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Rabbi Binyomin Klein, 79, OBM

Rabbi Binyomin Klein, Jerusalem-born secretary of the Rebbe who was a liaison to top officials in Israel, passed away. Full Story, Photos

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June 11, 2015 8:01 pm

i wil never forget his kindness to me as a bocher and later times

Mendy Katz Miami
June 10, 2015 2:03 pm

Rabbi Klein was the friendliest person in 770 . Even though he was very busy and had a lot of responsibilities, he always made time to say hello to everyone and listen to everyone and most importantly actually help people. From when I was a young boy in the early 1980’s I would spend a lot of time in Rabbi Klein’s office . He was always so kind and polite . He never told you to leave his office or that you were in his way. I spent hundreds of hours over the years just having conversations with him about… Read more »

June 9, 2015 12:57 am

So what are we going to do to merit Moshiach’s coming already? How many more elder Chassidim do we need to lose before we wake UP????? Time is passing and still we are in Golus, the Malach HaMovess is still in business! Oy mei haya lanu!!!!!

I didn't know
June 8, 2015 7:07 pm

I didn’t know R Klein at all but just his apperence really showed you he was something special

A Prince of Chabad
June 8, 2015 6:19 am

Through his unique combination of tmimmus and chochma Rabbi Klein was mekarev many leading Israeli personages to the Rebbe and to Chabad….He managed one’s delicate communications to and from the Rebbe with great speed and utmost discretion. He was a prince of a man and a Prince of Chabad !Yehay Zichro Baruch

June 7, 2015 8:56 pm

I’ll miss his quick wit, unassuming demeanor, sharp eyes and will cherish my interactions with him.

June 7, 2015 7:00 pm

Yayehi Binsoia Haoron……

Oilem hasheker's loss is Oilem haemes's gain.
June 7, 2015 6:00 pm

Oilem hasheker’s loss is Oilem haemes’s gain.
A man who helped countless thousands of people.
May his family and the family of Chabad know of no more tzoros.

June 7, 2015 4:31 pm

i agree

All of creation is in mourning today.
June 7, 2015 10:54 am

A man amongst men. A quiet, humble giant of a man. Respectful of all. He served with compassion, love, kindness and devotion. He was a father to G-d’s children and beyond. If we all walked in the ways of Rabbi Klein we would’ve had Moshiach many moons ago. G-d bless you Rabbi Klein and your exemplary wife, as well as all your beautiful descendants who walk in your footsteps.

Boruch Dayen Hoemes
June 6, 2015 9:28 pm

Although I did not personally interact or know R Klein, I feel this is a Lubavitch family loss – may his family have a true Nechoma and Moshiach should come now!

baruch dayan emet
June 6, 2015 5:47 am

baruch dayan emet

June 5, 2015 9:45 pm

I don’t mean to be rude or stupid.
But after Gimmel Tammuz there was this thing going around. That on the way to the Ohel on 27 Adar. The Rebbe told him something about the stroke. Does anyone know any details etc.

BD”H. He was an amazing man a gentleman and extremely good hearted. R Binyonim ZTZ”L you will be missed very much.

BDE to melech
June 5, 2015 8:55 pm

and his wife is a malka!. As a baal teshuvah, they represent royalty to me. SO refined and kind and good. its a terrible loss. my thought are with you and our family Mrs. Klein.

no words - oh my
June 5, 2015 6:38 pm

how sad.
what a legacy
thank you for the amazing pictures

June 5, 2015 6:04 pm

yinachem eschem b’soch she’ar avaylay tzion viy’rushalayim.
“Sar v’gadol nofal hayom hazeh b’yisroel.” We were privileged
to have Rabbi Klein farbreng in our home with the Minnesota
shluchim. Y’hay zichro baruch.
Rabbi and Mrs. Moshe Feller

what a wonderful person
June 5, 2015 5:35 pm

i will never forget the phone call in received at work from Rabbi Klein telling me that the Rebbe Shlita was maskim on our (my husband and me) shiduich

may his memory be for an everlasting blessing to Klal Yisroel

to Mrs Klein and family

my hashem comfort you in you time of sorrow and may you have much nachas from your children grand children and great grand children and much nachas from each other

Sara and Avrohom Yitzchok Gewirtz
June 5, 2015 5:27 pm

Terrible great loss and very painfull to the family, to us personaly and Klal Israel. I knew Reb Binyomin ben Reb Menachem ע”ה from the days over 70 years ago when he took over from his father the blowing of the Silver Shofar every erev shabbes in Batei Ungarim ,Yerusholayim. What a sweet and kind man. He was one in a million….What a Tragedy.. שה’ יחזק את ליבכם השבור ושהמקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים ולא תוסיפו לדאבה עוד ויה”ר שמהיום ולהבא תידעו רק שמחות עם בריאות נכונה ויקיצו ורננו שוכני עפר והוא בתוכם בביאת המשיח בב”א אברהם… Read more »

June 5, 2015 4:32 pm

no words. I feel like we are losing the Rebbe….

