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    Reb Meir Roness, 74, OBM

    Reb Meir Roness, longtime Crown Heights resident known for his collecting money to support Chassidus shiurim passed away. Update: Levaya today, Wednesday at 2:00 pm at 770. Full Story

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    bde
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    bde

    So so sad he should go straight to heaven! And have a lichtige gan eden

     A yid a tzadik
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    A yid a tzadik

    The sweetest Jew!

    Bde
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    Bde

    Will truly be missed!

    Menachem S
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    Menachem S

    A Baal Shem’ske Yid. He will be sorely missed by all those that he reminded of the special days in our calendar.

    BD"E
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    BD"E

    Vos iz do geshen, g-t in himel !!! Men Zol Heren Bsurois Toivois.

    Rabbi Chaim Jacobs
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    Rabbi Chaim Jacobs

    What a special man so dedicated to everything the Rebbe stood for. He organised thousands of Tanya and chasidus shiurim in yeshivas and places nobody else had the ability to reach. Ad Mosay?

    BDE
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    BDE

    He was definitely a Tzadik nistar

    The equalizer
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    The equalizer

    The finest person

    Everyone's Relative
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    Everyone's Relative

    If he wasn’t a cousin, he was a Mechutan.
    Tzedaka for Eliyahu Hanavi, Rabboisai!
    יהי זכרו ברוך

    pidyon dollarin
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    pidyon dollarin

    Who can forget at the end of a weekday fabrengen it’s dark outside and the Rebbe had given dollars to the tankisten and there was Reb Meir outside770 in a loud voice saying chevra pidyon dollarin.
    When returning to 770 post gimmel Tammuz Reb still had his wad of money still collecting saying tzedoko rabosai Lkovod whatever yoma dpagrah it was. It used to bring back such beautiful memories. Reb Meir you will be missed

    BDE
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    BDE

    He was a special man. May his family be comforted.

    To #10 – thanks for the memories!

    What Happened?
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    What Happened?

    Was he ill? He was seen recently in 770.

    A true Tzadik
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    A true Tzadik

    A very special man. I was always inspired by this man eveytime I saw him and I always tried to give him some tzedakah. It was an honor…..
    When I see him I always think of Getzel Shlomo. No one really knew what kind of tzaddik this man really was.

    uncle meir
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    uncle meir

    you we’re such a kind person, so caring and sensitive to the people around you! you always smiled and were so positive, “zvet zein gut” is what we always heard from you even in hard times!!!
    you were a real tzaddik, so mekushar to the rebbe and the rebbes inyonim!
    your house was open to all of us and to the many guests that came to crown heights!!!
    why hashem???why??? please have rachmonus on your yesomim and send us moshiach right now!!!!

    Ad mosai???????????????????????????????????????
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    Ad mosai???????????????????????????????????????

    moshiach now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Seemed to be a Tzaddik Nistar
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    Seemed to be a Tzaddik Nistar

    Lived with Moshiach
    Always was inspired and inspired others
    Did not only collect, but also gave (a nice, personable word; a picture of the Rebbe to a child, etc.)
    Condolences to Yossi and the entire family
    Y. Sandman

    Truly missed
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    Truly missed

    Dear Reb Meir
    You will truly be missed, by all your neighbors and friends, bet the Eibeshter for Moshiach now.
    Condolences to all the children and family. May Hashem console your pain.
    Yossi Marozov

    shocking
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    shocking

    Chevra Tzedakah L’ilui Nishmas Meir Roness I can hear them saying that in between tear drops in Heavan! I Just saw him Shabbos afternoon this is shocking & very sad

    Where can we make a final donation
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    Where can we make a final donation

    He was one of the only people I would never say no to. What Mosed was he collecting for so we can give a final donation in his honor.

    from montreal,   boruch dayan emes
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    from montreal, boruch dayan emes

    I do not know if he he was born here but his family lived here for many years and his father was a Chosheve Klei Kodesh in Shomrim Laboker, across the street from our Yeshiva on Westbury , Reb Meir Z’L was definitely a landmark in Lubavitch (does someone know of his surviving siblings)

    ברוך דין אמת
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    ברוך דין אמת
    To #20
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    To #20

    He has a sister in South Africa and a brother in Israel

    SO very sad.
    Guest
    SO very sad.

