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R’ Chaim New, 53, OBM

R' Chaim New, a businessman and activist in the Chabad community in Melbourne, Australia, suddenly passed away in New York, Friday. Update: Levaya time added. Full Story

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Yg alumni
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Yg alumni

So sad to hear about this. Boruch Dayan Haames. The entire New family should only know of simchas!

nebech
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nebech

b.d.e

On my goodness
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On my goodness

What a tragic shock.
Hashem should help his family and give them strength..

So sad
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So sad

baruch dayan haemes. devastating news.

bde
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bde

I don’t know them, but this is so sad. Hashem should comfort the family.

Shocked
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Shocked

BDE

Terrible news
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Terrible news

Shainy grew up on the same block as me. I am so sorry for your family’s terrible, shocking loss. BD”E

Bde
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Bde

So unfair and sad. Wishing strength and comfort to the family

Geshrei
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Geshrei

Oy. First her father. Then her husband. Riboinoi shel oilom. I knew him. A toichendike individual.

malca b
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malca b

Bde

Shock and tears!
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Shock and tears!

This is just not right! You were a powerhouse of a man! Just doesn’t make sense! may your family find consolation and strength. BDE

BDE
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BDE

What a tragedy!

no words
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no words

We cannot say anything other than this is the last piece of not understandable news before Moshiach’s arrival. It must be the final birth pang before the actual birth of Moshiach, may we see him before Shabbos.

BDE
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BDE

he is such a good person

what does HE want from us???
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what does HE want from us???

Aibershter, what do you want? what are we doing SO wrong???
we are your faithful andn loyal sheep – enough is enough. we don’t understand your language – this is unacceptable!!!
ad mosai??
ikvos d’mishichai – PROVE IT HASHEM! SHOW US! WE’VE HAD IT!!!

Bde
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Bde

This is terrible. Didn’t know him, but he is so young! Ribono she olam! And his poor wife…..

bd"e
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bd"e

bd”e

BDH
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BDH

Toronto

i don't know what's happening!!!
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i don't know what's happening!!!

recently so many people from our community are just passing away!! we really need mashiach!! may hashem bench the family with only good, may he give them the proper comfort and may mashiach come now!

Yossel
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Yossel

I wish Hashem would swallow the angel of death forever…

Bdh
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Bdh

Oyyyyyy we need moshiach

BDE
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BDE

Sorry for your loss, may you guys only hear good news from now onward.

Best,
Levi

Baruh Dayan Emet
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Baruh Dayan Emet

Baruh Dayan Emet

former melbourne shliach
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former melbourne shliach

Baruch dayan haemes.
Shocking. Aibishter! His wife, kids, parents. Why? Why do they have to go through this???
He did so much for yeshiva.
What shocking news this will be for the whole melbourne after shabbos.
Oy hashem. We are all your children. Why? Oy…

Yossi A
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Yossi A

Any levaya info to post?

oie vay
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oie vay

i cant believe it….no words……..

from a former shliach to melburn

Shliach & Classmate
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Shliach & Classmate

ברוך דיין האמת
Just unbelievable. Hashem yerachem on his family and all yisen and end this increasingly dark & bitter golus.

Oy vei
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Oy vei

So sad may the family be comforted with the ultimate redemption with him back with moshiach tzidkeinu!!!

Giant
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Giant

He was a rare individual. Successfully allocated hugely of his self for his community and specifically its education. In his personal life, was a solid family anchor, replete with social graces of the highest caliber, close loving relationship with his wife, children, and grandchildren, brothers and sisters. Splendidly respectful and loving to his parents. Quietly helped many, many people in many many ways on many continents. Was eloquent, articulate, intelligent, learned in secular and Judaic subjects, cultured; passionate about, creative and talented in the best and finest humanity offers. And he was a mensch, even when amongst those not so… Read more »

Jill Sanderson
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Jill Sanderson

Baruch Dayan HaEmes
Such tragic news. Sending condolences to the entire New/Friedman families.

BDE
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BDE

Boruch Dayan Emes. Hashem must understand what He is doing, because the human mind cannot possibly comprehend and make sense of this tragedy.
Vayidom Aharon.

