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Rabbi Dovid Okunov 35th Yartzeit

35 years have passed since a crowd of 2000 Lubavitchers escorted the body of slain Rabbi Dovid Okunov HY"D to the spot where he had been murdered on Cheshvan 4, 5740. Full Story

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The okonov family
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The okonov family

Thank you collive for remembering this day
He was a great person and a beloved grandfather
May we see the coming of moshiach now

Kiddish in FREE this shaboss

Family friend
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Family friend

He was a very kind, frum person. Went on mesiras nefesh for yiddishekeit . He singlehandedly raised a wonderful frum chassidish family.

The Rebbe's reaction
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The Rebbe's reaction

He was murdered on a Thusday morning (Daled Cheshvan). At the Farbrengen on that Motzei Shabbos Noach (the Rebbe was still Farbrenging on M. Shabbos instead of Shabbos), the Rebbe began the Farbrengen asking to sing the Maamar Niggun. The Rebbe then began the Maamar, “Vayorach Hashem Es Reiach Hanichoach”, and quoted the Midrash that Hashem smelled the “Reiach Hanichoach” of those who are Moser Nefesh in the “Dor Hashmad”. And, most unusally, the Rebbe cried during this part of the (long and beautiful) Maamar. The Maamar itself is a wrap-up of the entire month of Tishrei and its impact… Read more »

a fine man
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a fine man

im wasa a young 18 when it happenned.
he was in my mind a senior citizen, and very sad.Now i realize that he was a youn man , and his daughter was akallah and got matrried during shloshim.
his sons look just like him and they should contiue in his good work and be Maarich yomin!!!m it was a very sad and frighting day in CH since i was a an out of towner at the time.
goldman, then him……it was very scary years and still is.
we had the Rebbe bgashmius to give us koach to go on!!!!

"וירח ה "
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"וירח ה "

Following this horrifying killing, the Rebbe said a mamor “וירח ה’ את ריח הניחוח – תשמ “ע” a very powerful mamor!

BH
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BH

Moshiach now

22 years?
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22 years?

Does that mean he is out of jail? Murderers get a lighter sentence than others in this country, like Rubashkin.

We owe our lives to you
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We owe our lives to you

Our family is frum today because of the special Okunov family. May you all be blessed triple fold for all that you do!

A Giant of a Chosid
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A Giant of a Chosid

I heard stories from tomchei tmimim and Reb Dovid. Incredible! Mesiras nefesh embodied him from such a young age. A real soldier.

Legacy
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Legacy

He raised a family who’s the best of Lubavitch. Shluchim all over doing amazing work!

Hashem ad mosai???
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Hashem ad mosai???

We need Moshiach!

We owe our lives to you
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We owe our lives to you

It’s because of the special Okunov family we are frum today! May G-d bless you all with only good. Your the most amazing dedicated people.
S.K

to #7. not 22 years.
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to #7. not 22 years.

no way he served the whole sentence. There is NO justice in our justice system.
Smack a busdriver and get 7 years.
Kill a Jew? He got the equivalent of smacking 3 mta employees?
Disgusting.

Thanks
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Thanks

We need to know this part of our sad history.
Thanks for sharing. I never knew this but it’s made an impact on me just reading.

I was there then but didn't know
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I was there then but didn't know

I’m shocked that this is the first I’m hearing of the murder of Rabbi Okunov. I grew up in Crown Heights but was just seven years old at the time that this horror story occured. So it’s understandable that I wasn’t aware of it then – but I know a few members of his family, and always heard about other Crown Heights tales of violence (the Goldman’s son, Mr. Zuber in Boston…). So I’m surprise to first be hearing of this now. It’s in important story to share. Not just so that Rabbi Okunov should be remembered – but also… Read more »

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