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Rabbi Yehuda Dukes, 39, OBM

Rabbi Yehuda Dukes, a beloved husband and father who inspired thousands around the world with his unshakable faith as he battled COVID 19, passed away on Thursday, 8 Shvat, 5781. UPDATE: Levaya today, passing by 770 at 3:00 PM and Old Montefiore Cemetery at 4:00 PM. Full Story

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Bde
January 21, 2021 11:26 am

So so sad

BDE
January 21, 2021 11:26 am

So sad ๐Ÿ™

Crying
January 21, 2021 11:27 am

Bde

Now!!! Rebbe now !!!!
January 21, 2021 11:28 am

We canโ€™t wait it must be now. We demand now and not another minute!!! NOt one second more ! Take us take us now to the mikdash ha shlishi

Baruch Dayan Emes
January 21, 2021 11:30 am

There are no word to describe the pain. I am sure we all believed he was going to be back home with his family. Now he is at home with Hashem. May Hashem send his family strenght and may we merit the coming of moshiach so we can all be reunited with our loved ones!

No Words
January 21, 2021 11:32 am

Baruch Dayan Haemes! We are shocked and saddened by this loss and inspired by his emunah and courage. May Hashem comfort his mishpacha and send Moshiach immediately!

BDE!
January 21, 2021 11:33 am

Terrible, terrible. We were all hoping and praying and a few months ago he seemed to be doing better. So sad. May Hashem bless his family with strength and may we be reunited with Yudi and all of klal Yisroel with Moshiach tzikaynu. Baruch dayan Ha’Emes

BDE
January 21, 2021 11:33 am

I’m crying. My children said tehillim for Yudi throughout. I am sorry for the pain. MOSHIACH NOW!

Very sad
January 21, 2021 11:34 am

Baruch dayan haemes

In tears
January 21, 2021 11:38 am

Bde

Bde
January 21, 2021 11:41 am

Our nation lost a great hero today ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ
May Sarah and the kids be comforted and may Hashem only show them revealed good from here on.
Davening for the Dukes family

My deepest condolences
January 21, 2021 11:44 am

Baruch Dayan HaEmet. I was hoping for better news. Everything is in Hashem’s hands. May the family be comforted during this very sad time.

Londoner
January 21, 2021 11:45 am

BDE No words…..

moshiach now
January 21, 2021 11:51 am

this is too much with whats going on

So sad! Burach dayen hames
January 21, 2021 11:51 am

I am in tears reading this, may hashem send comfort to sara her kids and all those who loved and cared for yudi. Said tehilim for him everyday. Wishing his family nothing but blessings here on out. We are crying with you. Sending love!

Baruch Dayan HaEmes
January 21, 2021 11:53 am

May Hashem being comfort and healing to Dukes and Spangenthal families and to all of Klal Yisroel with Moshiach NOW!

Moshe
January 21, 2021 11:55 am

Buruch Dayan haemes
May Hashem bring comfort to his family โค๏ธ

Heartbreaking!!!
January 21, 2021 11:57 am

Baruch Dayan Haemes!!! No words Just no words. Such a special person. I did not know him. Just followed his story and struggles and I am inspired by how he believed and was the most positive person, during trying times. . . Hashem takes the best, for some reason. There is no other way to put it. My highlight of the famous Shluchim Zoom Farbrengan was to hear Yudi speak from the hospital how Tanya and Chassidis helped him overcome the tremendous pain and suffering that he was going through. The man was a giant. A true Chossid. A positive… Read more ยป

AD MOSAI?
January 21, 2021 12:03 pm

REBBE! YOUR CHILDREN ARE SUFFERING! there are absolutely no words to describe the shock and pain that everyone is feeling right now, ESPECIALLY his family. PLEASE HASHEM! Have Rachmonus on us!
HOW MUCH LONGER DO WE HAVE TO WAIT?!

Highest of heights
January 21, 2021 12:06 pm

Such painful news. Hashem has left us with more questions than answers. Surely all of the mitzvos and tefillos that were said around the world are now bringing Yudi to the highest of heights. Please watch over us Yudi, we love you.

