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Friday, 19 Iyyar, 5779
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    Students Visit Recovering Teacher

    After more than 30 years, Lubavitch Yeshiva teacher Rabbi Avraham Garfinkel received a visit from three of his former students. Full Story, Photos

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    kol hakavod!
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    kol hakavod!
    wow!!
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    wow!!
    very powerful
    Guest
    very powerful

    Yasher koach! Although I don’t know R’ Garfinkle this is a powerful reminder to the current young and energetic generation that we must not forget about our elderly….. though we are all so busy make the time to remember your parents, grandparents and the elderly who need YOUR visit or call TODAY!!!

    Former talmid
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    Former talmid

    So nice to see – How is his memory? does he still remember his student names?

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    to # 4

    His memory is as sharp as ever, he told us wonderful stories, he has kept abreast of news in 770, Crown Heights and the Yeshiva and if you visit him, he will most likely remember you. Please prepare a dvar torah as he truly enjoys that the most. FYI, he sits and learns a whole day and listens to Daf Yomi tapes and other available Shiurim.
    We are looking to buy him an IPOD and load it with Nigleh and Chasidus so if you would like to chip in, please contact Uri Ivry or Lazer Avtzon

    Out of towner
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    Out of towner

    For out of towners, is there a way to call him?

    to # 6
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    to # 6

    His number is listed in the last paragraph of this article

    Former talmid
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    Former talmid

    BH

    Please post Ivry or Avtzons email address or phone number. I would like to chip in on the Ipod

    Eylu'i From Samarkan & Shedlit'z
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    Eylu'i From Samarkan & Shedlit'z

    As a Tommim He was known for his wisdom

    Get Him To Farbreng
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    Get Him To Farbreng

    Moshe or Uri if possible, get him to Farbreng in CH maybe Yud Tes Kislev…Rabbi Garfinkel, Rabbi Weinberg and Rabbi Avrohom Hecht learned in Atvotzk…

    Our Zayde
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    Our Zayde

    My wife and I live out of town but Zayde’s memory is perfect. He will tell you stories of the war, of yeshiva, of the previous rebbe (with whom he was close with). My wife’s Zayde is an unbelievable person and is full of life. While he was sitting shiva, he gave everyone chizuk. When talmidim came to be menachim aviel, he remembere each one like he saw them in shuir the day before.
    Everyone who visits is doing an unbelievable mitzvah!!!
    Also, whoever is able to set this ipod up for him, please contact me.

    from his daughter-in-law
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    from his daughter-in-law

    yasher koach to all those who visited him, and plan to visit him. I already see a difference in his mood from the visits.
    It gives me nechama that from my husband A”H’s death, my father-in-law is being reconnected with his talmidim.

    impressive
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    impressive

    i still vividly remember R. garfinkel classes and stencils on mesechte gitin had a great clear understanding of gemara and rishonim loved fis small mic that at times would walk with the whole system attached (: arichus yomim voshonim tovos how old is he now?

    great grand son
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    great grand son

    he is my great zadie he is great my zadie is the who passed away i was .the last sigth he saw he callasped when i was taking to him

    B"H good to hear about an old Rebbe from Yeshivah
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    B"H good to hear about an old Rebbe from Yeshivah

    I spent a whole summer with Rabbi Garfinkel in Morrisstown and also wasa Talmid of his in ULY The chasidcher stories and history that we heard and learned by him was real special. No Rebbe in yehivah could teach Nach and connect it to current events of our time as he did & make it so interesting.
    May he continue having a long and healthy life.

    to #8
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    to #8

    Lazer Avtzon can be reached aat avtzon346@gmail.com

    # 13  He must be well over 40
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    # 13 He must be well over 40
    May he more heathy years!! Until 120!
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    May he more heathy years!! Until 120!

    Rabbi Garfinkel just celebrated his 89th birthday.

    The Best Rebbi!
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    The Best Rebbi!

    It was truly an honor to be one of his talmidim. One of the real special Otvotzker Temimim and chsidisher Yid! His love and patience for all of his talmidim and the way he could relate to us in ULY was incredible! Thank you for posting this.