    A fine mentsch. Quiet in talking with people. A Giant in tzedokoh. May his family only know simchas from now on.

    Siblings
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    Siblings

    To the best of my knowledge, his surviving siblings are Ronnie Roness (Israel) and Mrs. Ruchie Levy (South Africa). He was predeceased by a brother as well as his sister Mrs. Itty Spitezky a”h. Reb Meir was definitely mkayem Hevey m’kabel es kol ha’adam b’sever panim yafos. תנצב״ה

    Baruch Dayen Emes
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    Baruch Dayen Emes

    Another shock Ad mosai

    BDE
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    BDE

    He was a special man, and will miss seeing him around 🙁

    baal simcha
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    baal simcha

    We were expecting to see him collecting at our forthcoming simcha. May he be a gutte betteh for us all.

    Reb Meir Roness ZL
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    Reb Meir Roness ZL

    Reb Meir, Was a great source of first hand stories of Chasidiem, from over the past 5 decades. He was YBCLC chavrusa of R’ Shlomeh Cunin. (I believe he may have been a KAN in chaisdus). I will share one story (of many) that I heard from him. There was a famous chaisid from Eretz Yisroel who would come to 770 for Tishrie, and one thing he would not tolerate was, the late daving of Shacris. He would often complain to Hanholeh of 770…. One Year, Simchas Torah was Sunday and the previous night (leil Simchas Torah) they change the… Read more »

    BDE
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    BDE

    He was definitely a TZADIK NISTAR. He was born in Montreal
    and also he was like Getzel Shlomo I dont think anybody really knew exactly what tzidkus he really did. I would say Zecher Tzadik Vekodoish Livrocho!

    with the old breed
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    with the old breed

    Who will fill his shoes…

    1612
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    1612

    When the Litvishe Roshei Yeshivos will see him l’maaleh, they will all say “He’s the guy responsible for all those clandestine Tanya & Chassidus shiurim that our talmidim & yungerleit secretly attended despite our fierce opposition!”

    Isser Goldstein
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    Isser Goldstein

    BDE
    One of the finest and kindness Chossid and human being. His whole life dedicated to the Rebbe. May he br guttenabetter for his entire family. ad Mosai

    Never missed daily Mikva
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    Never missed daily Mikva

    Usually in e Flatbush if union wasnt available but he never missed , ott gait a chossid, a true chayol, from yesteryears , irreplaceable , ovad chossid min ho’oretz

    Reb Meir - one of a kind
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    Reb Meir - one of a kind

    In age, he was 74.
    In spirit, he was like a 20-year old
    He was such a Varemeh & energetic Yid, full of Chayus and joy. Unlike anyone I’ve ever seen.
    I am SHOCKED beyond SHOCKED that he his gone.
    May Hashem have Rachmonos and….
    VEHOKEETZU VERANINU SHOCHNEI OFOR !!!!

    Toronto admirer
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    Toronto admirer

    He would make his visits to Toronto to visit his married daughter. A great man.

    Kids will Miss him
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    Kids will Miss him

    Who else but R Meir would think of giving all the kids he saw a picture of the Rebbe they would then clutch like the biggest prize?

    Who'm to Learn from!
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    Who'm to Learn from!

    R’ Meir. Boruch Dayin Emes!
    A good word for everyone.
    Will miss.
    What inspiration.
    Stories of the past. But looking on to the future.
    Should learn from him…
    Take advantage of those we have left.
    Moshiach Now!

    uncle meir
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    uncle meir

    You were a true light in this world. Your home was always open for all from near and far. You came to every simcha in the family, near and far. What a truly good person , the sincerest. Love your Levy nieces and nephews. will be sorely missed.

    to 22 and 24       the un-named brother was Eli Roness Z'L
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    to 22 and 24 the un-named brother was Eli Roness Z'L

    he was a special Neshama

    Special man
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    Special man

    Special family. H-shem should comfort them.

