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    Rabbi Zalman Posner, 87, OBM

    Rabbi Zalman Posner, one of the last Shluchim of the Frierdiker Rebbe whose influence surpassed Music City, passed away. Update: Levaya on Friday. Full Story

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    How very very sad
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    How very very sad

    The world at large and ‘bifrat’ the world of Chabad has lost one of its greatest teachers, leaders. authors and personalities with the passing of this great and humble man; A true giant of a man! His brilliance and knowledge surpassed that of many, his wit and sense of humour was unique, as was he himself. To know R’ Zalman was to love him, he endeared himself to one and all, and I will always remember the special twinkle in his eyes! He was a gentle giant who had time and patience for one and all, and one felt his… Read more »

    oh my! oh my!
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    oh my! oh my!

    hamokoim yenachem eschem b’shar availai tsion v’yerusholayim!
    What a great great loss! Oy vey
    ssk, cincinnati

    Boruch Dayan HaEmes
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    Boruch Dayan HaEmes

    A huge loss. The Rabbi presented a strong and uniquely Jewish/Chassidic perspective in an encouraging and open way. He was sent to a place which was “cold and dark and there was no light” to make light. the light became sparks of spiritual energy and unending positive influences affecting lives near and far.

    Stacey Rubin
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    Stacey Rubin

    What a huge loss! So privileged to have had him officiating at my wedding. He created a warm and loving environment in Sherith and will be sorely missed. Mayh e rest in peace with his lovely wife. I will never forget him.

    BDE
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    BDE

    fourth passing today! Moshiach now!

    BDE
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    BDE

    A special man — he should be a gute better for his family and for us all!

    TTT
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    TTT

    BDE, what a gem bnei yisroel lost, we are entering new era in Lubavitch.

    bde
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    bde

    BAruch dayan haemet, moshiach now

    Boruch Dayan Emes
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    Boruch Dayan Emes

    Moshiach Now!

    What a sad day....
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    What a sad day....

    Bde

    Oy vay!!!
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    Oy vay!!!

    BDE

    BH
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    BH

    Moshiach

    Very sad to hear
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    Very sad to hear

    He was very good to me as a student at Akiva and very good to my family when I was a boy and we needed help.
    I will always be very thankful to him.

    so sad
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    so sad

    He was a wonderful teacher and a kind man. We learned so much from him.

    o boy not again
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    o boy not again

    very sad very sad. seems like siblings just sat shiva. yes, he should be a gute bette and bring good news to his family.
    Montreal mishpocho

    Rabbi Chaim Jacobs Scotland
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    Rabbi Chaim Jacobs Scotland

    BDE
    What a loss of such a warm great and vibrant chosid who truly shone as a shliach of the Rebbe throughout his life. We will alweays have fond memories of his speaking visits to Glasgow Scotland. Ad Mosai do we have to wait for the hisgalus of the Rebbe and bi-us Moshiach Tzidkaynoo

    Rabbi
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    Rabbi

    Rabbi Posner was and will continue to be an inspiration to the Nashville Jewish Community. Rabbis that have come to Nashville during Rabbi Posner’s leadership and after have learned much from Rabbi Posner.

    boruch dayan haemes
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    boruch dayan haemes

    I remember Rabbi Posner from when I was a teenager in Crown Heights. I heard him speak once and always remembered him to be special. He just had this special aura!!

    Bde
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    Bde

    Bde

    sad
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    sad

    Extremely sad….for his family, but also for us. Honestly, who do we have left?

    I wish there was a website that would gather lectures from all these super stars that are no longer around.

    I love Chabad.org but they – let’s say – more particular about what they can post.

    I wish there was a site that would post lectures from Zalman Posner AH, JJ Hecht, Nisson Mindel, Emmanuel Schochet and the likes of these guys..

    Jay Stillman Nashville Tn.
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    Jay Stillman Nashville Tn.

    with full humility, head bowed, i must thank my Rebbe Posner and his family, for bringing me back to Yahadut, for joining me in Kiddushin, to enable Hashem to grant us 3 wonderful children, and to encourage us to return to Eretz Yisrael, and may his efforts and many seeds bring Our Holy Moshiach soon! thank you Rebbe! you are missed.

    miriam muskal (zaklikowski)
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    miriam muskal (zaklikowski)

    dearest shifra and family

    sorry to hear about your father of blessed memory

    it is with heart felt condolences that i send this e mail to you and your loved ones

    much simchas and nachas from your loved ones

    your classmate miriam

    Beth (Karr) Ducklo
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    Beth (Karr) Ducklo

    So very sorry to hear about Rabbi Posner’s passing. I have always had the utmost respect for him, as he was always the wisest man I knew. I have wonderful childhood memories of his stories at the Sherith Israel. My condolences to all.

