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Muslim Lady Called For the Rabbi

A Muslim woman urgently called for a Brooklyn rabbi to visit her husband's deathbed. What happened next was astonishing. Full Story

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Why?
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Why?

What made him leave Judaism? And marry a Muslim lady?

Never to late
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Never to late

The pintla yud was waiting to be rekindled. It is never to late!!!!

This IS..
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This IS..

A Moshiach story ואתם תלוקטו אחד אחד Each Yid will be led with Hashem’s Hand bringing us to the Geulah Amein Kein Yehi Ratzon! Keep up your great work, Rabbi Lieder

Louise
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Louise

Wow speechless amazing story. BH.

To 1
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To 1

I think that in such situations we should be thankful that we have not been in a position where we had to make that choice. You have no idea of what circumstances led to his decision but it is not an easy choice to make. Love can be a powerful vice in any situation.

underrated organiztion
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underrated organiztion

I try to give when they call, sometimes I succeed.

But this org is the real deal.

To #1
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To #1

“a Yid nit er vil nit er ken zich upreisin fun ‘Judaism’…”

Chaim
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Chaim

Link for donations? Touching story!

LINK FOR DONATIONS
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LINK FOR DONATIONS
And the end of the story?
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And the end of the story?

What happened after? Where is he now?

Rabbi lieder
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Rabbi lieder

Is the real deal. Volunteer for a day for him and you will do more Chesed in one day then you have done in an entire year.

Did the wife abandon him?
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Did the wife abandon him?

Wondering what the outcome was…

What a story
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What a story

Rabbi lieder is a special Yid. What a Chesed does he do to every body , this Yid yitzchak was zoche to put on tefilin and to eat kosher apintale of a Yid, may Hashem bless you rabbi lieder and your family and this Yid and all klall Israel sheichu witha good health success and happiness hktivah velha time Tova leshana Tova vemetuka

Always a Jew
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Always a Jew

to the person that asked why he left Judaism. In my opinion, when you are born Jewish, you are always Jewish. Whether or not you are observant. Do not look down on other Jews because you may be more observant than they are. And, he married the person that he loved.

Incredible Organization Incredible Rabbi wonderful story
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Incredible Organization Incredible Rabbi wonderful story

Rabbi Lider’s whole life is infused with chessed, including lots of chessed shel emes. He’s always there for anyone who needs him. Hashem should give him all the koach and support he needs to continue his holy work and bring Moshiach NOW!!!
To Chaim-click link at end of article above or go to chessedcenter.org to donate to Ahavas Chessed- be a partner in this special and vital mitzvah which is a lifeline for many Yidden.

Aaron Abram
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Aaron Abram

Great story!

MUSLIM LADY
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MUSLIM LADY

WHAT’S THE END OF THE STORY?

Meir
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Meir

BS”D

WOW

Why persuade her against it?
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Why persuade her against it?

I was surprised by a sentence in this article: “Rabbi Lider could not persuade her against this, so he agreed to accept the note giving him authority”. Why would a Rabbi try to persuade the non-Jewish wife NOT to give him the responsibility of organizing a Jewish burial for her Jewish husband when he dies? I thought that’s what Rabbis do – or ask another Rabbi to do. I would imagine it would be an automatic YES in this case.

Such Ahavas Yisroel
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Such Ahavas Yisroel

this is such a touching story

I don't understand
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I don't understand

What ended up happening? Did he live? Pass away? Did the wife return from turkey to find her husband a changed man? Did she not return? Why does the story end so abruptly and vaguely?

Ahavas Chesed WhatsApp group
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Ahavas Chesed WhatsApp group

Thank you to all of the incredible volunteers who have worked with Ahavas Chesed. Your chesed makes this all possible. We still have a lot to accomplish. If you would like to be part of Ahavas Chesed’s work,now you can give or get immediate help with our WhatsApp group.

Join our chesed group: 347-831-1383. Add 347-831-1383 to your contacts as “Ahavas Chesed,” then WhatsApp the number with the word “gain”.