    Reb Meir.
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    Reb Meir.

    A Chassidishe Yid through and through, everyone gave him money, because when he would ask who could say no? most didnt know what he was collecting for.. he single handedly supported ( and started) numerous shiurim in various communities.
    when we were bochurim he would always ask for money, saying: “the bochurim are the real gevirim in lubavitch”.

    Pidyon tapuchim kadishin gaans naacht hoishana raba
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    Pidyon tapuchim kadishin gaans naacht hoishana raba

    I’m sure he has a front row box seat between the heiligeh zaideh the atikoh kadisha , and the yungerman, zeir anpin from all the nitzoitzois which he was poiseh

    What a special person he was
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    What a special person he was

    May his Neshama have an Aliya.

     could've sworn I heard him today
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    could've sworn I heard him today

    while waiting for the aron to come could’ve sworn I heard Mayer’s voice Tzedakah Raboisai LKovod Chof Gimmel Teves Rabosai Lilui Nishmas R” Meir( Ben Avraham) you will be sorely missed & we are worse off without your presence!

    Boruch Dayan Haemes,
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    Boruch Dayan Haemes,

    A Tayerer Yid, Very Pleasant to talk to, Allways Had a Gut Vort to say, Whenever coming to 770 from out of town I would look for him to give some Tzedokoh

    A NJ Shliach
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    A NJ Shliach

    Reb’ Meir would send me a envelope every month (at his own expense) with the Geulah Brochures, I knew I was one of many that he sent these to.
    Will be dearly missed!

    So sad! What a loss to lubavitch!!
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    So sad! What a loss to lubavitch!!

    We lost a real old time Chassid and mekusher to the Rebbe. Always happy, always a positive word, always a chassidishe story to share. Pashut a geshmake yid!!! I know all his daughters. They are all real Eidel people. His legacy will continue!! Let’s bring moshiach now!!

    I will miss
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    I will miss

    The How are you? and Moshiach Now! and the smile and niceness which came with it

    More than 50 years of organising shiurey chasidus!!
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    More than 50 years of organising shiurey chasidus!!

    Thousand of Shiurim Bli Guzma! He did in such an eidel and quiet way that most people didn’t know what he was collecting for. He somehow got non-lubavitch bochurim to organize quietly the shiur near the yeshiva clandestinely and then would send top bochurim to give Shiurim. From Chaim Berlin, Lakewood, South Fallsburg etc. etc. to as far as Philadelphia. He never agreed to be interviewed about it, saying that it might compromise the shiurim and “vos darf ich dos”.. Many bochurim became Lubavitch from these shiurim, from Rabbi Lustig, Rabbi Telsner, Rabbi Majeskl and much more up to more… Read more »

    He would always ask where the shalom zahors are going to be.
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    He would always ask where the shalom zahors are going to be.

    before Shabbos.

    BDE
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    BDE

    Completely shocked and downfallen. He was a tremendous, tremendous person. Always super friendly, always remembered you no matter how little he knew you or how many years had passed. Spoke with him a few times as a teen. He would always give a warm greeting in older years. When 770 changed over the years, he was sometimes the only familiar face. A few months ago he gave my two younger kids cards with the Rebbe’s picture and kapitel. He was a real Chosid and one of a kind. He was indescribable and the loss is also indescribable. May the family… Read more »

    so sad
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    so sad

    What a chosid!

    #46
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    #46

    Same here, he would send us the pamphlets too.
    May we soon see him after t’chiyas hamaisim

    C.V.
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    C.V.

    No one mentioned the Rebbe cards he would give to kids? Yeho zichro boruch

    Who is going to fill his shoes?
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    Who is going to fill his shoes?

