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Friday, 13 Elul, 5782
  |  September 9, 2022

Short Film: Orphaned Scharf Brothers Share Their Story

Watch: A short film featuring a story of loss and empowerment. After their father’s passing in 5750 (1989), the Rebbe ‘adopted’ the four siblings of the Scharf family, showering the young orphans with attention and affection. Full Story, Video

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I often wish...
August 7, 2022 10:31 am

…that someone had thought to send me and my brother to visit the Rebbe after we lost our mother as youngsters, in 1973.
I often think it would have done both of us a world of good.
But Hashem’s plans are mysterious, and I did not learn of the rebbe’s teachings until about 25 years later — a few years after Gimmel Tammuz. This, too, was meant to be.
An easy, meaningful fast to all.

Wow
August 7, 2022 10:54 am

Very moving

Wondering ...
August 7, 2022 11:25 am

Do I remember correctly that the Sharf’s father wrote to the Rebbe and asked that the Rebbe take care of his children before he passed away ?

wondering
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August 7, 2022 1:15 pm

Never happened

Mendy
Reply to  wondering
August 7, 2022 3:58 pm

People say, that Rabbi Scharf did ask the rebbe to take care of his children.

wondering
Reply to  Mendy
August 8, 2022 4:56 pm

never happened

Incorrect to say Never happened
Reply to  Wondering ...
August 7, 2022 2:29 pm

That was the rumor back in the day, I don’t know if anyone really knows if he did or didn’t ask. Recently one of the family members were asked and he couldn’t verify either way. May today be transformed in happy and joyous days. ..

Other
Reply to  Wondering ...
August 7, 2022 3:06 pm

I heard the mother wrote to Rebbe after the father passed away, if he could take care of them?

wondering
Reply to  Other
August 8, 2022 4:57 pm

never happened

Very special and Powerful!
August 7, 2022 12:38 pm

Beautiful…My eyes are still leaking…. Was there as a teenager when this happened and brought back so many memories as well as many powerful emotions of the bigger loss we all suffered on ג׳ תמוז.

Brings back memories
August 7, 2022 5:17 pm

I came to the rebbe at age 18 a few weeks before my mother was nifter in 1967. The rebbe was like a parent to me as i had no family. I used to write him and speak to him 2x a yr at the womens convention and before rosh hashana when the women were allowed to go up and speak to him after he spoke to the women. I will never forget. This brought it all back and had me crying

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