    The Posners showed us the way...
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    The Posners showed us the way...

    My family is forever indebted to Rabbi and Rebbetzin Posner. Although both of my parents grew up in NY – my mother just minutes from 770 in Midwood- neither had ever known about the Rebbe or Chassidus until after their marriage, when they moved down South to Nashville so my father could attend medical school there. It was there, at Shearith Israel Shul, that my parents met the Posners and as my mother likes to say, “met a Rabbi who looked European but spoke like an American”. The Posners will always be our family’s foundation and entrance into Lubavitch. They… Read more »

    Thank You, Sorah
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    Thank You, Sorah

    Thanks for your short, but inspiring and enlightening words describing Rabbi Posner’s A”H greatness and ability to accomplish so much as an ‘early’ chossid over many years. He certainly was a giant in influencing so many with his chassidishe varemkeit and great knowledge. May we very soon merit to have our Rebbe back with the wonderful fruits of his inspiration.

    Baruch Dayan Emes
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    Baruch Dayan Emes

    I am frum and living in Israel thanks to Rabbi and Rebbitzen Posner. I learned all the customs that I keep in their home in Nashville.

    Ty Sorah for your very inspiring story.
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    Ty Sorah for your very inspiring story.

    What an amazing story. Look how important it is to maintain a good name for lubavitch. The only reason we have Dr. Feldman and family is bc rabbi Posner gave lubavitch a good name 2,000 miles away in Ga.

    Rochelle Zelenka-Diatikar
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    Rochelle Zelenka-Diatikar

    As a student in one of the first classes of Akiva School, the accoplishment of which I am to this day most proud, was to see him smile with a twinkle in his eye when answering or posing a question. His teaching and wisdom is still an inspiration to me. My heartfelt condolences to his immediate family and to all of us, his extended family.

    Fond Memories
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    Fond Memories

    My parents became frum in Nashville with the help of Rabbi and Rebbetzin Posner. My sisters and I were all born and raised there. We are all frum and Lubavitch today only because of the Posners. Rabbi Posner was a man with a lot of class who was also fun and a pleasure to speak with. When Rabbi Posner spoke to you he always did it with a smile and a twinkle in his eye that you could not help but smile back. Even when being Menachem Avel him when Mrs. Posner passed away, he had me smiling and laughing… Read more »

    ברוך דיין האמת
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    ברוך דיין האמת

    Was a kind smart person, always greeted everyone with a kind word, May his family have a נחמה in knowing that he will be remembered as a kind and thoughtful person who did great things for yiddishkait.

    Elisa
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    Elisa

    R. Posner put me on the right path; I am forever grateful. May his family be blessed in comfort.

    Sharon Moskovitz Boomer
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    Sharon Moskovitz Boomer

    Rabbi was an incredible man. I grew up with him and the Rebbitzen. His creation of Akiva School and the impact he had on the Nashville Jewish community can not be measured. Vivi, Shimon, Mendy, Sussie and Shimon know he will be remembered fondly by the many people he touched.

    Dugma chaya
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    Dugma chaya

    To be a shliach we need to have someone to emulate,who is human like us but shows that we do have the koach hameshalayach if we make ourselves a kayli .the rabbi was a dugma Chaya of this rule to hundreds of shluchim of ALL AGES.We are forever indebted to him!

    Living Legacy
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    Living Legacy

    I grew up as one of three daughters named after Chabad Rebbetzins in Nashville, TN. These names, while not typical of the city, were a source of connection and strength that stayed with us on our journeys of life. As a child, I remember Rabbi Posner capturing my attention with such statements such as “I am a Palastinian Jew.” On Purim, when asked what he was dressed up as, he would say he was dressed up as a “stuffed shirt”. As a graduate of their school Akiva Day School, I remember Mrs. Posner as my kindergarten teacher and Rabbi Posner… Read more »

    Rabbi Posner led the way
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    Rabbi Posner led the way

    Dear Children,
    We all loved your father and are greatful for what he taught us. He showed us how to live happy Jewish lives and enhanced our childrens education through Akiva. The many mitzvah’s we enjoy today were taught to us by Rabbi Posner. I believe the joy we have derived as a family has come from the teachings of your father. May his memories help to ease the pain of your loss. Know that we hold each and everyone of you dear to our hearts.
    HLM

    Remembering Rabbi Posner
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    Remembering Rabbi Posner

    Our family is very honored and humbled to have have had the opportunity to grow in Torah and Mitzvos by having a close relationship with Rabbi and Rebbetzin Posner in Nashville. They taught and guided us by setting a loving and kind example and will continue to do so by the influence they’ve had on our family. In my 11 year old son’s words he was an approachable and always kind and caring Torah giant! May the Posner family find comfort knowing how much their parents gave to Nashville. With much gratitude & appreciation, The Peisers

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