    Who is going to send bochurim to so many yeshivos? Who? Who is going to send out hundreds of Weekly Geulah magazines to countless communities, chabad yeshivas and shluchim? Who? Who is going to be everyones mechutan? Who? who is going to be so friendly to anyone and everyone? Who is going to give out rebbes pictures to our kinderlach? Who? Who is going to be charlies friend (and have him over every sahbbos night for a lechaim)? Who? Who is going to believe so strongly in the imminent coming of moshiach (even after going trough so many tragedies in… Read more »

    Memories
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    Memories

    I remember one year on 23 Shevat (which Lichorah will be Reb Meir’s shloshim), R’ Meir was going around 770 collecting money for ‘Erev Yartzeit. ‘ Everyone was wondering wasn’t it Motzie Yartzeit (22 Shvat)? And he explained to us ignorant people: Erev Yartzeit of Rebbertzin Menucha Rochel on 24 Shevat.
    May the family only have simchas.

    Never quit or ever took a day off
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    Never quit or ever took a day off

    Reb Meir had special koichois that no one ordinary man possessed as he asked the rebbe if he should focus fundraising only to gvirim or only by phone to which the rebbe gave him a specific directive & brocho to continue doing exactly what he was doing

    Sholom Lesches
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    Sholom Lesches

    He merits a lengthier hesped. Totally unforgettable.

    shnei oir  nitlu
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    shnei oir nitlu

    reb roness and rav ashknazi

    vchut hamishulosh loi bimheiro ynatek

    Erev chof daled tevet
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    Erev chof daled tevet

    Reb mair spreading Tanya red ashkenazi spreading the alter rebbes shulchon aruch both were invited for the farbrengen lemalo in honor of the alter Rebbe

    they just dont make them any more, like they used to
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    they just dont make them any more, like they used to

    truly a chossid
    living
    walking
    breathing
    we lost the best
    the crème of the crop

    zeh lumaas zeh
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    zeh lumaas zeh

    it may have just gotten a bit darker down here but it’s sure just became a whole lot lighter up there…..

    Hashgocha protis
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    Hashgocha protis

    THE Hashgocha protis of his Yahrtzeit is so clear?I am positive that on chof Dalet TEVES he was learning Tanya from the Alter REBBE himself as a schar for the hundreds of hours of Tanya learned due to his singlehanded efforts .How fitting that his name is Mayer,for he helped bring in the light of rabbi Shneur Sinai oir Zalman into this world

    Kishmoi cane who
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    Kishmoi cane who

    Like his namesake der bal haGoileh, reb Meir was our version lightening up our golus , making the load a bit lighter…..our Baal haGoileh bizman goluseinu

    Zalmy Schapiro
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    Zalmy Schapiro

    wow this is very sad and very shocking he cared about a lot of people to learn Torah and one of the best things you always say we have to be prepared for Moshaich wow this is very sad

    my dearest father,
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    my dearest father,

    Reading all these beautiful comments is warming my heart in this extremely tough time! Yes u guys are all right my father was a heilige Neshama. So devoted to his family and everyone he came in contact with. A real mekusher to the rebbe! Very optimistic, caring,fun spirited,lebedig,strong,holy jew! I dont think he ever missed a day going to the mikvah..even if that meant walking an hour upstate ..toronto ..wherever. he always shared with us his stories from when he came to lubavitch at age 14 and learned at bedford and dean.lubavitch yeshiva..and stories of his years in camp gan… Read more »

    Ma zaroi baChayim aaf hu baChayim
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    Ma zaroi baChayim aaf hu baChayim

    Was reb meirs famous quote to all the non chassidim out of ch whenever encountering a non belieber. So too reb meirs ruach and avoidas haKoidesh continues on thru the life of his mishpocho (& countless nfoshois “asherr osu b…Lakewood”)

