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R’ Mendel, The Rebbe’s Soldier

A large crowd participated in the levaya of R' Mendel Baumgarten on Sunday; His grandson explains why he was the Rebbe's soldier. Full Story, Photos

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Tzivia Yaffee-The humble giant-Rabbi Baumgarten
February 11, 2019 1:24 pm

Rabbi Baumgarten, the humble giant. Whoever did not hear Rabbi Baumgarten’s Rosh Hashana/Yom Kippur davening, has never heard davening in their life. The continual switch from intense awe to joy. The intensity of the al chat, U’nesaneh tokef, V’chol Maamiim. We were sure that he accompanied Kohen Godol as he did the Avoda and shared the Kohen’s joy and radiance as he exited the Kodeh Kodoshim. We listened in awe as he cried through the account of the Ten Matyrls. Then there was the special ladies reading of Magillas Esther which relied, which he did after fasting all day and… Read more »

krg
February 11, 2019 10:44 am

our hearts go out to that family. One rare family whose parents were not only fine people, but honest, caring, giving, true chasidim. What a legacy

Flatbush yid
February 11, 2019 5:19 am

BDE

Vahachei yiten ellibo
February 10, 2019 7:43 pm

Thanks for sharing about your grabdfather. The soldier and his love for yidden and his shlichus in kan ziva hashem es hanrocha

Beautifully written
February 10, 2019 6:44 pm

Thank you for sharing these stories of your zaide with us!

such an inspirational article
February 10, 2019 5:36 pm

well written. amazing!! BDE
Moshiach should come now!!!!

What a special family
February 10, 2019 5:09 pm

Rabbi and mrs. baumgartens incredible legacy live on today through their amazing children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Moshiach now

Yitzchok and Esther(Benarroch)Michael
February 10, 2019 3:12 pm

BDE. Our hearts go out to the whole family. He never in his life missed going to minyanim. He was an amazing tzaddik. May we only share in Simchas from now on.

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