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Nosn Grunblatt
September 14, 2020 9:53 pm

Bdh! I remember a farbrengen in the year 5734, in the 770 sukah (“umoleo hooretz farbrengens es Havaie”, remember?). He started telling a story from Lubavitch with the words “I remember….”. Reb Mendel Futerfas a”h was there and reacted: “mir hot men dertzeilt, un er gedenkt.”
Yehe zichro boruch, vehokitzu vechulhu.

Tzvi
September 14, 2020 9:54 pm

Bde

ר ישראל מרדכי ב'ר שלמה הלוי
September 14, 2020 10:17 pm

R’ Yisroel Mordecai ben R’ Shlomo haleivi was a gentleman. He loved telling stories of elterer chassidim and loved to hear stories of chasidim. He spoke to everyone with deep respect. He will be sorely missed.

so so sad!!!!!!!!
September 14, 2020 10:54 pm

such a sweet Neshomo!!!!!

bD"E
September 14, 2020 11:00 pm

a loss for our whole kehilla and all for Klal Yisroel
Please bang down the gates of golus
Moshiach NOW

I remember the scene exactly.
September 14, 2020 11:24 pm

It was Yom Kippur morning about 10 -12 years ago. I came early to the kolel to learn, I was the third person there. Already there was R’ Wilhelm (from the Library) and the only other person in kolel was R’ Yisroel who spent the night there. R’ Yisroel had difficulty walking, he would wear metal braces on his legs. It would take strenuous efforts for him to scale the (steep) steps leading up to the kolel. He would arrive Erev Yom Kippur and stay there in shul overnight, sleeping on his chair. That You Kippur morning when I walked… Read more »

Yisroel mordche
September 14, 2020 11:41 pm

When crown heights community had nowhere to place him, as he would take a room at the dorm.
It was offered to many and asked who would take him in?
Only one individual Reb Yisroel Drizin a”h offered. He and his wife Faigy took care of yisroel mordche for many years.
They redid their basement to make him his own apartment.
Their children Rochel, Nechama, yossi, zalman
Treated him as their own sibling.
He lived and was cared by them for over 12 years.
May Hashem bentch the Drizin family and may yisroel mordche be a gutte beter for them.

I remember . .
September 14, 2020 11:52 pm

A dear friend a gentle soul a טייערע Neshama

I remember the day “Kozo” (as he was dearly knowמ) arrived with Rabbi Greenberg at Bedford and Dean. See him walking up the outside steps.
Good memories . . he will be sorely missed. ת.נ.צ.ב.ה

Yitzi
September 15, 2020 12:07 am

I remember him back in the mid 80’s he was a person who loved stories & he would tell stories. He will be missed

He ran away from home....
September 15, 2020 1:45 am

I dont know if i understood his home story correctly, but I heard that he ran away from home at 16 and became a Frum yid.
This story made me cry as a teen ager. Here is a young teen who decided to run away from home from South America and chose to be a Frum yid at 16. Maybe someone can shed more clarity on his background

where is his sister?
September 15, 2020 8:12 am

when I was a child he would visit my friends the blesofsky’s of kingston and president, I remember him speaking for a long time in spanish or portuguese to his sister.

where does she live today? is it possible to be menachem?

BDE Was a special yid
September 15, 2020 9:48 am

please all try go to levaya he has no family

Eidim
September 15, 2020 4:03 pm

For many years kozo and I would be eidim for the gittin by Harav JJ Hecht and he would tell me stories of my family that I didn’t even know
What a special neshomo who is saying kaddish for him

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