A true inspiration
January 21, 2021 12:06 pm

Like everyone, Iโ€™m just devastated by this dreadful news. I am amazed at how many people Yudi and his tzedeket wife Sarah Inspired and influenced. Even today, as she broke the news, her message was strong.

Sarah, may you and your beautiful family continue to be strong- Yudi ztโ€l will always be deeply missed, but from Gan Eden he can achieve what no one else has Done. And your love and devotion as well as your incredible Emunah will break down walls. Baruch Dayan HaEmet.

Utter devastation
January 21, 2021 12:07 pm

Just crying.

Heartbreaking
January 21, 2021 12:11 pm

Such painful news
May Hashem send comfort to his parents, Sarah, his children and his siblings
May the zchus of his impact on this world give him a great Aliyah.

BDE
January 21, 2021 12:14 pm

So sad. Condolences to the entire Dukes family. May Hashem comfort you and strengthen you to draw inspiration from Yudi’s life in order to continue impacting the world to bring Moshiach. Hope we all learn to take steps for the betterment of other’s spiritual well-being, which encompasses their physical and emotional health, especially when it requires putting ourselves aside. Perhaps when such acts become more common and less extraordinary then Moshiach will come faster.

What a colossal loss for the Jewish People.
January 21, 2021 12:26 pm

Consider the amount of good Yudi brought to this world via his holy work and shlichus at Jnet. Yudi connected hundreds (perhaps thousands) of chavrusa pairs that would study Torah regularly. ย  I personally have been a member of Jnet for the past twelve years. Yudi has a tremendous Zchus in the Mitzvah of Limud Torah as well as the other amazing Mitzvos (new Mezuzah’s, Tefilin, Shabbos, Kashrus etc. etc. that many of the chavrusa’s have begun taking on) these were a direct result of his work. It’s outstanding to consider the amount of good and the sheer scale of… Read more ยป

Baruch Dayan Emes
January 21, 2021 12:27 pm

You were a true warrior and a living miracle that inspired many. My sincere condolences to you, your family and loved ones.

To painful to swallow
Reply to  Baruch Dayan Emes
January 21, 2021 1:10 pm

He was sooo positive!
He will dearly be missed!
Hashem yerachaim!

Wuensch
January 21, 2021 12:28 pm

BDE

No words ื‘ื“ืดื”
January 21, 2021 12:29 pm

Yudi is the best of the best. What more can be said…
Our dad, ืขืดื”, was so proud to be a part of JNet thru Yudi, as a chavrusa with an inmate in Wyoming, among others.
May the entire Dukes family be immediately comforted through the reunification with Yudi now!
ื•ื”ืงื™ืฆื• ื•ืจื ื ื• ืฉื•ื›ื ื™ ืขืคืจ ื•ื”ื•ื ื‘ืจืืฉื ืชื™ื›ืฃ ื•ืžื™ื“ ืžืžืฉ
The Hein family, Teaneck NJ

Moshiach must be around the corner
January 21, 2021 12:33 pm

Cuz this is too much!!
Sending love and comfort to Sarah and the family

Ad Mosai
January 21, 2021 12:39 pm

BDE we lost a special soul today to Shamayim where Hashem needed him more. Why? Itโ€™s not for our understanding just know he was so special and brought light to so many. Sarah snd her children as well as Hinda and Aaron, his parents were blessed by his neshama

Bde
January 21, 2021 12:41 pm

Hashem yerachem!

B.D.H.
January 21, 2021 12:48 pm

Shaking and in utter shock!! Refusing to believe!
Ad Mosai???
May Sarah and the big Dukes family all find comfort!!!
No words!!!
We need guela today!!!!

Such a wonderful inspiration
January 21, 2021 12:52 pm

Yudi was a great person whom i had the pleasure of spending a great amount of time with at shul and as a friend. A wonderful father, great friend, great bal korah, great smile that lit up everyone and im sure a wonderful husband not to mention great speaker and founder of a amazing organization jnet. Will be missed greatly. Yirmi

BDE
January 21, 2021 12:55 pm

I am speechless. My heart is hurting.
May Hashem comfort his family

Yudi banging down gates of shomayim
January 21, 2021 12:58 pm

Right b4 yud shvat MOSHIACH NOW AD MOSAI!!!

