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R’ Yonah, A Special Shadchan

Itty Chazan writes about Rabbi Yonah Avtzon, a renowned Shadchan that "gave his heart and soul," who passed away suddenly today. Full Story

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A relative
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A relative

Thank you for sharing.
Really beautiful!

R' Yonah
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R' Yonah

We miss you Yeineh!

Thank you
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Thank you

For putting into words, many of my own thoughts and feelings. We are all hurting.

L'Iluy Lishmoso
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L'Iluy Lishmoso

What greater tribute and iluy nishmoso – if we, his friends & relatives, continue his legacy by making a minyan of shidduchim! Let us dedicate ourselves to the ultimate expression of Ahavas Yisroel, by partnering with HKBH and helping 10 boys and 10 girls find their basherts. This was the holy work that Yonah dedicated himself to and it must continue in his zchus for his neshoma. Of course it’s nice when a Sefer Torah is written – but usually there is no pressing need for its use. But building new chassidishe homes and making homes in which the shechina… Read more »

Meir
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Meir

BS”D Well said what comes to mind when I picture/think of him is that smile

Yahuda
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Yahuda

Beautifully written Itty.
May your brother in law be a true maylitz yosher & DEMAND from Hashem Moshiach NOW!!!!!

Blown away
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Blown away

From what I’ve read, this man was a true Shliach of the Rebbe…building one deira at a time, for the Scheina to dwell. I would have liked to have met him, but his reputation is an example of what is possible, in this world.

Malky
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Malky

His warm heart and smile was open for all. There was always room in the heart and house for anyone and everyone -even for those that others would distance. B D E Yonah when they made you they threw away the mold- You were one of a kind

Esther(Benarroch)Michael
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Esther(Benarroch)Michael

Itty what you wrote about Yonah was well written. He will be sorely missed.

big Z Schapiro
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big Z Schapiro

We want Moshaich now

Crown Heights resident
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Crown Heights resident

Reb yonah A”H once said that if every family in Crown Heights makes one shiduch a year the whole crisis story will be over and it’s so true I think that would be a nice thing to implement!

Dear Yonah
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Dear Yonah

You helped me with Shidduchim while I was in Crown Heights. I don’t know if I ever thanked you properly, but I would like to do so now. I did eventually get married. Was it the best most suitable candidate for me? Probably not. But we are putting in our best efforts to make it work, and as best as it could it, and BH with a lot of siyata dishmaya, patience, work and therapy, it is getting better all the time. I remember, in one email you told me directly “You are asking for the sun, the moon, and… Read more »

He was  Real
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He was Real

Every Shadchan Should learn from Him
Honestly he was number one all of Chabad will miss him
there is nobody like him

Oived Hashem
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Oived Hashem

Every single solitary one of us benefitted from him. Be it directly or indirectly,be it spiritually or materially. Either through his work in Shidduchim, his Sichos, Maamarim, and all his Chassidus in English, and all his other Mitzvos that I don’t even know about,with his charming smile, captivating and easy going mannerism, his unwavering dedication,devotion, and persistence, in whatever it was that he was involved with, at any given moment. Living on the other side of the world,I am devastated and reeling from this tremendous loss, of a GIANT of a man, and an Emesse, humble Chossid of THE REBBE.… Read more »

i agree
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i agree

with #4 and #11 !!!! let’s do it! make an effort to making shidduchim!!!

#12
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#12

Your message is not too late.

Others can take heed. Those struggling in their marriage can try and improve Sholom Bayis in merit of Yona.

…Dear yona…
I did eventually get married. Was it the best most suitable candidate for me? Probably not. But we are putting in our best efforts to make it work, and as best as it could it, and BH with a lot of siyata dishmaya, patience, work and therapy, it is getting better all the time. 

Beautifully written
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Beautifully written

Thank you Itty for your warm words about Yonah. He will be sorely missed by so so many people.

Thank you for speaking for many of us
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Thank you for speaking for many of us

Well Said

Others must step up
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Others must step up

And continue his holy work!

Larry
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Larry

I did not know him personally I crossing paths with him from time to time and saying hello his smile and His way he conducted himself just showed he was a genuine beautiful person.May God show compassion to the family

#4 Good idea
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#4 Good idea

I agree! From machshova to dibbur it MUST come to maaseh. Just as people commit to learning mishnayos, we should commit IN WRITING to make (work on making) a shidduch a month!!

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