Tizku l’mitzvos!

A Tzaadik
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A Tzaadik

Rabbi Lider is a hidden tzaddik! No one can imagine the cheesed this man does. completely devoted and dedicated to the community and crossing the world for a single Jew. Such a dignified, loving man and the truest chossid.

Rabbi Lieder
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Rabbi Lieder

This man is amazing. Literally always busy running from patient to patient helping people. Unbelievable. Maybe its time to honor this man.

Whatsapp group number
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Whatsapp group number

To join is
3478311383
Thank you

To# 19
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To# 19

I think Rabbi Lider was trying to persuade her to think good would be good.

The End
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The End

I think this IS the end of the story. It doesn’t matter what happened next … This is about what happened THEN!
Bless them all!

From Rabbi Lider to
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From Rabbi Lider to

Chas V’Shalom! I was not trying to persuade her against it. And you are correct that it is the Rabbi’s responsibility to organize a Jewish burial for those in need. Unfortunately, my words got changed in translation. What really happened is that she told me, “Rabbi, my husband is a Jew. We have been married for 27 years, but it is his wish that even though he didn’t live like a Jew, he wants to be buried as a Jew. Rabbi, listen to me. I have pressing family matters to take care of, and I need to travel back to… Read more »

!!!
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!!!

This is what it is all about!

What's app
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What's app

I see there is a what’s app group to join to volunteer what is the number to join

From Rabbi Lider - the story did not end yet
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From Rabbi Lider - the story did not end yet

This article was written several weeks ago, shortly after Isaac regained consciousness.
Baruch Hashem he is getting better every day. He has since been transferred to a rehab center, where I visit him every weekday morning (and a local Rabbi visits with him on Shabbos). He relishes eating his chicken soup for breakfast, then we put on tefillin and he says Shma with so much feeling.
His wife has still not returned or contacted him, but he now has an Advance Directive so his wishes will be followed if he is unable to communicate them in the future.

Only the good
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Only the good

Don’t focus on the negative….Hashem knows how to deal with that. See the beauty of the immortal soul and our inner/subconscious desire to return ourselves to Him in love and knowing. Kevod haRav, may all your Tefillat for the good be always heard and accepted by Him and may He grant you and all such as you and your families wondrous levels of Torah and merit a full table in this world and a full table in the next.

Amazing!
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Amazing!

Rabbi lieder, hashem should bless you!
Many more happy And Jewish years to yitzchak!

story
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story

This is a beautiful touching story. It just shows us that hashem never but never leaves a jew behind. And this guy is zochie to לחזור בתשובנ on his last days. Who ever volunteers to take this guy in has olem haba. I have a two room apartment i wish i could take him in.

Esty Lieder
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Esty Lieder

Proud of you! Uncle! You are doing amazing work. You have helped not only this man but millions of others and hope HaShem repays you with everything you need and want in a revealed way and moshiach now!

Baruch Hashem
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Baruch Hashem

People made mistake, bad decission, but the important one is when he made teshuvah. Hashem gave him the chance. That’s wonderful !

fladvocatehoward
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fladvocatehoward

Where’s there’s life,there’s hope,Thank Hashem

Kiddush Hashem
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Kiddush Hashem

Hashem sent away the Muslim wife! What Jewish wife would leave her husband on their “death” bed. B”H for Rabbi Lieder, a Jewish soul saved!

Curious!!
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Curious!!

Did the “loving wife” also leave funds for his burial or was this a convenient way of getting away with burial expenses??!!

A Good Wife
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A Good Wife

She honoured the heritage of her husband. Bless her. And bless him.

Avi Weinberg
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Avi Weinberg

In my opinion , ” THIS ” is LIFE perhaps at it’s BEST. To start ,from the most basic human perspective , look at all the ‘down to earth’ behavior of each individual in this story. How REFRESHING !!!! It’s about people acting with such dignity toward & for each other. Their HONESTY is astounding. The unconditional caring & giving , just because this is what was needed for ANOTHER person. No words , WOW !!!!! THIS is about HAPPY people sharing their own happiness with another. ONLY happy people act this way. What a beautiful story & reality. THIS… Read more »

Ribbono Shel Olam!!
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Ribbono Shel Olam!!