Oy vaavoy lanu
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Oy vaavoy lanu

Soooo sorry for such a loss Baruch Dayan emet

Alisa and Richard Cohen
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Alisa and Richard Cohen

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time. May Hashem comfort you and may his memory always be for a blessing. Sending love across the miles.

A wonderful man!
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A wonderful man!

We knew him from Melbourne. He was a kind, smart, witty good man! We will miss him dearly. Wonderful family. May Hashem comfort them in this trying time. Moshiach now!

BDE
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BDE

May Hashem comfot the new family.
Moshiach now!!

A devastating loss
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A devastating loss

A real mentsch who gave so much of himself b’gashmius and b’ruchniyos. Life in Melbourne will not be the same. The community is in shock and deeply shaken. A lichtige Gan Eden for sure but way way too soon.

Melbourne community member
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Melbourne community member

Because of all the recent צרות please let the whole community get together and if a Torah tefila and tzdaka to unull all the gzeros raos hayo lo tiye !

His dedication to Yeshivah was never forgotten and
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His dedication to Yeshivah was never forgotten and

Will never be forgotten !!!!!

אברהם קרינסקי
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אברהם קרינסקי

ברוך דיין אמת

Nechama
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Nechama

Boruch Dayan Haemes

Condolences to Sheiny and New family
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Condolences to Sheiny and New family

Baruh Dayan Emet

BDE shocking news
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BDE shocking news

Ad mosai??!

ברוך דיין האמת
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ברוך דיין האמת

דייי כמה אפשר כבר צריל משיח דחווףף עכשיוו
נמאס מהגלות הזאתת

Sheiny and Family
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Sheiny and Family

I am shocked by your tragic news. I will always remember your kindness and generosity to so many sectors of our community. Sending you peace.

Bde
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Bde

So sAd! !
Hashem send us Moshiach right now!!!

what!!! this insane!
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what!!! this insane!

I can’t believe this is true.
Ad Masai!?

Solange saraga
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Solange saraga

Baruch Dayan HaEmet.
May H confort the New Family
So sorry for your loss
From Montreal

OY HASHEM!
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OY HASHEM!

why why why such a shocking loss
Vayidom Aharon

Incomprehensible !!!!
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Incomprehensible !!!!

Chaim and Sheina devoted members of the community, serving The community, helping others! Incomprehensible!!!
Your many friends stateside are inconsolable and devastated by such a tragic loss to all in Melbourne and beyond.

May we see only the ultimate revealed good with moshiach and be reunited with our dear ones

Former YG Shliach
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Former YG Shliach

May the family find comfort and may der Aibersther deliver their comfort Mamash Now. Chaim was a caring, generous and always there for the Shluchim. There are no words other than we NEED Moshiach NOW.

Sorry to hear the shocking news
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Sorry to hear the shocking news

Hashem should give you strength through this trying time

bde
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bde

crazy
ad mosai!!!

BDE
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BDE

Heartbreaking
comfort for the whole family

I've known him for a very short time
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I've known him for a very short time

He exemplified the meaning of a עסקן
Unfortunately in chabad where of course shlichus is our goal
But without the עסקנים in our lubavitcher communities we would have nothing
As a son of a עסקן I could appreciate chaims devotion to at best a thankless job
To the family what kind of word’s can be used to console you
There are thousands of shluchim
There are hundreds of rabonim etc
Your son your husband father and brother was only part of a handful of עסקנים

Good Chavrusa & Family
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Good Chavrusa & Family

A tremendous loss. Utter Shock. Chaim was a big baal chesed. His Hachnosas Orchim was peerless, so many many people stayed at his home throughout the years. He will also be forever remembered for something amazingly special. He funded a trip where Rabbi’s Yitzchock D Groner and Chaim Gutnick traveled the world to meet “Gedolim” & Rabbonim (non-Lubavitcher) to pasken that Moshiach should come etc.; and he traveled along with them. Something like 2-3 weeks, taking off business, going and paying for a mission to bring Moshiach!! Chaim was a practical man, this just proves how “real” Geula and Moshiach… Read more »

OMG
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OMG

Moshiach must come now!!!!!!אמן סלה!!!