No words!!!
January 21, 2021 1:00 pm

This is just way to painful!
I have lumps in my throat and tears in my eyes!
Hashem, AD MOSAI!!??

Yudi, Sarah incredible people
January 21, 2021 1:04 pm

Yudi is one of the finest people I’ve ever met. I’ve known him since he and Sarah were dating. Gentle soul. Kind and faithful and devoted. What inspired me, and thousands of others, is Sarah’s outsize dedication to healing Yudi and her faith in G-d. It is without question what kept Yudi alive for many months past what any medical prognosis would allow. She rallied the troops, whether it was the army of people praying for Yudi, his friends, his doctors. She bought him time with their precious children, something that will surely sustain them in the future. Sarah, so… Read more ยป

NO NO NO
January 21, 2021 1:11 pm

I was praying for him even after he left the hospital. I never stopped praying. NO! Please Hashem all my prayers that I did for him to get better here, please let it stand before him that he should be immediately be with our Rebbe! And cry ad mosai!

BDE
January 21, 2021 1:12 pm

What a special neshama. He will be a meilitz yosher Lklal yisroel

Sarah
January 21, 2021 1:13 pm

Sarah we are with you. We stand by you and your precious children.
May Hashem bentch you.
You represent the nashim tzidkanios of our generation. Moshiach now!

Baruch Dayin Haemes
January 21, 2021 1:14 pm

So Sad!
We need moshiach now!!!

ืื—ื“ ืžืื "ืฉ
January 21, 2021 1:19 pm

ื‘ืจื•ืš ื“ื™ื™ืŸ ื”ืืžืช
ืœืืฉืชื• ื—ื™ื–ืงื™ ื•ืืžืฆื™
ื›ื•ืœื ื• ืžื—ื–ื™ืงื™ื ืœืš ืืฆื‘ืขื•ืช

BDE
January 21, 2021 1:20 pm

No words. Moshiach now!

BDE
January 21, 2021 1:21 pm

Just tears. No words.

Sharyn Sharer
January 21, 2021 1:23 pm

BDE
So sad. I can’t stop thinking of Sarah, their family, Selwyn, Chaya Bracha and Yudi’s entire family. He was truly the nicest man I have ever met. I still can’t believe this. Yudi you will be missed. Love to the family.๐Ÿ˜“

Deeply saddened
January 21, 2021 1:24 pm

This is so disappointing! Moshiach needs to come! Itโ€™s not fair! We were so optimistic and we were all praying for him. I am a proud wife of my husband who has jnet chavrusahs for over 12 years because of Yudi. May all this Torah learning bring moshiach today! Ad mosai!

Tears flowing
January 21, 2021 1:29 pm

Why!! ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™

BDE
January 21, 2021 1:32 pm

I am shocked and saddened to hear of Yudi’s passing. I was blessed to have spoken with him twice because of JNet. Those conversations really touched me. I am so glad that he got to be reunited with his family before his untimely passing. May they find comfort from knowing how loved and admired he was.

Heartbroken.
January 21, 2021 1:40 pm

This is beyond heartbreaking.
What suffering! What loss!
What an exceptional woman.
May Hashem show us only revealed good.
May he protect and give strength to this incredible Aishes Chayil and kinderlach.

Ad mosai, Ad mosai, Ad Mosai!

Moshiach Now!
January 21, 2021 1:43 pm

Yudi, Please bring Moshiach with you NOW!!!

ื‘ืจื•ืš ื“ื™ื™ืŸ ื”ืืžืช- ื”ืžืงื•ื ื™ื ื—ื ืืชื›ื ื‘ืชื•ืš ืฉืืจ ืื‘ืœื™ ืฆื™ื•ืŸ
January 21, 2021 1:49 pm

ื‘ืจื•ืš ื“ื™ื™ืŸ ื”ืืžืช- ื”ืžืงื•ื ื™ื ื—ื ืืชื›ื ื‘ืชื•ืš ืฉืืจ ืื‘ืœื™ ืฆื™ื•ืŸ ื•ื™ืจื•ืฉืœื™ื โ€“ Baruch Dayan HaEmes โ€“ Blessed is the True Judge. Hamakom yenachem eschem bโ€™soch shaโ€™ar aveilei Tzion vโ€™Yerushalayim! May his memory be for a blessing and his family be comforted among the other mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. He was an example to all of us. He will be truly missed. His light shines on in the lives of all the people that he came in contact with. He was a mensch of the highest order, and the past 10 months, he and his wife Sarah have been the… Read more ยป

He was a good friend
January 21, 2021 1:51 pm

BDE. I learned with Yudi in Argentina. He was smart, funny and nice.

