Guest
    So sad

    a great lost to this world

    so sorry for your loss
    Guest
    so sorry for your loss

    May hashem comfort you- We need moshiach right now to end all the pain and suffering

    To Nosson and the family
    Guest
    To Nosson and the family

    I go to school with Nosson, and we spent Rosh Hashana together at Penn State University helping out the shliach. On erev Rosh Hashana, Nosson got a call that his brother was in the hospital. From that point on, He wasn’t himself. He was more withdrawn, and quieter than usual. When we arrived back in Pittsburgh after yontif, he disappeared, and later, we found out that he had gone home, to be with his brother. I never had the opportunity to meet Mendel, but I have heard many things about him. I know that there are no words that can… Read more »

    To Reb Daniel and Family
    Guest
    To Reb Daniel and Family

    I’m are heartbroken for your loss. There’s no adequate words to console. May G-d almighty consul you with the coming of Moshiach Now!!

    An admirer of yours from London yeshiva days.

    oy vey
    Guest
    oy vey

    Hashem Why so young?!

    glycogen storage disease
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    glycogen storage disease

    I am 51 I was born with the same disease I am of a different religion but I will pray that his family is somehow comforted

    BDE
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    BDE

    Reb Daniel and family,

    I am in complete shock and heartbroken by Mendel’s loss. He was a complete tzaddik. May H’shem comfort you and your wife and family in these hard times. I feel your pain at this moment and I wish Mendel was still with us.

    Natalie “Ora” Garson from Miami, Florida, originally from Houston, Texas

    BDE
    Guest
    BDE

    Baruch Dayan Emes. Mendel was such a special boy! We are so sorry for your loss. May Hashem comfort you among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

    With our sincere condolences, Donna Karmel and my 11-year-old son, Daniel

    BDE
    Guest
    BDE

    hashem yerachem. he was my principils nephew!!!

    baruch dayen emes
    Guest
    baruch dayen emes

    ad mosai!

    BDE
    Guest
    BDE

    I’m so heartbroken to hear that. May Hashem comfort the family botch evlei Sharey tzion veyerushalaim with moshiach now!!!!

    BDE
    Guest
    BDE

    Oy vey when will we see moshiach already! Ad mosai?! Hamokom yenachem eschem…

    B. Zaltzman Family Toronto
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    B. Zaltzman Family Toronto

    So saddened. May Hashem give you koach. Thinking of Bubby Chaya, Ita and the whole extended family.

    from Cheder Chabad Toronto summer school  friends, rebbeim and principal
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    from Cheder Chabad Toronto summer school friends, rebbeim and principal

    We mourn the untimely loss of a great friend. We can never forget the weeks you spent with us during our summer school program in July over the past few years. You were a good friend, a great sport, gentle and kind with a pleasant smile. Your Toronto friends will miss you. We hope and daven that by the time summer comes you will joins us with moshiach.

    Classmate from Toronto
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    Classmate from Toronto

    He was in mine class and when he passed away I was in shock Moshiach now

    bde
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    bde

    where can i take a mesechte
    a friend

    sara bigelman
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    sara bigelman

    i fell so bad for the family i hope moshiach will come soon,.

    bde
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    bde

    bde so sad

    bde
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    bde

    bde

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