If for no other reason, this amazing and touching story should be enough to BRING MASHIACH TZIDKEYNU
NOW NOW NOW!!!!

Chevra kadisha lady
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Chevra kadisha lady

One aspect of this “refusal” wasn, t stated. Funerals, graves cost a lot of gelt$10,00 or more. How could he undertake such a burden .so he probably arranged this with her.

rabbi Bolton
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rabbi Bolton

His Muslim ‘wife’ is to be praised! As per Avi Weinberg’s comment #41. Love and care for another human being.

Wow
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Wow

Absolutely beautiful story.

Just curious
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Just curious

If he’s 84 today, and they were married 27 years, that means he only got married when he was 57; was he ever married before, does he maybe maybe have Jewish children somewhere in the world? That would be amazing! Just curious

to #1
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to #1

who said he left judaism? did it say anywhere he used to be frum?

A thought
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A thought

This is a wonderful story of chessed and teshuva! For all those who want to know what actions and decisions led this man who where he is, I say WHO CARES! To those who condemn him for those actions, I ask if you would have been strong enough to make a different decision had you been in his shoes? We are weeks away from Rosh Hashana, a time of Teshuva and forgiveness. For those who forgot, perhaps you should relearn the Torah Portion read on the first day of Rosh Hashana… specifically the line where Yishmael is dying in the… Read more »

Jewish neshama can return--it's never to late
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Jewish neshama can return--it's never to late

This stoyr brought tears to my eyes…

love
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love

BH. We are Love and we should always act with Love. Thank you so much Rabbi Leider you are a king in this world. Chana Tova.

Bizarre
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Bizarre

What “family obligation” can possibly be more important than a dying spouse!!??!!??

To #28 Rabbi Lider
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To #28 Rabbi Lider

Thank you and Yosher Koach.

To #47
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To #47

Who says being Jewish means being ‘Frum’. Maybe he came from a connected but not Orthodox family.

WONDERFUL!
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WONDERFUL!

A wonderful happening! Thank you for sharing it!

Jewish  mothers
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Jewish mothers

I love our people!! you’d think everyone was the gentleman’s mother!! Kol Hakavod!!

A small miracle in this dark world
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A small miracle in this dark world

It is a wonderful that there is still Chesed in a mixed marriage. May Hashem bless this beautiful wife

And what Happened
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And what Happened

Did she ever come back ?

Wow
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Wow

Thank you for sharing

Rabbi heal dying man
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Rabbi heal dying man

Miracles do happen when u believe in God. Love rules the world no matter who or what u are.

we should all behave more like Rabbi Lider
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we should all behave more like Rabbi Lider

Rabbi Lider, you are wonderful doing such big mitzvahs. I probably would question why he did not practiced Judaism and married muslim. Her behavior is sol muslim–her husband–Jew –is dying and she has pressing issues! Jewish women would not do that–sorry he was blind, just like Isaac..

Who are we to judge!
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Who are we to judge!

Many of you comment on his wife and judge her by saying a Jewish wife wouldn’t do this. We do not know the facts why she has left him to attend to pressing family matters. It could have been a sick child or grandchild. We don’t know and therefore cannot pass judgement. He should have married within our religion, right, but again who are we to judge. Baruch HaShem Rabbi Lider got involved and hopefully the man has done teshuvah. May the old man have a full and speedy recovery to get back on the right path to live a… Read more »

Beautiful!!!!!
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Beautiful!!!!!

And also beautifully written!! May him and his family only hear of good news! עד מאה ועשרים שנה!!

Beautiful Story
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Beautiful Story

You are a born Jew or a Chosen Jew you are always a Jew in your heart. It was good the wife carried out her husbands wishes…I would like to know the ending of this story. It was a Mitzvah the Rabbi was called & prayed for his life, & hope he had a good Jewish life with good health and happiness.