    Which old-timers remembers who got him a microphone and amplifier for the classroom?

    what a wonderful tzaddik
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    what a wonderful tzaddik

    “Od Yenuvun Beseiva D’sheinim V’era’ananim Y’ihiyu…”
    I would love to hear shiurim again from Rabbi Garfnikel

    to number 14
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    to number 14

    I’m sure you brought much nachas to your zeide. may you only have good things from now on.

    a special man
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    a special man

    i still have shiurim papers from rabbi garfinkel and the memories of krias megila and his memories from otvotzk and shanghai ,,, looking forward seeing him again

    Three angels visited (Reb) Avrohom
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    Three angels visited (Reb) Avrohom

    Look at the Hashgocho Pratis of this story as they visited the week of Parshas Veyira – the parsha that talks about three angles visting Avrohom Avinu

    Kol Hakovod
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    Kol Hakovod

    Ouri, Great Job! You never know what a small in 770 can do! By the way the microphone was put in by student Eli Kreiman!

    To # 8 or anybody else
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    To # 8 or anybody else

    Ouri Ivry can be reached at a ourister@gmail.com

    he started teaching in 1947
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    he started teaching in 1947
    A former Talmid from1985
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    A former Talmid from1985

    I was a student of Rabbi Garfinkel in 1985, and always remember the smile he would have every morning in class. He always explained the Gemara with so much patience, until we understood it well. In Yeshiva we always focus on learning Gemara and Chasidus. There is not much focus on learning Navi, which is a pity. However, Rabbi Grafinkel was the only teacher that thought us Navi in the Mesivta years, Sefer Daniel, and his teachings are with me until today. Rabbi Grafunkel was one of those teachers that always made each of his students feel loved and cared… Read more »

    An Outsiders View
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    An Outsiders View

    Although i never had Rabbi Garfinkel as a Rebbe, I am fortunate to know him and his family for over 35 years. I had spent many hours in his home in Canarsie. I always felt welcome and part of the family. I wish Rabbi Garfinkel and his Aishes Chail many years in good health, and only Simchas in the family.

    Jeff Green

    How is his rebbitzen?
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    How is his rebbitzen?

    I remember R’Avrohom Yitzchok from shul.He was a real lamdan, one of the best learners in Shangchai

    Talmid - 1991
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    Talmid - 1991

    Thanks for posting – It is a pleasure to see Rabbi Garfinkel again.

    I remember Rabbi Garfinkel telling us that he was Rabbi Marlows Rebbi as well.

    to # 30
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    to # 30

    he actually told us that night that Rabbi Marlowe a”h was one of the talmidim in his first class and many other interesting stories, we will try to add a video clip later this week bez”h

    So Nice
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    So Nice

    It’s the small things that count. Kol Hakavod to Uri and Laizer! Look how much good one small act (although time consuming) can bring to another person.
    Random acts of kindness and ahavas yisrael will bring Moshiach closer.

    Any other option to an IPOD
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    Any other option to an IPOD

    Unfortunately, Rabbi Garfinkel’s eyesight is not so well so it would be hard for him to navigate an IPOD so tapes or CD’s might be a better option so if anyone has material that can be shared, please let us know

    So Nice
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    So Nice

    To #32 ..and to Moshe

    Whoever says something in the name of the orignator brings Geulah to the world
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    Whoever says something in the name of the orignator brings Geulah to the world

    I met Rabbi Bogomilsky on Friday night and told him that I had forgotten on whose name he told me this wonderful vort, so he said that when the Rebbe sent him to visit Rabbi Telushkin, he told him this vort
    Moshiach NOW

    esther  gross - old  friend of family
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    esther gross - old friend of family

    Rabbi Garfinkel was a person who was never seen without a smile on his face. the respect that he and his aishus chayil shared was something to behold and learn from. His family are all special people in the way they conduct themselves towards other people. this goes back to the parents, It’s an honor to have known this family all my life ,
    and to have benefitted from their friendship. May hashem grant them many simchas

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