    ברוך דיין האמת.  המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים ולא תוסיפו לדבאה עוד .  תנוחמו מן השמים.  ולא תדעו עוד צער
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    ברוך דיין האמת. המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים ולא תוסיפו לדבאה עוד . תנוחמו מן השמים. ולא תדעו עוד צער

    ברוך דיין האמת.
    המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים ולא תוסיפו לדבאה עוד .
    תנוחמו מן השמים.
    ולא תדעו עוד צער

    He was a walking Lachluchis of 770
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    He was a walking Lachluchis of 770

    Its so hard to say A”H on Reb Meir.’ When visiting Beis Chayeinu from Colorado, Reb Meir A”H would inquire and ask about whats news and would inquire tot he Shlichus. He would lately send the envelopes with the publications, and of course he would perosnally post and address it. The good times from 770 will be etched forever. Reb Meir was literally a Yid who made hundreds of Chassidim , taught yiden what it means to give, and to give with a Gefihl, Just on the Chassidsuher Yomim Toivim that he taught literally thousands of Yiden the importance of… Read more »

    an anecdote I heard from Reb Meir a''h
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    an anecdote I heard from Reb Meir a''h

    In his earlier years in 770, being that he was a left handed person, when he went by the Rebbe M”hM to receive kos shel bracha etc., he would use his left hand, and everytime he went by the Rebbe would point out to him “mit dee rechte hant” and each time he would explain to the Rebbe that he is left handed and then the Rebbe would give him. So finally he decided that he would just use his right hand and see what happens. And so it was that the next time he went by, he used his… Read more »

    hashgocha protiss
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    hashgocha protiss

    it’s so befitting and surely not coincidental that R Meir was oileh erev chof daled teiveis. & oileh versus niftar because all the pidyoinim surely were oileh in the zchus of the baal haYoima dPagra

    hashgacha pratiss
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    hashgacha pratiss

    it’s so befitting and surely not coincidental that R Meir was oileh erev chof daled teiveis. & oileh versus niftar because all the pidyoinim surely were oileh in the zchus of the baal haYoima dPagra

    Ivdu s hashem bsimcha
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    Ivdu s hashem bsimcha

    Was a character trait by which he lived and breathed thru and thru as I can never recall a period in time where sadness was ever displayed. Always a good word, a quick witty one liner, a humorous story or a funny picker upper if a person looked gloomy or downcast. And always with a smile. Truly a mussar haskil an applicable lesson for all of us to emulate in his footsteps as this personified his every interaction , and truly resonated his very essense and being. May his memory be a blessing to all mankind

    Simcha poiretz
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    Simcha poiretz

    Was one of his memorable qoutes as he was a giant advocate of pure happiness as the rebbe always stressed positive thoughts

    Ill never forget how reb meiyr always laughed
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    Ill never forget how reb meiyr always laughed

    Away life’s problems with a old as time chassidisheh idiom “tracht gut vet zaain gut” and poof just like that , things already looked brighter as he said it with such definitive certainty as dvorim hayoitzim mhalev, nichnosim el halev

    VhaChai yiten el libom
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    VhaChai yiten el libom

    With the tremendous avas Yisroel love for a fellow Jew that rabbi roness had and showed towards every Jew , so too let us all follow in his footsteps and learn a lesson on the most basic principle tenet of our faith and the foundation of our beliefs as originally taught to us by our great rabbis Akiva and Hillel , and by emulating the late rabbi Mayer

    Ki toiv
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    Ki toiv

    Like the tana reb Meir says a person should only go when it’s light…..hashgacha pratis reb Meir left us on Tuesday when the lights were created and toiv meoid a double goodness , saai bNigleh saai bChassidus , he tirelessly fused both together secretly with shining Tanya light into dark litvish yeshivish velt

    Tracht gut vet zain gut
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    Tracht gut vet zain gut

    Is all anyone ever heard his words of encouragement to all of us bochrim aka the gvirim and abirim sheh b,abirim

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