On the Path
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On the Path

Beautiful story and great work, Rabbi. But I find it unsettling a wife of 27 years would leave the country while her husband is on death bed — leave his side, not even call, return or, or find out how he is — dead or alive? Not. A great wife, but decent of her to call the Rabbi and adhere to her husbands wishes. Oy!

lovely!
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lovely!

thank you for sharing!

Put it in the papers!
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Put it in the papers!

This story belongs in the newspapers! Put it in the type of newspapers that other Jewish men who are intermarried are likely to read… The forward, Jewish journal etc. When a loving democratic intermarried couple come across this story (which doesn’t disparage the noon Jewish spouse in the least…) It will encourage them to perhaps make similar choices… …I would just add two or three words about the meaning of being buried as a Jew (ie a taharah, Jewish cemetery etc. ) as part of the story Thank you rabbi lieder, you really made my grandfather Happy toward the end… Read more »

EVA BARTOV
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EVA BARTOV

WHAT HAPPENED IN THE END?????

very beautiful.
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very beautiful.

the verses have life as the cells. So when he read aloud the verses miracle happened

Rabbi, you did more for this man than his wife did
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Rabbi, you did more for this man than his wife did

To just up and leave, after being married so long, and her husband on his “death bed” is wrong on so many levels. The Rabbi did for him what his wife didn’t do: remain at his side in his hour of most need.

Mr. Stevens Wanga
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Mr. Stevens Wanga

A good story which shows God’s mercy and miracle to a sick man. But how can a wife leave a dying sick man to attend to personal matters? This shows it was a wrong decision to marry a woman of a different faith and Yitzach should have married a Jewish man because that Muslim woman was materialistic as is their nature.

Judging
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Judging

GOD is the only true Judge. I pray we all leave it to him and that thoughts of judging of others is taken from our hearts and minds. That we only have Love for Everyone!

jew tc mom
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jew tc mom

we always have enough time for teshuva . so thats our right why not to choose …..
and you can’t know who is your destiny . it was his duty to marrie a muslim woman….

his wife did an honorable thing
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his wife did an honorable thing

she didn’t had to do this but she respected him

we don’t know what happened in turkey, only she and the rabbi probebly know…

Susan Gibraltar
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Susan Gibraltar

Rabbi Lieder you are a beracha for Am Israel. Hashem bless you with everything good. Your name is your essence a true leader, thank you.

cressi
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cressi

What a wife. She abandoned him when he needed her the most.
Thank you rabbi lieder.

Wilma Fallon-
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Wilma Fallon-

You can’t beat a drop of homemade soup even when you’re ill or passing over !

From Ahavas Chesed
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From Ahavas Chesed

Thank you all
If someone wants to visit him in the hospital
Please send text messages to 3478311383
We’ll call you back
Thanks again

may hashem bless you
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may hashem bless you

rabbi leider does wonderful things for our community in the schus of all your mitzvahs my you be blessed with long healthy years

shemá israel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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shemá israel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

it will be a day where every single person will worship the Blessed G-d of israel. No more pain, no sorrow, no more fear. Thats the real acts. Baruch Hashem Adon–ai. I’m a bnei noach (noahide), but my heart understand the meaning of return to your land (real soul). Shemá, israel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Blessed be the real G-d, the G-d of Abraham Isaac and Jacob. Amem.

Wonderful story.
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Wonderful story.

did he continue living, or did he pass away in hospital? wonderful story and a wonderful Rabbi.

From Rabbi Lider - Toda!
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From Rabbi Lider - Toda!

Looking over all your comments, I am so touched! Your comments have given me, and the entire Ahavas Chesed family of volunteers, so much chizuk for the work we do for Anash and all Klal Yisroel! For all who asked, A story of a Jew’s live never ends! Isaac is Baruch Hashem getting stronger every day. His wife has not contacted him since she left. She didn’t tell me why she had to return or if she would ever come back. That is not the important message here. However we MUST say Baruch Hashem that she contacted me, and didn’t… Read more »

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