Ad Mosai
June 5, 2015 3:40 pm

Im literaly speechless

איש יקר
June 5, 2015 3:39 pm

A real Tzadik who knew the importance of bridging between people. A man of integrity with a special internal and external brightness. ברוך דיין אמת

Baruch Dayan Emes
June 5, 2015 3:37 pm

Baruch Dayan Emes a true loyal chasid ad mosai

I just saw him
June 5, 2015 3:12 pm

I mamash just saw him walking on union street Wednesday,azah aidele yid Baruch Dayan haemes

Im in tears........ what a precious chossid we lost
June 5, 2015 3:00 pm

Yes Rabbi Klein also calld to tell me Im engaged!!! Now that the Rebbe has his secretary mayb he can tell the Rebbe how much we need Moshiach down here this second!!!!

די רבי׳ס מזכיר
June 5, 2015 2:55 pm

א אמת׳ע חסיד, יראת שמים, ולמדן! איך קען נישט גלויבן

June 5, 2015 2:27 pm

So sad truly one of a kind a real real chossid lubavitch lost a true diamond bde

Special Incredible Mazkir Chosid
June 5, 2015 2:02 pm

The pain is unbearable!!!
What an incredible, special, Chosid!!

June 5, 2015 1:50 pm

Rabbi Klein was always kind and approachable to BTs and all. Deepest condolences to his special eizer kengdo Leah and their beautiful family.
A Machon Chana girl

Still Remember
June 5, 2015 1:43 pm

The day I was called to the phone in Morristown and told by Rabbi Klein that I would be the Rebbe’s Shliach to the Yeshiva in Miami

What a Man
June 5, 2015 1:24 pm

it seemed as though nothing fazed him. And it also seemed he had deep ahavas yisroel, and it really came into expression with secular israeli yidden. BDE

June 5, 2015 1:13 pm

No words for such shocking news about an incredibly special chossid. He was totally devoted to the Rebbe in every way and such a part of our communication with the Rebbe.

May the Rebbe be back bekorov mamosh with Rabbi Klein at his side like always.

Mavver YaBoK
June 5, 2015 1:05 pm

Harav “Yerachmiel Binyomin Klein”

Ovad Chossid – Cannot believe that Harav Klein is Niftar.

Many incredible kindnesses done for me and thousands upon thousands over a lifetime of Mesirus Nefesh in service of the REBBE and Klal Yisrael.

A dear friend and confidant of Beis Aba and so much more.


Hamokom Yenachem Kol HaMishpacha – UMishpachas HaChassidim

Ben Abrams

I cried when I saw this
June 5, 2015 12:58 pm

He was a very nice and kind person. no ego. very friendly. He would talk to me as if I was his age, when in reality I’m 32 years younger. The world will deeply miss him.

A special person !
June 5, 2015 12:55 pm

So many good and precious memories.When Rabbi Klein used to call to give a Rebbe’s answer, he made us feel like he was talking to his own children. His love for everyone is unforgettable.

June 5, 2015 12:46 pm

Thank you for posting a beautiful collection of photos.

Heartfelt tears
June 5, 2015 12:38 pm

המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים

Only good memories of all dealings with him. Always helpful and Frielach.

-M.B. Kasowitz and family

June 5, 2015 12:32 pm

I, too, received every essential life direction from his mouth. I am so deeply sad.

Harav Klein
June 5, 2015 12:22 pm

Ba’al Sod

June 5, 2015 12:08 pm

Rabbi Klein was the best!
A real chossid! An incredible person!

No Words!!
June 5, 2015 11:54 am
איש סוד איש חכם בעל סוד ועוד ועוד ועוד.......
June 5, 2015 11:51 am

So humble yet such a Giant!!!
A giant in caring, in devotion to the Rebbe. Quiet yet so Wise! What a special gem of a person!
Words cannot describe the Unique qualities of this special person oh what can I say……………

Live stream?
June 5, 2015 11:30 am

Can we please live stream the levaya? So many would like to participate but are too far…

Shocked and saddened
June 5, 2015 11:24 am

Speechless! On a few occassions i turned to him for guidance(re: medical) and The Rebbes view on a personal matter.He was respectful,kind,reassuring and direct.He gave me clarity on how to proceed.In the street he smiled and nodded often stopping to say a pleasant word and show he knew who i was.
Lubavitch is mourning!
Rebbetzin klien May Hashem keep you strong!