He learned Spanish on his own and loved to Lein.

I’m a little anti social, and will sometimes avoid saying hi to people but I always enjoyed saying hi to Yudi in the years after… He was very pleasant to talk to always.

His kids have a lot to look up to, I can’t imagine how much his family will miss him.

Just hearbreaking
January 21, 2021 2:00 pm

There are no words that can describe the pain.
However at least on a positive note, over 500K was raised to help the family when he would come home. At least Yudi knows his family is financially taken care of.
They should know no more pain!!!

Baruch Dayan Haemes!
January 21, 2021 2:08 pm

Sarah, you are such an inspiration!
May Hashem bentch you and your family with only brachos and simchos from now on!
Sending over so much love and hugs.
Moshiach NOW!!!!!!!

Jnet student
January 21, 2021 2:16 pm

How sad, what a great man. So many wonderful conversations with him. May Hashem embrace the family. He performed his mission so well.

Eibershter listen to our call. Ad Mosai? Ad Mosai?
January 21, 2021 2:27 pm

We all just celebrated Yudiโ€™s 39th Birthday on line, together WITH Yudi. He was so cheerful and full of positivity! We ALL got to know him and love him. Hashem, this MUST be the true end of Golus and the beginning of Geulah. We are doing our best. Now YOU DO what you do best. Bring Moshiach and reveal yourself to us.
We DEFINITELY deserve it.

A fellow Jew
January 21, 2021 2:38 pm

This is so so heartbreaking. May Hashem give you all the strength to deal with this tragedy. ื”ืžืงื•ื ื™ื ื—ื ืืชื›ื ื‘ืชื•ืš ืฉืขืจื™ ืฆื™ื•ืŸ ื•ื™ืจื•ืฉืœื™ื May you be reunited with him now!

BDE
January 21, 2021 3:16 pm

Crying. I’m so sorry that this happened! May Hashem comfort the dukes. Ad Masai!

Terrible
January 21, 2021 8:24 pm

How could this be

Tragic loss
January 21, 2021 9:14 pm

Wonderful guy from a wonderful family. Truly a good person through and through. We can never know why tragedy strikes, but this one really sucks the life out of me.

Same Yarhzeit
January 21, 2021 11:23 pm

Same Yarhzeit as Rabbi Menachem Shmuel Dovid HaLevi Raichik, the Rebbe’s SHADAR, not a coincidence

May Hashem comfort the family and all that are affected

Baruch Dayan HaEmes

yyf
January 22, 2021 10:51 am

Hamqkom Yenacheim Eschem Besoch Shaar Aveilei Tzion ViYerushalayim
Veheekeetzu Veranenu Shochnei Afar Vehu Besochom
Dear Dukes family, my heart goes out to you! I have been following your story the past several months, and have been davening and having Bitachon along with everyone else. May Hashem send Moshiach NOW, and bring Yudi back to you and all of us!

enough
January 22, 2021 2:34 pm

there is no two ways about it, we demand that moshiach come now because enough is enough. I’m crying and I’ve never met Yudi Dukes or his family, but I, along with countless other Yidden, said Tehillim for his refua.

Reb Yosef:
January 24, 2021 7:34 pm

I was sorry to hear of Yudi’s passing. I didn’t really know Yudi well, I just spoke to him maybe several times at the most. He seemed be to be a friendly pleasant person. My heart goes out to his lovely family. Hamokom yenachem etchem btoch sharei aveilei tzion v’yerushalayim. May G-D comfort all you between the mourners of zion and Jerusalem. Hoping for the geula shleima, and tcihos hamasim b’korov mamash, Bezrath Hashem
yours truly,
Yosef Yitzchok Seligson

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