Definitely special man
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Definitely special man

It would be sad whoever it would be, but Chaim New was a unique person, smart, refined, sensible, focussed. Our family respected him very much.
We will miss him, and my heart breaks for the ones who will miss him the most, his family. Baruch Dayan Emes, moshiach now.

this is shocking!
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this is shocking!

We need Moshiach now!!!
How much longer does this suffering have to continue!?

A gadlus of generosity
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A gadlus of generosity

I knew him personally….. he did hidden chesed on an amazing level…and was consulted for advice on personal matters. a great loss… he will be very missed particularly in Melbouirne Yhi zichro baruch…..

former resident of Melb.
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former resident of Melb.

Chaim had a heart like no other. You could talk your heart out to him and he connected and helped in any way he could. He was an amazing baal Chesed, and chossid. He will be greatly missed. May Hashem comfort his family.. Baruch Dayan Hoemes… Ad Mosai???

So tragic
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So tragic

This is such shocking news! My heart goes out to every member of his family at this very difficult time. May you all find strength and comfort and be reunited with your husband, father very soon!!! Ad mosai!?
You should have only only simchos-many many in the future!!
R’ Chaim sounds like a true backbone to many mosdos in the Melbourne community, and a real mensch!
May his family have only only revealed good!!!

So Sorry!!!
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So Sorry!!!

Rabbi New, we are so sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. From what I have read about him he was an amazing person. I know he will be greatly missed. Sending condolences to you Rabbi New, to the entire New family, and the Friedman family.

BDE..AD MOSAI???
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BDE..AD MOSAI???

So so sorry & devastated to hear what has happened dear Shainy!! & your precious children! such a shock!! My heart goes out to you all & ALL the families!! Oh my GD!!Hashem ENOUGH !! PLEASE!!!!!????? May you all be comforted amonst the mourners of Zion!!!!But may we see Moshiach revealed NOW!!!

my heart, my prayers
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my heart, my prayers

tragic and sad, poor family. Boruch Dayan Haames. The entire New family should only know of simchas!

A devastating loss
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A devastating loss

A real mentsch who gave so much of himself b’gashmius and b’ruchniyos. Life in Melbourne will not be the same. The community is in shock and deeply shaken. A lichtige Gan Eden for sure but way way too soon.

moshiach now to much sadness
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moshiach now to much sadness

bdh a true loss

Baruch Dayan Haemes
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Baruch Dayan Haemes

Dear New Family,
I am so sorry. Hashem should ease your pain. I know that it is hard to feel strong right now so just know this, that we all are here for you and are holding you. We are feeling your pain.
Hamokom Yenachem Eschem Besoch Shaarei Tzion Besoch Yerushalayim.

SUCH A LOSS!!
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SUCH A LOSS!!

Hashem enough!
Please bring bring moshiach now so we can all be reunited with our loved ones!

cant believe this is true...
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cant believe this is true...

My heart is breaking for the family!
May Hashem send the ultimate comfort with the coming of moshiach now!!

A loss for everyone
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A loss for everyone

Broch Dayan haemes

 Former Shliach to YG (of Melbourne)
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Former Shliach to YG (of Melbourne)

I remember what a maskil/intellectual he was, and how despite his mental acuity and depth, he always stood firm about inyanim of frumkeit. At a time when many others were behaving to the contrary, he fully kept his beard and encouraged others to do so as well. When many of his classmates went on to study at university, he chose to advance his Torah studies, nigleh and chassidus, at YG (Yeshiva Gedola/Zal) growing in yidishkeit and chassidishkeit. Indeed, his beautiful chassidishe family is a testimony to the kind of life he chose and the values he instilled in those around… Read more »

Just a Yid
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Just a Yid

Never met him. I met his brother. Read about him from another brother. No doubt a mensch…you could read it and hear it from all those who met him and told me, or wrote about him. No one can understand the ways of Hashem. Chaim would want us all not to maintain but to increase our learning and our devotion to other Jews. If we each took on one new mitzvah or sharpened and perfected one Mitzvah that would honour Chaim.

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