Grateful to have known him
June 5, 2015 11:12 am

How many times did I think about thanking Rabbi Klein for his faithful protection to the Rebbe and for his personal intervention whenever we needed it. So humble yet such a dugma chaya. Our deepest condolences to Laya and her family–and to the family of Chabad. May Hashem escort him personally to the Heavenly Chamber to be with the Rebbe again. Moshiach now

עד מתי
June 5, 2015 11:05 am

כל כך מצער לשמוע הודעה זו על הבוקר. היה חסיד אמיצי ומקושר לרבי וזכה להיפטר במיתת נשיקה. ברוך דיין האמת

No words.
June 5, 2015 11:04 am

Today is the anniversary of our engagement, the day Rabbi Klein gave in our tzettel to the Rebbe requesting a bracha to get married. He had a great impact on me personally, as well.

Our sympathies to Leah and the entire family!
June 5, 2015 11:03 am

He was a mazkir and more–no words can describe the chuzuk he gave to thousands in person and over the phone!
the Estrins from Pgh

Crown Heightser
June 5, 2015 10:54 am

Rabbi Klein – a gem has been taken from our midst – a gem of a Chossid a gem of a person…

איש אמת
June 5, 2015 10:41 am

לעולם לא נשכח כשלמדנו בזאל למעלה לפעמים בנימין הי, נכנס ומבקש לקנות לו קפה בעס און בענץ ומתוך נימוס הי, אומר זה בשביל המזכיר ולא בשביל בנימין תמיד הי, בצניעות וענווה ונתן לכל אחד הרגשה מיוחדת וחמה, יהי זכרו ברוך

June 5, 2015 10:35 am


What a humble man he was! !!!
June 5, 2015 10:26 am

The Spiegel family loved him and will miss him.Spoke with him last Sunday by the Ohel always a smile and a good word.Enough Golus MHM NOW!!!!!!

Boruch Dayan Emes
June 5, 2015 10:26 am

A humble, wise, and compassionate chosid. Loyal to the Rebbe and Hashem.

julie and Yittzchok gniwisch
June 5, 2015 10:14 am

BDE sorry for the loss of such a wonderful person,may he be a maylitz yosher for all klal yisroel

Sad Day For Lubavitch
June 5, 2015 10:08 am

Part of our structure and history was chipped away from us today!

A Follower ....
June 5, 2015 9:51 am

This is what I saw In rebbes room — Less then 24 hours ago— Rabbi Klien was on the left rabbi GRONER was the Shliach Tziber Rabbi krinsky was on the right – I was right behind them all — and of course my mind iwas all over the place—mostly how these three gentlemen were literally hugging the Rebbe desk — refusing to give up the past—- — it was Rabbi klien who called me on almost every life intersection – passing on the direction where my life will be heading— Thank u Rabbi klien!!! And thank u for that… Read more »

June 5, 2015 9:45 am

No mention of what time?

So shocked
June 5, 2015 9:40 am

Rabbi Klein was a true Chosid of the Rebbe. It was a privilege to see him (I don’t know if I ever spoke with him, but just seeing him with the Rebbe was incredible.) I am so sorry to hear this terrible news.

Baruch Dayan Ha'emes
June 5, 2015 9:36 am

When is the Levaya? And where?

What a beautiful special person he was
June 5, 2015 9:30 am

Baruch dayan ha’emes. Words can’t describe the loss we all have. “Binyamin”, as he was known, was such a humble, caring person. He was also very discreet – בור סיד שאינו מאבד טיפה.

בעל סוד כמוס
June 5, 2015 9:22 am

מזכירו היקר של הרבי שידע רבות והיה איש עניו ויקר איש אמת בעל סוד כמוס , עכשיו הוא ליד הרבי , ובטח ירעיש עולמות יחד עם כ״קנאדמור מ״המ להתגלות המידית והוא בתוכם.

Ish Emes
June 5, 2015 9:14 am

He was a truly special man who made a difference and has touched the lives of so many.

so sad
June 5, 2015 9:06 am

I am very saddened . He was such a special man. The only consolation is that now he is reunited with the Rebbe.
May his merit be a blessing for us all.

Ad Mosai!
June 5, 2015 9:01 am

Boruch Dayan Haemes! His wife is Leah Klein sister of Nechama Greisman

so sad....
June 5, 2015 8:59 am

BD”H a loss to our whole worldwide community. he will be very missed.
Moshiach now!!!

June 5, 2015 8:56 am

What a shacking news.
just yesterday I saw him sitting at the desk in the tent near the Ohel,.
He was a special person worthy of his position he had.
may he be a sheliach from us all and convay to the Rebbe that we Kilal Yisroel needs him now more then ever.

A loss to this world
June 5, 2015 8:54 am

Our condolences to the family


Boruch Dayan Haemes
June 5, 2015 8:51 am


There is a boss
June 5, 2015 8:50 am

He is also on the board of ohel chabad Lubavitch by the rebbes ohel after gimmul tammuz he would visit the ohel (almost) daily