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    Pioneering Shliach Laid to Rest

    The funeral of pioneering Shliach Rabbi Zalman Posner took place Friday as some remember his "mastery of the pulpit." Full Story, Photos

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    Yehi zichro baruch.
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    Yehi zichro baruch.

    Reb Zalman a”h was an inspiring mentor to us and, we believe, to most of the Rebbe ZY”A’s Shluchim of the 60s, 70s,
    and 80s. I patterned my speeches and talks and their delivery and style after his talks and sermons. He impacted
    Shlichus very uniquely!
    Hamakom yinachem eschem b’soch she’ar avaylay tzion
    viy’rushalayim.
    Rabbi and Mrs. Moshe Feller

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    Sad

    So sorry to hear the news.
    My father felt like a son to your father, thus having his children as brothers to him.
    המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים
    Yitzchak & Zelda Yarmush – Montreal

    A giant of a man.
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    A giant of a man.

    Rabbi Zalman Posner gave a brilliant talk for us in Encino California (already in) in the 70’s. Another caliber. Was always available to help inspire Shluchim and their Shlichus. Hamakon yenachem eschem besoch shaar Aveilei Tzion veyerushalyim.

    Rabbi Yehoshua B Gordon & family
    Chabad of the Valley, CA

    Great Article, But Kovod??
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    Great Article, But Kovod??

    Please do not use the modern trait of just using last names when referring to these great people. He is not “Posner”, he is very much Rabbi Posner. The same is true with Rabbi Friedman.
    To the whole Lubavitcher mishpocho:
    Hamakom yinachem eschem b’soch sha’ar aveilay tzion
    viyerushalayim

    Vicki Podis Jacobs in Nashville TN.
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    Vicki Podis Jacobs in Nashville TN.

    My children were students at Akiva….I went for one year and my brother for several years…Akiva school in 1960 was as special as it was the day my children attended….I will never forget Rabbi Posners way of getting such a good point across….I am certain that G-d is using him already…..

    We speak English. He conversed in Chasidus.
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    We speak English. He conversed in Chasidus.

    I was “Zoche” to have Rabbi Posner as the “Manhig Ruchni” on an Inward Bound trip in 5754 or 5755. He was truly remarkable on that occasion as on all others that I was privileged to hear him. He had a tremendous effect on all of us. He was there for us when we needed him and he is sorely missed.

    Hamakon yenachem eschem besoch shaar Aveilei Tzion veyerushalyim.

    -Rabbi Moishe Kasowitz
    Inward Bound, Minnesota

    Rabbi binyomin Lisbon
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    Rabbi binyomin Lisbon

    I had the zechus to accompany Rabbi Zalman Posner to a conference on ZPG (zero population growth) in the 70s in downtown Los Angeles.
    Although he was not on the formal program he tried to have 5 minutes to speak but to no avail.
    He went to the pay phone and called mazkirus asking what to do. He was told to try again.
    He did. And he was allowed 5 minutes and in his inimitable way brilliantly conveyed the message that made an impactful kiddush Hashem.
    Hamokem yenachem eschem b’soch shaar aveylei tzion v’yerusholayim.

    Thank you for Think Jewish
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    Thank you for Think Jewish

    B”H Thank you for Think Jewish – it was a quick way to revolutionize my life…
    Leah Shoshany of Machoneynu Gan Yisroel Denver תש”מ
    May he be a melitz yosher for every Yid, even the Yid who does not know that he or she is Jewish… and may the imminent revelation of משיח be a balm for any loneliness or sorrow of his family, friends, and colleagues… until that day that allows us to all meet again, in a renewed world. May his teachings be preserved and disseminated.

    המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שארי " אבילי  ציו וירושלים !!! משיח עכשיו !!!אמן
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    המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שארי " אבילי ציו וירושלים !!! משיח עכשיו !!!אמן

    משפחת גנזבורג , מילאנא-איטליא המורחבת, ” תחי” מאחלת לכם, ולכל ישרא-ל ” אך טוב וחסד !!! ” אמן כן י-ה-י רצון !!! א.כ.י.ר !!! עד מתייייי

    Not just a Rabbi but a friend to his community.
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    Not just a Rabbi but a friend to his community.

    I had the luxury of growing up in Nashville at Sherith Israel. I never got to go to school at Akiva though. Rabbi Posner treated us kids that grew up at the schul, as adopted grandchildren. At times, I think we may have taken it forgranted that such a respected man was our Rabbi, a man that truly changed the dynamics of the religious community here. He was always available for a talk and no problem or question was too big for him. He has been missed, since he moved to California, but not forgotten. May he always be of… Read more »

    Think Jewish
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    Think Jewish

    As a confused teenager in the ’80s, his book Think Jewish helped me tremendously.
    Boruch Dayan Emes

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